Considering having Invisalign?
Most of our patients when deciding to have braces or not, struggle with deciding on which type of “Tooth Straightening” method they should go for.
Having had the traditional fixed (train track) braces as a child, I like many others, always thought that was the ONLY option available and at that time it probably was …
Moving forward 10+ years later, there are now a wide range of different options available, all of which have been specially designed and modernized to suit each individual patients’ needs and requirements.
Lets face it one of the biggest issues with people not wanting traditional “Train Track” braces is the look.
Not many adults or teenagers want to have a mouth full of metal, when going into important meetings, interviews, or even that very first date.
That’s where Invisalign comes in . . .
I’m going to breakdown the key points about Invisalign and answer some of the most common questions I am asked on a regular basis.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth using aligners, instead of braces.
What is an “Aligner”?
Aligners (think of a prettier version of a mouth guard) are a removable appliance that are virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Will it hurt?
Invisalign can be uncomfortable the first time you wear the aligners. The mouth is getting used to a foreign body, plus the teeth are being manipulated into moving into the correct position. (Think of the first time you wear those lovely new shoes that haven’t moulded to your foot just yet).
How long will it take?
Each case of Invisalign is different for each individual. At your consultation your dentist will give you a time frame for completion of your treatment. (On average Invisalign can take 3-18 months)
Can I still eat as normal?
Yes! You can eat and drink as normal, as long as you remove the aligners before doing so. (You can even drink water with your aligners in place)
How long do I have to wear an aligner?
20-22 hrs per day is the optimum amount of time we suggest you wear your aligners, in order to give you the best overall result. With the aligners being custom made to fit your mouth comfortably, this time frame should not be an issue.
To discover more about Invisalign
book in for your free “no obligation” chat with me now