What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to help straighten teeth discreetly. There is no need for the brackets, archwires and elastic bands used by more conventional braces.
Invisalign is particularly successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth and can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Removable: This is probably one of the greatest advantages of Invisalign. The aligners, which look a bit like thin sports mouthguards, can be removed for eating, thereby avoiding the problem of food getting trapped between wires and elastic bands.
- Hygienic: Invisalign makes maintaining a good oral hygiene routine much easier. With wire braces, cleaning your teeth is much more difficult – especially flossing between your teeth. The difficulty of flossing with metal braces means most people will neglect this part of their cleaning, and this could lead to problems with bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay in the future.
- Discreet: Invisalign’s aligners are virtually invisible to anyone unless they get very close to you, so hardly anyone will even notice you are having treatment. This is one of the main reasons thousands of adults have opted for Invisalign, as it won’t cause any disruption to their lifestyle.
- Custom-made: The Invisalign treatment method is renowned for getting great results. Much of these come from the 3D computer technology used to custom-make the clear, plastic aligners which fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll be issued with a new set of aligners every two weeks which you’ll need to replace as your teeth move towards their new position.