It was once believed that braces offered a permanent solution to crooked teeth and that a few months of sacrifice would translate into a perfectly straight smile for life – but years of research and investigation have proven that this is actually not the case. The only way to maintain the results achieved by braces is by consistently wearing retainers after the braces are removed.
You may have noticed your teeth migrating, becoming crooked where they were once straight. This is completely normal and natural if you have not been wearing your retainers – recent research shows that teeth move throughout life and will continue to migrate unless preventative measures are taken after the braces are removed.
The bad news is that if your teeth have moved, and you no longer have that perfectly straight smile, you will need to undergo treatment all over again. It may not seem worth it – you’re probably considering just living with a crooked grin – but crooked teeth promote structural issues that could have significant impacts on your life further down the line so re-treatment is not just recommended, it’s necessary to ensure long-term oral health.
The good news is that re-treating crooked teeth is no longer the major inconvenience it used to be, and it can now be done quickly and discreetly so that there is minimal impact on your life and no one ever needs to know you’re undergoing treatment.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to chunky metal braces, which can be extremely inconvenient. They are clear aligners which fit over your natural teeth and gradually move them. With Invisalign, minor relapses can be fixed within as little as 3 – 6 months, and the aligners can be removed at will for occasions such as business meetings or events so you have the freedom to live your life without limitations.
Dr Harris Smeyatsky is one of 2 Platinum status Invisalign providers in South Africa, and he is the only one situated in Cape Town so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. A practitioner receives Platinum status by treating between 41 and 80 patients within a 12 month period, which means that Dr Smeyatsky has vast experience with the Invisalign system and can help you with not just the straightening process, but also with the long-term maintenance of your results.
The longer you wait to have your teeth re-treated, the worse they’ll become. So bite the bullet and make that call today – our Platinum status Invisalign provider is ready to help you regain your stunning, straight smile. Contact us today and receive a free initial consultation.