Many adults would love to straighten their teeth but are put off by the idea of traditional braces, which can leave wearers feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious. Fortunately, there are cutting-edge options that will give you the perfect smile you want without the negative aspects of conventional brace technology. Read on to find out why millions of adults are opting for Invisalign.
Unlike traditional braces, which consist of metal brackets that are fixed to your teeth and tied together with wires, Invisalign uses removable aligner trays. Worn for 22 hours a day, the clear plastic trays fit over your teeth to subtly and gently move them into the desired position. Patients can take them out for eating and cleaning, which makes dental care throughout the treatment process much easier. Whereas traditional brace hardware can cause food particles to stick between the teeth, Invisalign trays are easy to pop out and clean, meaning there are no dietary restrictions during treatment.
Made of smooth, BPA-free clear plastic, Invisalign is as comfortable as wearing a customised bleaching tray. In contrast, traditional braces have brackets with sharp edges that can sometimes irritate the inside of the mouth. Invisalign also doesn’t require tightening by your orthodontist – instead you are given multiple sets of aligners that you change every two weeks as your teeth begin to move into their new position.
3. Time efficient
Since Invisalign doesn’t require tightening, trips to the dentist are less frequent during your treatment period than with traditional braces. Brushing and flossing also requires less time and effort with removable trays, as you do not need to navigate around brace hardware. Depending on the complexity of your case, treatment typically takes between 6-12 months, but you will begin to notice a difference within a matter of weeks.
4. Virtually invisible
Invisalign’s clear aligner trays are so discreet that they are hardly noticeable when you smile. Since they are removable, patients who are self-conscious about their appearance can take them out for special occasions such as a wedding, meeting, or important presentation.
5. Predictable results
Thanks to Blyton Dental’s iTero digital scanner, you can see what your teeth will look like once they’ve been straightened before you even begin treatment. The scanner takes a 3D image of your teeth and shows how their position will change throughout your treatment. This means that you can confidently invest in your orthodontic treatment knowing that the results will be worth the cost and effort.
For more information about Invisalign treatment at Blyton Dental, contact one of our friendly team members today.