If you’re considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile, you may have heard about Invisalign.
An innovative treatment, Invisalign works by moving the teeth gradually over time with the use of clear aligners that are almost completely invisible. It’s an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces, and it’s easy to see why — the technique makes it possible to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without anyone even noticing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Read on to find out why it’s worth considering …
A number of issues can be resolved
Although Invisalign is not suited to all orthodontic issues, the treatment may be recommended for a number of dental problems. Invisalign can be used to resolve bite and alignment issues, as well as gapped teeth, protruding teeth, overcrowding, and over and under bites. To check that Invisalign is the most appropriate treatment for your particular needs, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We’ll advise you on a treatment plan that best suits your case.
The treatment is carefully planned
Thanks to modern technology, your treatment plan will be determined with the help of 3D digital scanning. Impressions of your teeth will be created with the use of this advanced scanning equipment, allowing your dentist to formulate a tailored treatment plan. Because the planning process is fully digitised, you will be able to find out exactly what to expect from the process, and how long you will need to wear your aligners for. You can also get a sense of what the final results will look like.
They are comfortable
Once you and your dentist have agreed on a treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your personal goals, you’ll have aligners custom-made for you. Because the aligners are made specifically for you, they will fit your mouth perfectly and will feel very comfortable when you wear them. Also, unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment doesn’t involve any wires or brackets, so there is no risk of irritation to the gums or soft tissues within the mouth.
The treatment is virtually invisible
One of the reasons that Invisalign is growing increasingly popular is that it is virtually invisible. Because it is so discreet, the treatment is a great option for adults and teenagers who prefer to straighten their teeth without the appearance of chunky metal braces.
You don’t have to change your diet
Invisalign aligners are removable and can be taken out at mealtimes. While traditional braces require some dietary adjustments, you won’t have to make any changes to your eating habits with Invisalign. You can enjoy all your favourite foods, as there is no risk of damaging your orthodontic appliances. Just remember to stick to your oral health routine and brush and floss after meals to make sure you get rid of food particles in your mouth before putting your aligner back in. Also, be sure to keep your aligners clean by washing and rinsing them thoroughly every day.
A straight smile is a healthy smile
The cosmetic benefits of straightening your smile are clear, but did you know that there are also some health benefits to having straight teeth? Straight teeth tend to be easier to clean than crooked teeth, so undergoing orthodontic treatment can help to reduce your risk of decay and gum disease. Crowded and crooked teeth can also cause issues with chewing function, which can lead to excessive wear and tear on the enamel. When teeth are properly aligned, chewing function is improved.
If you are interested in finding out more about Invisalign treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our friendly team will offer you personalised care and are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have. After a comprehensive examination, we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs and explain all of the steps involved in the process.
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