One of the benefits of working at a dental practice is that we do get the opportunity to have our teeth fixed, whitened and straightened. Today our receptionist Sarah G and our nurse Sara are continuing treatment with Mark to help straighten their teeth, so I thought I would give you a little progress report on how they are getting on. Both girls are getting married this year, so they want the perfect smile to walk down the eisle with. They have both already whitened their teeth, and now they are both wearing Invisalign braces. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner.
Sarah G is having what we call in the trade IPR (inter-proximal reduction) today. With Invisalign, in order to make space for teeth that need to move and rotate, small discs and instruments are used to “shave” minimal amounts of enamel off either sides of certain teeth. This makes very small spaces for the teeth to move to their straighter position. Sara has not long had her Invisalign alighners in (she is on week 3) and her appointment today is to have small attachments added to certain teeth. A white composite material is used to help anchor and pull teeth to a new position. They are bearly noticeable! Both our girls are so pleased with the progress so far. See if you can spot them next time you are in, and have a chat with them about Invisalign.
If you are interested in teeth whitening, straightening, Invisalign or even fixed braces please talk to one of our dental professionals. They will be more than happy to help