A simple way to a happier smile

Woman about to wear invisalign braces

A smile is a powerful thing. Laughing and smiling produce positive chemical reactions in the body that boost mood, aid the immune system and even lower blood pressure. Smiling has positive psychological effects too: it helps people feel good in themselves and also eases their relationships with others. This can have all kinds of life benefits, including increased self-confidence and more success at work, in dating and family life.

So not feeling able to smile can have big consequences. For this reason, UK adults are seeking out cosmetic dental treatments at surgeries such as Vogue Dental Care in Luton. And while the benefits of having a smile to feel confident in are many, if it means wearing conspicuous metal braces for years, many will think that’s too high a price to pay. This is where, in Luton, Invisalign comes in.

What is Invisalign in Luton?

Invisalign is an innovative type of brace: instead of using brackets and wires to move teeth, it uses pressure points that are designed into thin, plastic aligners which fit over the teeth and gums like mouth guards. The aligners are clear and so can’t be seen unless examined at close quarters. This makes Invisalign an ideal treatment option for adults who want all the benefits of having a smile to be proud of, without the drawback of wire braces.

How does it work?

In Luton, Invisalign uses modern dental technology. The dentist makes a digital scan of the mouth, producing a 3D image of the patient’s teeth and gums. From this, they create a 3D treatment plan. This shows how the aligners will move the teeth in small increments until they arrive at their final destination. Not only does this allow the Invisalign technicians in the USA to design pinpoint-accurate aligners, it also means the patient can see how their smile will look once the treatment has finished, before it has even begun.

Each set of aligners is worn for 7–10 days, until the patient feels that the pressure has worn off. They then replace them with the next set in the series until the desired end point is reached. The dentist will also need to check on progress every 6–8 weeks.