Have you ever considered undergoing orthodontic treatment, but been put off by the stigma attached to braces? If this is the case and you long for straight teeth, allow us to introduce you to Invisalign, an invisible aligner treatment, which offers the opportunity to enjoy a perfectly aligned smile without any of the stress associated with visible braces. Invisalign is a popular treatment for teenagers and adults who are looking for a more discreet alternative to traditional braces.
The ins and outs of Invisalign
Invisalign offers an alternative to normal braces and it uses a different approach to treatment. Rather than utilising a fixed appliance, Invisalign employs a series of clear aligners to force the teeth into position. Each aligner is bespoke and the appliances work in a set order. The aligners are worn for 2 weeks and then replaced.
Invisalign aligners do not look anything like normal fixed braces; they are made to fit over the top of your teeth in a similar way to a gum shield worn for sport and they are completely clear. The aim of treatment is to straighten the teeth with optimum aesthetics, comfort and convenience.
Most people choose Invisalign because the aligners are virtually invisible and this means that life doesn’t have to change much once treatment has started; you don’t need to worry about what people will think or about how you look. You can also eat and brush your teeth in the normal way, as the aligners can be taken out and popped back in very quickly and easily.
Aligners are light and they don’t have any troublesome bands or ties, which can be very painful.
Invisalign is suitable for many orthodontic patients and it can be utilised to correct a variety of issues, from mild crowding to gaps between the teeth.