If you are unhappy with the positioning of your teeth and have been considering your options, then Invisalign could be the ideal solution to give you the smile you’ve always wanted!
The experts at Sharrow Dental are here to explain the top 5 benefits of this innovative clear aligner system and why Invisalign Essex is such a popular choice for so many patients.
1. They Are Practically Invisible
Probably the most noteworthy benefit that draws people to Invisalign is the fact that unlike traditional braces, this teeth-straightening system is almost completely invisible. For most people, the idea of wearing metal braces can be off putting and make them feel too self-conscious, which often prevents them from achieving the straighter smile they wish for.
Invisalign comprises of a series of removable, clear aligners or ‘trays’ which work to gradually move the teeth into the correct position without the use of fixed brackets or wires. They are completely transparent and practically undetectable to those around you which allows patients to get on with their lives without feeling insecure about people looking at their mouth.
2. Removable and Convenient
Unlike traditional, fixed, metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy, quick and can be painlessly removed in a matter of seconds. In order to be most effective and achieve the desired results within the timeframe, it is recommended that patients wear them for at least 22 hours a day. This allows them to be conveniently removed when eating, brushing teeth, playing a musical instrument or for those very special occasions such as a wedding or event.
This also makes them much easier for the wearer as there are no food restrictions, simply ensure that you brush your teeth in between eating and give the aligners a brush or rinse too when convenient to ensure your mouth is kept clean and help prevent decay.
3. Comfortable To Wear
Unfortunately, with metal braces, there can be some discomfort for the wearer during treatment. This is due to sharp wires and rough brackets which tend to rub and irritate the gums and inside of the mouth, causing sores to develop and requiring regular application of orthodontic waxes.
Invisalign aligners are created using a smooth, flexible, medical grade plastic and are custom made to the exact, unique dental imprints of the patient for a snug, comfortable fit. Each set tends to require wearing for at least 2 weeks until you go onto the next tray which slowly moves the teeth into place. For the first few days of a new tray, there can sometimes be a little ‘tightness’ or tenderness as the teeth and mouth adjust but this should be mild and subside in time.
4. Suitable For Most Ages
Invisalign was originally designed for patients in their teen years due to this being the most common and traditional age at which braces are worn, to help move the teeth whilst the wearer is still young and once all the molars have come through. However, Invisalign’s pioneering design has lead to a huge surge in adult patients using the teeth straightening treatment to help resolve issues they have felt self-conscious about since they themselves were children.
If a child’s jaw and teeth are still developing and all of their adult teeth have not yet erupted then the dentist may suggest holding off a little while longer until starting treatment, but in most cases Invisalign tends to be suitable from around 13 years onwards. For adult patients, suitable candidates need to have natural teeth in a healthy condition in order to be eligible but other than that generally speaking there is no set age limit for the treatment.
In the past when they were new to the market, there was a noticeable difference in the price of Invisalign compared to the traditional style braces. However, as dental technology has advanced over the years and the systems, techniques and methods advance with them, the prices have become much more affordable and in some cases are comparable to those of metal braces.
The total price of treatment will of course depend on the individual patient, the severity of the misalignment and whether they will require trays for one or both rows of teeth. For those who are concerned about the costs, there are many great financial plans available from the dentist that can help provide interest free loans to spread the monthly payments out and make it a more viable option.
Book An Invisalign Consultation Today
For simple, comfortable, effective teeth straightening – Invisalign could be the ideal solution to achieving that smile you’ve always dreamed of!
To find out more about our Invisalign services or to book a consultation, please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of the friendly advisors at Sharrow Dental will be happy to help you.