This week I am starting out with a personal experience that recently took place at my office.
I see a lot of young patients at my office and very often its about having a perfect set of pearly whites. I’m always happy to oblige. A beautiful smile contributes in a big way to your self-esteem and confidence. Visiting the dentist is something we should do, as we can get regular checks on our teeth and gums. Even if you search for something like Dentist Fishers (if you live in this area of Indonesia, US), hopefully undergoing the treatment of getting braces will be a whole lot easier for you. Once you get the advice from a dentist, this should put your mind at ease.
I had a young pretty looking girl come in recently. She mentioned she was getting married and wanted to look her best and I couldn’t agree more. The problem was she had some crooked teeth that needed fixing. Ten minutes into the discussion and she mentioned having taken a couple of other professional opinions before she saw me. I was curious to know what brought her to me and she mentioned she had heard I’m into Non-Invasive Dentistry. She had definitely heard right! Finally getting the smile you have always wanted could be as simple as visiting a Dentist in Temple Terrace (or your local clinic) to discuss various treatment options. Whether you choose to get braces or Invisalign, speaking to your dentist could help make this decision process a lot less stressful. Plus, they also have your best interests at heart when it comes to getting the smile you have always dreamed of.
Everyone she had been to had proposed cutting her teeth, making measurements and giving her perfect looking crowns to give her an amazing perfect smile. I’m sure that would make her look awesome, but at what cost?
She being just about 24 years’ old I wasn’t happy with this at all. When you start cutting and damaging perfectly healthy teeth only to get that perfect smile. That’s a big NO for me.
My next option would have been to insist on braces. But unfortunately that would take close to a year or maybe more and she was getting married in less than 6 months. She was a perfect case for Dental Aligners.
What are Dental Aligners?
Most dentists like this Dentist fairfax way offer orthodontic treatment, but aligners are a new kind of technology. Aligners are perfectly fabricated custom-made transparent retainers that slip over the teeth and fit perfectly without any movement. There are multiple Aligner Systems available today and each of them work a little differently
Invisalign, Clear Path and Inman Aligner are some of the ones available in India
How do they work?
Some systems like Invisalign and Clear Path have a series of trays that your dentist will give you and these need to be changed very two weeks making it a little cumbersome for the patient.
However, some like Inman Aligners are the most user friendly as the patient requires only one single aligner through the treatment making it extremely convenient. And the results are superb.
Is it for everybody with crowding or crooked teeth?
Simply put the answer is NO.
This is a form of Adult Orthodontics restricted only to the front teeth to make them look perfect.
If teeth are severely misaligned or crowded, then proper orthodontic treatment will always be my treatment of choice.
How long does treatment take?
Since the alignment is focused only on the front teeth it may take anywhere between six weeks to 18 weeks. And Voila you have perfect looking teeth. There is no damaging or destruction and your own natural teeth can look fabulous with a tiny bit of work.
What are my Do’s and Don’ts?
- You have to commit to wearing the Aligner for at least 20 hours a day.
- Its very easy to wear and you can get used to it in two to three days. After a couple of days, you don’t even realize it’s there.
- Your social life doesn’t stop. I even have some patients who use it like a style statement.
- But do remember to remove it when you’re eating. That’s the only thing you can’t do with it.
- You’ll need to see your dentist every two weeks for minor adjustments.
- The biggest advantage being since it’s a removable appliance maintaining your oral health is simple and effective.
Many adults believe they simply have to “live with” crooked teeth as the thought of braces just doesn’t seem right. The thought of a ‘metal smile’ isn’t at all appealing, but with aligners, you can smile with confidence, assured with the fact that your teeth-straightening therapy is virtually invisible.
There’s no painful adjustments of wires, no metal components cutting your mouth and no painful ache as your teeth are pulled into position. The gentle repositioning of your teeth with them is a pain-free therapy to return symmetry to your smile.
Why will aligner trays have you smiling with confidence?
- Non-invasive treatment;
- Pain-free therapy;
- No visible components;
- Custom-fit for seamless appearance;
- Easily removable to maintain oral hygiene;
- Lifestyle convenience;
If you’re still looking for that Non Invasive solution to straighten out your crooked teeth- then Aligners will work brilliantly for you.
I sign off now till next week.
Dr Shail Jaggi is a passionate dentist with specialisation in cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. She manages an Advanced Microscope Enhanced Practice – Dentalwiz dealing with all aspects of dentistry. Dr Jaggi is recipient of ‘Outstanding Dentist Of The Year -2015’
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