Invisalign is arguably one of the most popular and prolific advancements in teeth straightening technology within the past decade. Millions of people worldwide are taking advantage of this simple, pain-free, non-invasive treatment, which achieves a beautifully straight smile without metal braces.
If you’re wondering whether Invisalign is for you, you’re not alone. Here we share some key information to help you to learn more about how it works and the results you can achieve, and ultimately decide if it is right for you.
What is Invisalign and how does it work?
At its core Invisalign is a specialised tool used to straighten the teeth without using metal wires or brackets. Adjustments are made in-clinic on a regular basis, ensuring a beautifully even, straighter smile. The braces control both the force and the timing of the application – which means only certain teeth are moved at certain times depending on your personal treatment plan.Invisalign is popular because, as the name suggests, it is almost invisible and enables patients to maintain higher self-confidence compared with traditional metal braces.
How is this system different to metal braces?
Invisalign braces are generally no more or less comfortable than traditional metal braces. Naturally there is a level of discomfort because they work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth to encourage movement. The amount of time it takes to straighten teeth is also similar.
The differences are two-fold – aesthetics, and flexibility. Visually Invisalign braces look much nicer (and are barely noticeable)
competed with metal braces. This is why they are incredibly popular with adults and teens. Unlike traditional braces Invisalign trays are also removable, which means minimal disruption to your oral care routine, meaning you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Who is it best suited to?
Invisalign is perfect for people with crooked teeth or abnormal bite who want to enjoy a straighter, more beautiful smile. Our expert Orthodontist at The Eram Clinic will be able to tailor the treatment to your needs.
Are there any cases where Invisalign isn’t suitable?
There are some complex orthodontic cases that Invisalign, or Invisalign alone, cannot treat. In most straightforward cases Invisalign is a suitable choice – but sometimes there may be treatment options better suited to a patients’ specific situation. Speak to our expert dentist’s to learn more about whether it is right for you. Often Invisalign can be combined with other treatments such as whitening or composite veneers for overall beautification.
One barrier people commonly experience can be the cost. Invisalign treatment can be more expensive than standard metal braces – reflecting the various benefits attached. At The Eram Clinic we offer payment plans so that you can spread the cost interest free.
Considering Invisalign? Still not sure if it’s the right option for you? Speak to our expert Orthodontics team today at Eram Dental Health Clinic or book a no-obligation consultation to discuss your requirements.