Teeth Straightening known as Orthodontics can use many types of braces to straighten your teeth. The traditional metal braces known as “train tracks” are still very common. However clear braces are becoming very popular and one of the latest systems is the Smilelign invisible aligner system. Unlike other systems where trays are provided outside UK (as far as China and USA), Smilelign is produced by UK technicians based in Sheffield.
What is Smilelign?
Smilelign treatment is completed with a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners. The aligners are changed every two to four weeks for the next stage. Each aligner is carefully designed for your teeth and will move them in very small increments little by little, week by week. You will wear the clear aligners until they have moved your teeth to the final position prescribed by your dentist.
How Does Smilelign Straighten My Teeth?
Your tooth movements will be meticulously planned by your dentist and technician using the ‘Scan & Plan’ service. This is where models of your teeth are scanned using cutting edge technology. Each tooth movement is carefully decided using the Smilelign Ortho Studio Planning Software. From this we produce a 3D animation that shows the movements your teeth will go through during the course of treatment. This allows you to see how your teeth are will look like at the end of the treatment. This also gives you an opportunity to discuss any specific requirements you may have about how you would like your teeth to look.