The idea of committing to wearing a fixed brace for a year or more can feel like a tall order for many patients. It’s true that fixed brace designs are more sophisticated than ever before, employing lightweight materials designed with comfort in mind and working quickly to straighten complex issues with your teeth. However, if you’re looking for a more discreet choice of brace and not hugely keen on the idea of changing up your eating and brushing habits, Invisalign could be the brace for you. Read on to find out about the benefits of Invisalign and how it can transform your smile.
No special brushing rules
Looking after fixed braces takes discipline, requiring special care when it comes to caring for your teeth. With traditional train track braces, you will need to brush after every meal, clean each individual bracket individually once a day, and make sure any food hasn’t become lodged in your brace. If you’re after a less invasive dental care routine during your treatment, Invisalign is the right direction to go in. As they’re designed to be removable for up to 2 hours each day, you’re free to take them out to brush, without the worry of this affecting the course of treatment.
Enjoy your food, just like normal
Dietary trends in the U.K continue to change, with an increasing number of people committing to vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan diets than in the past. If you fall into this category (or you simply don’t feel like the idea of giving up certain foods), you’ll be pleased to hear Invisalign can meet your needs. Simply take them out to enjoy your food.
Love your smile during treatment
As you might expect (the prefix ‘Invis’ is in the title after all!), Invisalign clear aligners are designed to be discreet, and this remains the most predominant reason adult patients are so drawn to them. As your smile is something you show off multiple times a day (the average adult smiles around 30-40 times a day), you may wish to find a brace that’s going to complement your pearly whites, particularly if you’re in a client or customer-facing role.
See results fast
When you’re on the path to something new, it’s always good to have some motivational incentive along the way. With Invisalign, you’ll see noticeable results come about after only a couple of months, giving you confidence in treatment. Better still, before you even start, we’re able to give you a projection of what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment, thanks to the digital ITero system. This amazing technology underpins the progressive nature of the Invisalign brand, and they’re constantly evolving and upgrading their technology to give future patients an even better patient experience.
Specialist orthodontist at Cliftonville Dental
Unlike many practices offering Invisalign, here at Clintonville Dental we have our own dedicated specialist orthodontist. Dr Mina Poraghaee is constantly furthering the expert knowledge she already possesses, by keeping up with cutting edge technology and treatment techniques. We believe all great treatment should begin with a chat, so we can understand your needs and meet them accordingly. Dr Poraghaee will assess your unique case and map out what to expect from treatment with complete transparency before beginning. Throughout the treatment period, we’re here with you every step of the way and can advise you if you have any questions.
Ideal for remote monitoring
During the pandemic, Invisalign proved to be a treatment suited well to remote monitoring. Here at our Northampton dental practice we’ve been able to communicate with patients via Zoom about their treatment and monitor the progress their teeth go through this way. As Invisalign isn’t a fixed brace that needs to be tightened every few weeks, it’s ideal if you’re still shielding.
How a healthier smile and bite can transform your life
It may sound like we’re overstating the benefits of Invisalign when we say it’s life-changing, but that’s exactly what patients tell us after they’ve had treatment. A healthy bite allows so many positive things to fall into place, such as:
- Teeth that are easy to clean: even small alignment issues and crowding can stop you reaching your tooth surfaces when you brush, and in severe cases this can go on to cause decay and gum disease. Not only is orthodontic treatment an investment into the future health of your smile, correctly-aligned teeth ensure your smile is brush-friendly and doesn’t attract food particles that become stuck in-between your teeth and lead to bad breath.
- A growth in your confidence: you may find your new and beautiful smile is accompanied by a restored sense of confidence and willingness to show off your teeth around others. It’s always a great thrill for us to see patients rediscover a sense of pride in their smiles.
- Increased career prospects: research has shown that a healthy smile is indicative of self-care and career success. Make a great impression with colleagues, customers and clients, thanks to your new smile.
- Say goodbye to speech problems: in some cases, orthodontic ailments can affect how you pronounce certain words. You will find that these become a thing of the past post-treatment.
Book an Invisalign consultation at our Northampton dental practice by contacting our friendly reception team today.