Smiles on the rise
The unprecedented nature of the past year has left a lot of people struggling to find their smiles, especially given that getting cosmetic dental treatments from a dentist in Soho has proved more difficult than ever before.
Your smile is a massively important social asset that you simply can’t do without, and having visibly crooked or poorly aligned teeth can be the root of a great deal of stress and discomfort – both socially and dentally.
Luckily, seeking out help may be easier than you thought – as trusted dentists and orthodontists across the city are reopening their doors and welcoming in old and new faces.
What can a dentist do for my smile?
Nowadays, a good dentist is one that does not simply provide any one course of treatment, but rather treats every patient as a unique case.
The best form of approach for anyone who is unsure of what they are looking for from their dentist, or hasn’t visited the dentist chair for some time is to arrange a consultation and examination.
These consultations give dentists an opportunity to assess your oral health and determine how much treatment you’ll need. They also give you (the patient) a great opportunity to tell them in your own words what it is about your smile you are unhappy with.
Most reputable dental practices will provide a range of treatments within the following fields of dentistry:
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Discrete Orthodontics
- Preventative Dentistry
What are discrete orthodontics?
Over the past few decades, the world of cosmetic and discrete orthodontics has grown massively in both popularity and what is possible.
Invisalign treatment is one of the world’s most successful forms of discrete dental alignment.
The basic fundamentals of the Invisalign process aim to give patients an opportunity to realign crooked or misplaced teeth, without compromising their outward appearance in the process.
How does Invisalign work?
When you consider orthodontics, people primarily tend to envision traditional fused braces – which are often referred to as ‘train tracks’ – or lingual braces.
These variety of braces are both highly effective but can cause some discomfort due to the brackets and wires that are attached within the patient’s mouth.
The Invisalign retainer method, which we regularly provide to patients here at PS Dental Care, realigns out-of-place teeth through an entirely different method.
Invisalign treatment consists entirely of a removable, see-through plastic dental retainer.
Each of these retainers is created from a unique mould or digitalised impression of a patient’s tooth shape – which means they fit over their teeth perfectly.
Within the construction of every Invilasign retainer, there are specifically positioned pressure points that apply force to the teeth that have been sighted as being crooked.
This means that when a patient wears their Inviaslin retainer over their teeth, it gradually forces their smile together.
As each Invisalign retainer is transparent, it is almost completely invisible when being worn – allowing patients to align their teeth discretely.
Another massive appeal to the Invisalign retainer system for dental realignment is that patients can opt to remove their retainer at their choosing, such as if eating a meal or attending an important occasion like a date or job interview.
If you’d like to determine whether or not Invisalign could help get your smile back on track then speak to a trusted, local provider today and get the ball rolling.