Our Cosmetic Dentist in Manchester Provides a New, Efficient Way to Straighten Your Teeth
Invisalign is the most advanced alignment technology available that allows patients to straighten their smile without the use of metal wires or brackets. Aligners are custom created to straighten your smile gradually over time. Every two weeks you will receive a new pair that will help shift your teeth slightly without causing any discomfort or inconvenience for the daily activities of the patient.
Your cosmetic dentist in Manchester, Dr. Singh, will begin the process by taking an impression of your smile in order to create the custom alignment trays. These trays will be replaced every few weeks so that your teeth will gradually be shifted into the desired position. These alignment trays are made of clear plastic and can be worn all day without any inconvenience to the patient. Dr. Singh recommends wearing your alignment trays for about 22 hours a day every day over the course of about 18 months.
Aligners should be removed to eat or drink and should never be exposed to hot liquid. To clean aligners, rise them in cool or room-temperature water, or soak it in denture cleaner. Toothpaste or any other cleaning agents should never be used to clean your aligners because they can cause damage or deterioration over time. Smoking is prohibited when wearing Invisalign because it can cause permanent discoloration to your alignment trays. If you have a history of smoking, ask your doctor about alternative orthodontic options.
Choosing to straighten your smile using Invisalign can provide you with all the benefits of braces without causing you discomfort or interfering with your everyday life. Invisalign can treat a myriad of alignment issues including:
● Gaps or unwanted spacing
Invisalign is a great option for almost every smile. However, some patients may be better suited for other alignment options. Braces tend to be better suited for more extreme alignment issues, so be sure to consult with your Manchester cosmetic dentist to find out if Invisalign is appropriate for your smile.
Patients with a history of poor oral hygiene may benefit more from a different form of alignment treatment. Invisalign can be more expensive than other types of alignment treatments. Braces may be a more affordable option for patients looking to straighten their smile. If you would like to weigh which option would best suit your needs, consult with Dr. Singh.
The main advantage of Invisalign is the fact that it is virtually invisible. Alignment trays are made of a clear plastic that blends seamlessly with your smile. This is ideal for patients who may be self-conscious by metal braces and who may wish to straighten their smile more discreetly. Invisalign allows patients to work towards their goal smile without having to make them feel uncomfortable. Invisalign is also much more convenient than metal braces since the trays can be removed at any time. While it is still recommended that you wear the alignment trays for 22 hours a day, they can be removed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Braces are more permanent and can make daily activities slightly more difficult due to the presence of the metal wire.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign from Dr. Singh, call your cosmetic dentist in Manchester today. You can reach us at (603) 622-2425 or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!