We often see patients who are desperate for a straight smile without having to go through the hassle of wearing visible braces. The good news is that orthodontics has come a long way, and today, it’s possible to straighten the teeth using discreet braces, such as Invisalign. If you’ve been putting off having treatment because you didn’t want people to see you with a brace or you were worried about the impact of wearing a brace on your social life or your career, Invisalign could be just what you’ve been waiting for.
How does Invisalign work and what does treatment involve?
Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which uses a sequence of custom-made braces to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is slightly different and treatment is planned and plotted in advance using sophisticated software. Every patient receives a set of bespoke braces and each aligner should be worn for a period of 2 weeks. Although Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s advice and wear them for at least 21 hours per day to achieve the desired outcome.
Invisalign offers a very simple, hassle-free treatment process. All you have to do is wear your aligners, take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth, and remember to swap them over every 2 weeks. When you’ve finished treatment, you can remove the last aligner and enjoy your incredible new smile.
Who can benefit from Invisalign?
Invisalign is suited to many patients, but it is usually recommended for those who have minor or moderate orthodontic issues. This is an excellent treatment option for patients who are looking for a discreet brace and those who would prefer the flexibility of a removable appliance. To find out if you’re a good match for Invisalign, why not call and book a consultation today?