Once upon a time, traditional metal braces were the norm. Clunky wires and rainbow rubber bands may have been popular in the past but now there are other choices available.
Teens and adults alike will know of the issues with maintaining and living with a metal brace. Whether it’s giving up your favourite foods, avoiding photo opportunities, or spending hours each week keeping your wire and brackets clean, traditional braces can be hard work.
If you want straighter teeth without the hassle, then removable Invisalign invisible braces may be the teeth straightening solution for you. So what makes Invisalign braces so good?
The discreet alternative to fixed braces
While the ‘metal mouth’ effect may be a normal sight in the school ground, they can look out of place as you age. Teenagers themselves are prone to feeling self-conscious and are often put off by the thought of wearing clunky metal wires for years at a time.
That’s where clear aligners come in. They’re made from a high-grade clear medical plastic and this means that they are virtually undetectable while in your mouth.
You can say goodbye to hiding your teeth when you smile because most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing braces at all. In fact, the majority of patients say their teeth just look slightly more shiny than usual while wearing their Invisalign brace.
That means you can get beautifully straight teeth without anyone even being able to tell you’re having work done in the meantime.
Braces that fit around your life
Fixed braces are bonded to your teeth for the entire length of your treatment. That means you’re forced to wear your brace every minute of everyday until your teeth are straight.
You’ll need to keep your brace clean, to have regular check-ups and wire changing/adjusting appointments, and you may have difficulty enjoying your favourite chewy foods like steak for a while.
Traditional braces can be an inconvenience to your day to day life. That’s why so many patients now opt for easily removable clear aligners to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign braces are clear aligners that are custom made and specially designed to fit perfectly around your teeth. This means you can pop out your aligner before you eat, drink, or play sports then, after brushing your teeth, you can simply click your Invisalign aligner back into place and go about your day as usual.
Invisalign treatment won’t impact on your daily routine as much as traditional metal braces because it can be more difficult to manoeuvre your toothbrush around wires, negotiate with interdental sticks, and to maintain your oral hygiene while wearing metal braces.
Your Invisalign aligners can be easily removed every morning and night so you can brush your teeth as you normally would. You can also brush your aligners just as you do your teeth and there are no wires or brackets for food to get trapped in.
All the power of a traditional brace and then some
Invisalign braces can be used to treat a huge number of orthodontic problems effectively. That means Invisalign can effectively correct and straighten your teeth if you have:
- Gaps in your teeth
- An overbite
- An underbite
- Cross bites
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked front teeth
Other than ruining the appearance of your smile, these issues can cause serious problems for your overall dental health. Uneven teeth are harder to clean and they can increase the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and even painful joint problems.
Invisalign helps resolve these issues. It does this by using a series of aligners that you wear in a particular order for up to two weeks at a time.
Each new aligner in your set is slightly different to the last; applying gentle pressure in all the right places to gradually encourage each tooth to move into the right place.
That means Invisalign can use targeted pressure to design your nice straight smile with accuracy. At your consultation, your dentist will take precise impressions of your teeth. These are then used to make a virtual treatment plan; tracking tooth movement and showing exactly how your teeth will look at each stage of your Invisalign treatment.
In many cases, Invisalign treatment takes from just 6-18 months to work its magic. And don’t forget, in the meantime, you can still take out your aligners to eat, to drink, to pose for photos, and to generally live your life to the fullest.
Benefits of Invisalign invisible braces:
- Straighten your teeth subtly – no metal wires or brackets in sight.
- No food restrictions – enjoy your favourite foods without a care.
- Make oral hygiene simple.
- Comfortable and convenient design.
- Straighter teeth in a relatively short time.
Book your Invisalign consultation today
Are you interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners? Speak to our highly skilled dental team today. Please call Cheslyn Hay Dental today on 01922 414372 or click here to book your Invisalign consultation.