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All the straightening, none of the faff

It’s funny how despite the ever-increasing number of time-saving gadgets we acquire, there are still never enough hours in the day. If you are like us at College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, your life is one of split-second timing between one urgent or important task and the next.

No wonder you haven’t had your teeth straightened yet. Where would you find the time to carefully clean round the brackets and wires of your braces after every meal? Well, you wouldn’t, would you? Lack of time is one important reason why people don’t get their teeth straightened as adults. Another is that they don’t want to regress to looking like an adolescent. If you’re in an important role at work, being mistaken for a 13-year-old is the last thing you need.

All good reasons not to get your teeth straightened with traditional braces, and that’s why more than 6 million people have instead used Invisalign to get this transformational work done.

Never seen Invisalign?

That’s not surprising. These clear aligners really live up to their promise of being undetectable. You’ve probably interacted with several people wearing these ultra-thin, mouth guard-style straighteners and not noticed them over their teeth.

How Invisalign works

Instead of one device fixed to your teeth, you get a series of aligners. You snap them on over your teeth and incrementally different pressure points inside them press on your teeth to get them to shift. It takes 7-10 days for each aligner to do its job and then, when it feels like it fits properly, you discard it and put in the next one.

The aligners are removable. You take them out every time you eat or drink something that’s not plain water. Then you brush your teeth and put them back in again. There’s no need to spend ages picking at stuck food. There’s also no need to worry that people will see your aligners. They are so thin that they hug your teeth and gum line and become invisible.

When your treatment is over, you will need to wear a retainer. Retainers hold the teeth in their new positions.

Now that you know about faff-free straightening, why not book a consultation?


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