A sigh of relief
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of looking after yourself and those you love and to remember to smile.
This last point is one which may have more value than you first thought. When we smile our brains release chemicals which make us feel elated and improve the moods of those around us – which is always a good thing.
However, whilst there may be plenty of cause for smiling, for many it is simply not an option. This could be due to cosmetic dental problems which stand in the way of their confidence and cause them to willingly hide away their smiles.
Anyone who feels this way should take action now and speak to a trustworthy dentist in Soho who can help them improve their self-confidence and their smile and get them back to making the world a brighter place – one grin at a time.
When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they mostly think of bleaching agents and pearly white teeth.
Whilst dental whitening is a large aspect of cosmetic dentistry, the field of dentistry itself is actually far broader and encompasses a wide range of treatments that are designed to improve the aesthetics of their smile and a patient’s self-esteem.
One popular way of achieving exactly that is cosmetic dental alignment through treatments such as Invisalign. This is a contemporary new approach to the time-old problem of having disjointed or crooked teeth.
Having crooked teeth can not only affect your self-confidence, they can also impact on your overall oral health and even lead to gum disease. By seeking out orthodontic help, however, it is possible to shift your teeth until they are properly aligned, which will increase the visual appeal of your smile, as well as reducing the risk of gingivitis or periodontal diseases.
Getting things straight
Many adults across the country could be benefiting from orthodontic alignment – yet they refuse to seek out any help because they are afraid about how the treatments may impact their appearance.
These fears are not unfounded and mostly span from misconceptions about traditional fused metallic braces being the only option. These were, and still are, a widely popular way of correcting crooked teeth, but they are not widely acclaimed for their impact on your appearance, or their visibility.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign however, which can be found through most reputable dentists within the Soho area, is a revolutionary new approach to orthodontic alignment which does not require any metals or plastics benign attached to the patient’s teeth.
Rather it uses a single plastic retainer, which can be removed, to apply direct force to specific teeth, through built-in pressure points, in order to gradually and comfortably move them into their proper alignment.
Part of what makes Invisalign so massively popular, particularly with teenagers and younger adults, is that the treatment is almost completely invisible. This is because the retainer is made using a thin yet durable transparent plastic. These retainers are also made uniquely for each patient by using a mould or digital impression of their tooth structure.
As such, when the patient wears his or her Invisalign retainer, it fits so perfectly over their existing teeth that it almost slips entirely out of view. This has meant that teenagers, young people and adults alike can not correct minorly misaligned teeth without alerting others to their doing so.