What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners used to treat fundamental orthodontic issues, offering an effective cosmetic design.
Benefit of Invisalign:
- Removable – as the aligners are removable, it’s easier to keep on top of your dental hygiene routine, whilst with fixed brace types, it can be difficult to reach the food particles that become stuck in your brace hardware. No need to invest extra time in brushing and flossing, as you can simply take the aligners out.
- Discreet – Got a presentation coming up at work? Do not fret as your appearance will barely change – your colleagues may not even notice at all. Invisalign is cosmetic-centred and design to make minimal changes to your appearance.
- No brace hardware – as there is no brace hardware, you do not have to battle against any discomfort associated with fixed brace designs, where the brace hardware can often be a pain.
- Your teeth will not be damaged in any way.
- Safer option for sports and those with active lifestyles.
- Invisalign is suitable for a wide range of ages.
- The patient is in control – you, the patient are in charge of your treatment – many patients value this freedom, choosing when they remove their braces for the allocated 2 hours a day.
The process behind Invisalign
You will need to attend an initial consultation where you and your orthodontist can discuss the treatment. Following this, your orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth so that your aligners can be made up to be a perfect fit to your tooth structure.
Once your braces have been made up according to your exact tooth measurements, you can go home and begin the treatment, wearing the aligners 22 hours each day and changing them every 2-3 weeks.
Invisalign is favoured by many celebrities, who have found the discreet design of the braces to be a success (Tom Cruise even wore his aligners on the red carpet). Other celebrities to have embraced Invisalign include Kathy Bates and Justin Bieber). Over 4 million people have benefited from Invisalign worldwide
If you would like more information about orthodontic treatment at Clifontville, please do not hesitate to contact us.