14 Jun Information about Invisalign
You may have heard of Invisalign, but what is Invisalign and what does it consist of?
Invisalign is the perfect solution for the candidate who has misaligned teeth and needs them restructured in a way that does not affect their appearance and their day-to-day life.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is a clear alternative to having braces. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners which slowly pull, alter and ultimately straighten your teeth.
The Invisalign treatments do not require brackets or wires, nor do you have to worry about the restrictions of metal braces. Invisalign has shown to be very comfortable and non-invasive in comparison to other braces.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign method uses a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth. These aligners work by gently shifting teeth to their proper positions. While you are eating or drinking, you will be able to remove your aligners for that time being. Typically, you wear aligners for approximately 20 hours a day, to ensure that your teeth are pulling them into your desired position.
What does Invisalign look like?
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign was created in order to provide an alternative to traditional braces. Essentially, all the unpleasant aspects of metal braces have been eliminated due to the creation of Invisalign. Among, the many benefits are
Comfortable: There is no hassle when using Invisalign as it is made out of material that is non-invasive. Unlike metal braces, you do not have to suffer from the uncomfortable feeling of having material scratch your inner lip. The aligners fit perfectly in your mouth.
One of the most known advantages of having Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible. In most cases, they go unnoticed by others, so it does not affect your daily life. This is because they are clear, as well as the fact the aligners fit securely over your teeth without impairing your speech.
Unlike metal braces, you can take your aligners off when brushing your teeth and when eating. By having removable aligners, you do not need to have a major life change in terms of hygiene routine and eating habits. You are still able to live your normal life.
How do I know I need Invisalign?
Our award-winning dentists offer consultations whereby your whole mouth will be scanned, to take a closer look at the positioning and alignment of your teeth with top of the range machinery and equipment. After the consultation, your dentist will let you know the best bespoke treatment for you.