Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays, which gradually move your teeth to their right positions over a designated period of time. The dentist changes the trays every two weeks or so to fit the new tooth arrangement and ensure maximum effectiveness. Invisalign aligners are especially suitable for adults who wish to transform their smile without the discomfort and hassle of metal braces. Invisalign is provided by many dental practices including Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge.
If you are wondering whether Invisalign is right for you, here are a few interesting facts about the treatment:
Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign relies on a clear aligner that gradually moves the teeth around without being as bulky or obvious as metallic wires and brackets. Technically, Invisalign aligners are not entirely invisible, but they are the closest you can get to that.
Invisalign Is Customised
Every set of Invisalign aligners is different because different patients have different needs. Using 3D technology and modelling techniques, your dentist and the Invisalign laboratory create a set of unique mouthpieces to help move your teeth smoothly and effectively to their desired positions.
Unlike metal braces which are fixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable and can be taken out to eat, brush your teeth or have your photo taken. However, Invisalign treatment requires commitment since the aligner has to be worn at least 22 hours per day in order to be effective.
Invisalign Is Not for Everyone
Generally, patients with mild orthodontic problems make good Invisalign candidates, but for more complex problems, it may not be the appropriate solution. The only way to determine whether Invisalign treatment right for you, is to contact a dentist who is qualified to work with Invisalign.
Invisalign Is Safe for Teenagers
Invisalign cannot be used by children because they have not developed their permanent teeth, it is, however, safe for teenagers. Invisalign Teen is a slightly modified version of Invisalign that is more suitable for the lifestyle of teenagers, but no less effective.
Invisalign Is Not Painful
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is less painful because it exerts less pressure on your teeth. Although minor pain and sensitivity may occur even with Invisalign, it is nothing like conventional braces.