Until very recently, orthodontic options for the modern, busy and active adult were limited and indeed, limiting. Many adults have put off having orthodontic treatment in the past because there was no appliance allowing them to maintain their day-to-day diet, oral hygiene routine as well and appearance of their smile during treatment. This changed in 2000 when Invisalign clear aligners, a removable treatment developed by two orthodontic students in California, was launched and has since treated over 4 million patients worldwide.
Invisalign’s discreet design
Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic which means they’re barely visible to others. As they are removable, they don’t encompass any brace hardware like brackets and archwires, rendering them much more discreet than their fixed counterparts.
Invisalign in the workplace
The prospect of your appearance changing because of orthodontic treatment, especially in front of your colleagues, can be daunting. Invisalign’s design offers subtlety – your colleagues may not even notice you have the aligners in. You have a two-hour window each day in which to carry out your brushing routine, eat your meals and partake in any presentations you might have at work. Simply remove your aligners if you’re feeling a little anxious about speaking in front of potential clients and customers.
A focus on comfort
Invisalign clear aligners are made by taking digital impressions (or 3D moulds) and images of your teeth. The moulds will allow your dentist to create custom Invisalign aligners perfectly fitted to your tooth structure and a second benefit to having no brace hardware is that you don’t have to deal with any potential discomfort as a result of scratching inside your mouth.
No need to amend your diet
In 2019, more people than ever are following specific diets such as Keto, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free to name a few. Whether you’re following a diet like this for health, allergy or dietary reasons, you should have the option for this to remain unaltered throughout your treatment. As mentioned above, Invisalign is removable and therefore flexible when it comes to your eating habits.
If you would like more information about orthodontic treatment at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us and start your journey to a healthier and more aesthetic smile today.