Are you considering changing your smile with Invisalign braces? Perhaps a friend had enviable results and you’d like to try the same thing? Are you unsure whether the Invisalign invisible braces are right for you, or maybe you’re unsure about what exactly Invisalign is? Don’t worry, we’re here to help…
Essentially, Invisalign is a system that straightens your teeth using a series of removable almost invisible braces that are custom-made for your teeth. As you swap each aligner every one to two weeks, your teeth will move little by little, progressively moving towards the desired position.
Many people assume that Invisalign invisible braces will only work for minor teeth straightening issues, but they’re very much mistaken. The Invisalign System can be used to treat a variety of moderate to severe teeth straightening issues, including:
Crossbite – A crossbite is when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can happen on both the front and sides of the mouth.
Overbite –An overbite is when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth.
Underbite –As the name suggests, an underbite is the opposite of overbite, which occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the upper front teeth. It can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars that can lead to tooth wear.
Overcrowded teeth –When there is a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally it can lead to plaque accumulation and an increased risk of gum disease.
Widely spaced teeth – The opposite of overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth occur when you have extra space on your jaw.
All of these oral issues can be rectified with Invisalign!
Reduced discomfort- You may feel slight pressure after a change of aligners but compared with classic braces they are less painful. This is perfect for nervous patients who might be reluctant to enquire about traditional fixed braces.
Invisible – Probably the largest appeal is that Invisalign is very subtle, meaning other people will barely be able to notice the treatment.
Eat your favourite food – Craving for a snack? No problem! Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you have the freedom to eat, chew and drink.
Removable – Invisalign aligners are removable! You can remove them before eating/drinking and easily brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene.
Clear Treatment Schedule – Invisalign treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process, from the beginning to the end, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration.
Are you sold yet? One of the best things about Invisalign treatment is certainly the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Invisalign aligners are more comfortable then fixed braces and barely noticeable, so you can wear them and still do the things you love and live your life as normal!