According to the British Dental Journal 75% of the UK population could benefit from some type of orthodontics work. Having the perfect smile will boost your confidence and enhance your personal and professional life.
Some people are turning to online options for a quick fix to straighten their teeth that avoids dentist visits. But by choosing teeth straightening without a professional in oral healthcare and cosmetic dentistry, they are potentially putting the health of their teeth at serious risk.
Here, you’ll discover why choosing an Invisalign provider dentist is a safer option than ordering teeth aligners online.
The dangers of teeth straightening without a dentist
Teeth straightening options have come a long way since the old fashioned ‘train-tracks’. Now, adults can achieve an even, beautiful, healthy smile in a matter of months with customised, clear and removable aligners.
Patients that choose online teeth straightening products, without first ensuring their suitability for straightening with a dentist, are putting their oral health at risk. What they may not realise is that the health of the teeth and gums needs to be checked first.
Even when provided with a DIY tooth mould, this will not show up the full picture. For example, the depth of your roots and strength of your teeth to withstand the pressure of aligners is vital. Any weakness can result in an unstable bite, gum disease, nerve damage or even tooth loss.
Why choose an Invisalign provider dentist?
Invisalign is the world leading cosmetic tooth straightening system having helped over 10 million people world-wide to achieve the smiles they deserve.
At CK Dental, as an Invisalign-approved provider we can provide professional and safe teeth straightening. Our dentists have undergone specialised training and are accredited providers. The main benefits of choosing us for teeth straightening are:
See the results first – We can show patients how they will look at the end with a bespoke 3D simulation before any financial commitment.
Check you are good to go – We always check your suitability to go ahead with treatment. 3D digital scans and all necessary x-rays are taken of the teeth, before the aligners are created – so that they fit snugly and comfortably.
Careful planning and monitoring – The aligners will precisely and carefully move your teeth into the desired position. This is based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you. We’ll carefully monitor you on your straightening journey to accommodate any changes as your teeth move into position.
One of the best things about Invisalign, is that you’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.
Although mostly a cosmetic treatment, Invisalign can also improve your long-term oral health. Placing teeth in favourable positions leads to easier cleaning and less stress when it comes to everyday eating.
The Invisalign technology we use is developing all the time. There are also quicker and lower cost options for patients. For example, with Invisalign Go patients can see results in as little as three months.
Book with our Invisalign specialist
Our friendly Invisalign specialist, Alex James has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, and will be able to discuss with you everything you need to know about teeth straightening at your appointment.
Alex completed his Invisalign training in 2016 and has obtained a vast level of experience, knowledge, and expertise on his journey to improving many patients’ smiles.
Alex is happy to currently offer FREE consultations to existing and new patients for Invisalign*.
*New patients will have to undergo a full examination at the same appointment as part of checking the suitability of oral health for Invisalign – there will be no extra charge for x-rays, clinical photographs or digital scans that will be included in the consultation!