In a world where out online personas carry so much weight in our day-to-day lives, people can forget the importance of a winning smile. A shining set of gnashers helps in any situation, with most people saying they are more likely to trust someone with a nice smile over one without.
That’s not to say that winning smile doesn’t come without its costs. Some folk are lucky enough to have a natural set of straight teeth; for the rest of us, there are straight teeth treatments. One such treatment is invisible braces Glasgow, an alternative to traditional wire adult braces. Although straight teeth treatment Glasgow is a common occurrence during childhood, it is not always a possibility for everyone. The reasons could be financial, medical, or something altogether different entirely. Whatever the reason, there are now plenty of options for adult braces Glasgow available from smile dentist Glasgow today.
Invisalign Glasgow Options
Wire braces can be understandably unappealing to many people. Having a large and unwieldy contraption blatantly visible can undermine one’s confidence in one’s own personal presentation. Thankfully, there are subtler – but just as effective – options available. One such option is Invisalign treatment Glasgow. Invisalign is a form of invisible braces Glasgow that are moulded to match the unique layout of a patient’s teeth, much in the same way that gum shields are in many sports.
The treatment is simple, effective, and non-invasive, requiring no wiring of the mouth or any dental tool work at all. A cosmetic dentist Glasgow will take x-rays of your teeth and then use dental-specific called ClinCheck to forecast the series of movements your teeth are projected to undergo during the course of the treatment. This allows you, as the patient, see how the treatment will affect your teeth before you undertake it. The treatment entails wearing invisible braces to gently direct your teeth through a prearranged range of movements to leave them in straight alignments.
Once the models have been completed, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technologies will be used to create your personalised Invisalign Glasgow clear braces. Once made, each set of invisible braces Glasgow must wear the invisible braces for two weeks at a time, with each being slightly different to the last. As the standard length of treatment time is six to nine months, this means that anywhere between 12 and 18 different sets of clear braces Glasgow will be worn by a patient.
Adult Braces Glasgow
One other option for straight teeth treatments is traditional wire braces. Dental technology has advanced a long way since the old school wire behemoths that used to be worn. Wire braces can now be designed in such a way that their visible presence in negligible.
The length of time required when wearing wire adult braces Glasgow is case dependent, but usually takes between 12 and 24 months. Regular visits to the dentist are required, generally every 6 to 8 weeks. This is due to fixed dental braces requiring tightening and realigning on a regular basis to make sure they are working properly.
Modern wire braces are designed to impact on your day-to-day life as little as possible, but there may still be some slight discomfort while they are in place. Certain foods may also damage the braces; your cosmetic dentist Glasgow will advise you as to which foods these are.
If your smile has been making you feel self-conscious, get in touch with an expert cosmetic dentist Glasgow today to find out how your life and personal image could be positively, irrevocably changed.