If you have been looking for a dentist in Ipswich, then you may have been wondering which one to choose and how to decide. The obvious factors of location, friendliness of the staff and the atmosphere in the practice are all things that you can research and find out about. Recommendations from friends and family are always useful, however, you do need to consider what treatments are actually available at the practice. Contrary to what you might think, not all dental practices offer the same treatments and what might suit you today, may not be what you need tomorrow. It’s therefore really important that you spend time researching the treatments offered by your chosen dentist to ensure that all your needs can be catered for. Typically speaking, finding a dentist who offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry will mean that you can feel safe in the knowledge that they are able to cater for any dental issue that comes your way. Some dental practices also offer facial aesthetics treatments too, so that you can get a fresh face to match your healthy smile. So, if you don’t want to have to look around for a new dentist every time you need a new treatment, it could be worth doing your homework and finding a dentist who can treat you and your family for years to come.
One of the treatments that many families need is cosmetic orthodontics for correcting mild to moderate alignment issues.
Invisalign is a treatment that is used for issues such as gapped teeth, crowded teeth, crossbite, as well as over and underbite. It consists of aligners that are worn over the teeth and are virtually invisible, because the plastic they are made of is transparent. The aligners push the teeth into the desired position and need to be changed every couple of weeks. Your dentist will be able to provide you with enough aligners to last for 6 weeks, before you will be required to have a check-up and get some more. The aligners are removable for up to a couple of hours a day, so you will have time to take them out whilst eating and cleaning your teeth, enabling you to eat what you want and to ensure that your teeth are properly cleaned afterwards. The aligners should also be really comfortable to wear because they are made to fit your mouth bespoke. This is because dentists use an iTero digital scan to obtain the measurements of your mouth and to have your aligners manufactured for you. This means that the treatment should also be as efficient as possible, taking an average of 6 to 18 months to see the results!
Invisalign for the win!
There is a special range for teenagers, as well as the regular range for adults. This means that anyone with all of their adult teeth could be eligible for Invisalign. If you feel like you have low self-esteem from having misaligned teeth, getting your teeth realigned could be just what you need to feel better about your smile, plus there are lots of reasons to make sure that your teeth are aligned. It can help you to clean them properly, speak properly and chew properly too!
So, if you are looking for a new dentist, make sure that you check out what their treatment list is like and if you have misaligned teeth, look out for Invisalign!