Invisalign is a hot topic in the world of orthodontic straightening treatment.
Even if you know nothing about this popular teeth straightening treatment, at some point it’s very likely you’ve driven behind a bus with the face of a beautiful someone sporting a straight smile, care of Invisalign technology.
If Invisalign has never been on your radar, you might wonder what the hype’s about and dismiss it as a purely cosmetic exercise. This kind of thinking is really short changing the benefits and impact of Invisalign though.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that uses proprietary technology to create a series of custom-made clear plastic removable aligners.
Aligners are the ‘braces’ used to straighten teeth.
They do the same job traditional metal braces perform, only in a much less visible way. Where traditional braces use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move, aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth. Gradually, over time, teeth are moved into the ideal position creating a wonderfully straight and beautiful smile.
Worth investigating for more than aesthetic purposes, Invisalign is great for a bunch of other reasons and although I don’t need convincing, I’ve summarised the best of them here:
#1 Invisalign aligners are almost invisible, making them much easier to live with during treatment.
Unless a person is really looking out for them, it’s very difficult to determine if the Invisalign aligner trays in place. This is a big plus for those self-conscious about treatment.
#2 Invisalign aligners are comfortable.
Because there are no metal brackets or wires to irritate cheeks and gums, it is much easier to get used to Invisalign ‘braces’. Certainly treatment does take some adjustment, however within a very short space of time, you will be used to wearing the aligners and some patients even say it is more comfortable with them in than out!
#3 Invisalign works!
Big bonus. Well before treatment is finished, patients see and enjoy the benefits of a better looking, more confident smile.
If you have the good fortune and good genetics that mean you enjoy a super model smile, it may be difficult to appreciate there are other people who don’t feel comfortable smiling because of their teeth. Invisalign helps people overcome this issue.
#4 Invisalign aligners are removable.
Incredibly convenient, aligners can be taken out for eating, brushing, flossing and special occasions.
Want to understand more about how Invisalign works? Talk to the team and we’ll get you on the path to a more confident, straighter smile. Or check out the Invisalign YouTube channel for real stories on the difference Invisalign has made to the lives of people who’ve invested in it.
Dr Sarah Dan is an orthodontist and the founder of Specialty Orthodontics. Through her experience as a clinician and having orthodontic treatment herself, Sarah truly understands the orthodontics from the patient’s perspective. Sarah is very experienced in developing Invisalign treatment solutions for teenage and adult patients. Why not make an appointment with Sarah to chat about your options?