Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment option that uses clear, plastic aligners to gently move each patient’s teeth into their correct position. Like braces, Invisalign is an effective choice for many patients. However, unlike regular braces, Invisalign is almost invisible, making it an ideal option for adults who have always wanted a straighter smile without having to wear metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign in SW14 is available in quite a few dental practices, including Sheen Dental. Patients should wear the aligners for most of the day, taking them out only when it is time to eat or brush their teeth. Instead of monthly visits to the dentist to have their wires adjusted, Invisalign patients should change out their aligners every 7-10 days until their treatment is complete.
Invisalign makes eating more comfortable
Traditional braces come with certain restrictions when it comes to the consumption of food. To avoid tooth decay, patients have to be extra cautious about foods that tend to stick around the brackets long after they have consumed them. More particularly, gum, toffee and others treats should be avoided at all costs, because they can easily get stuck in the braces.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so patients do not have to limit or altertheir diet. They can be removed at mealtime and when it is time to brush and floss. However, Invisalign treatment carries a certain degree of responsibility, since patients will need to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day for effective treatment.
Invisalign is discreet
Wearing braces might be an easier option for children and teenagers, especially when most of their peers are experiencing the same situation. However, adults, do not like the idea of metal brackets and wires in plain sight, especially when their appearance is important for their job. Invisalign aligners are made of transparent plastic and are almost invisible. This way, unless someone knows that a certain person is undergoing treatment, it is highly unlikely that the aligners will be noticed at all.
Invisalign is as effective as braces
While Invisalign in SW14 may not be the right treatment for everyone, it is just as effective as metal braces in treating crooked, crowded and gapped teeth.