Discretion is one of the desires, which tops orthodontic patients’ wish-lists and thankfully, many patients now have their prayers answered, as there is a host of treatments available, which straighten the teeth very discreetly. Understandably many patients are concerned about their image when they are considering braces and with Invisalign aligners, this never has to be a worry.
Invisalign is an aligner system, which uses discreet, removable aligners to gently guide the teeth into the correct position. The aligners work in a series and each one is slightly different to the next; treatment is planned in advance using sophisticated software, which maps the movement of the teeth. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and then the series continues until the last aligner is removed and the smile is perfectly straight.
The beauty of Invisalign treatment is that it affords patients the luxury of enjoying treatment with greater confidence and complete discretion; the aligners are made from transparent components and can barely be seen by others. Many patients also prefer removable appliances because they give you more choice and flexibility; Invisalign aligners are designed to be taken out to eat and clean the teeth, but they should be worn for at least 21 hours per day. Invisalign aligners are also light and they use gentle forces, which reduce the risk of pain and discomfort.
Who can benefit from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is suitable for a wide range of patients. This treatment can be beneficial for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues and it offers advantages for teenagers and adult patients. In order to check that you are a suitable candidate for treatment, your dentist will carry out checks and examine your teeth; if for any reason, Invisalign is not the best option, we will explore other treatments with you to find the best solution.