Invisible Teeth Straightening With Invisalign

Have you always wanted straight teeth, but been put off having treatment by the prospect of having to wear braces? In years gone by, braces were highly visible, but today, we have some incredible invisible options available. If you were worried about how you would look or what people would think, you don’t need to delay treatment any further. With Invisalign, nobody will even know that you’re wearing braces.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic system, which offers an alternative to fixed braces. This treatment uses a series of custom-designed clear, removable aligners to guide the teeth into position and align the smile. Each patient is presented with a set of bespoke aligners, which are made based on an individual treatment plan that plots the movement of the teeth. When you start treatment you’ll wear the first aligner for 2 weeks, and then continue with the sequence, replacing each appliance after a fortnight. The aligners are designed to be removed when you eat, drink and brush your teeth, but it is important that you wear them for at least 21 hours per day for the best results.

The pros and cons of Invisalign

The pros:

  • Invisible aesthetics: as the aligners are made entirely from clear plastic, they are undetectable when you smile
  • Convenience: you can remove your Invisalign aligners, which means that you can carry on with life as normal
  • Better dental health: you can continue to brush as normal and there’s no risk of getting food or bacteria trapped in your braces
  • Comfort: Invisalign aligners use gentle forces to move the teeth and they don’t contain any metal parts

The cons:

  • Versatility: Invisalign aligners may not be the best option for every patient. They tend to be recommended for patients with minor or moderate issues
  • Cost: Invisalign is one of the more expensive treatments on the market

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, or you’re eager to see if you’re a good candidate for treatment, why not get in touch and arrange a consultation?