If you ever worry about your waistline, and let’s face it, if you live in the West and eat a Western diet, you probably do, then you will know how every year there is a new diet bandwagon to jump on. Some work, some don’t. One that does is a diet that comes as a sideeffect of having your teeth straightened. It’s called the Invisalign diet.
Sadly, you have to have wonky teeth to take advantage of this weight loss marvel. But if you do have wonky teeth, get yourself along to a reputable Invisalign dentist, such as those at Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, London.
If they think you have the right kind of wonky teeth for Invisalign to straighten then you can invest in a major beauty overhaul. It will take a while, Invisalign invisible aligners typically take about a year to straighten teeth.
What’s so great about Invisalign?
Unlike the usual bracket and wire braces, Invisalign involves ultra-thin plastic aligners that look like mouth guards. They are 3D-printed from impressions your dentist takes from your teeth. The computer scans your impressions, taking many specific measurements, and then plots out a route to move your pearlywhites from their current state of wonkiness to perfect alignment. The Invisalign lab in the US prints a series of aligners, each one slightly different from the last, and representing one small step along the path your teeth need to take. Pressure from the plastic nudges them along.
Where the diet bit comes in is that you need to wear these aligners for at least 22 hours a day if they are to get the job done on time. That only leaves a couple of hours a day to remove them, eat three meals and give them a good brush. The rest of the time, they have to be in your mouth, working away, and you have to stay away from snacks and any coloured liquids, which will stain the clear plastic that makes them so discreet. So, for a year, it’s going to be three meals a day and nothing but water or artisanal gin in between.