The five most popular benefits of Invisalign

Have you always wanted to have straighter teeth? Thanks to modern teeth realignment treatment options, it’s never been easier to improve your smile.  

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and investing in orthodontic treatment this year, we recommend you consider Invisalign treatment. 

Here are some of the benefits that make Invisalign one of the most popular orthodontic treatment plans in the world.

Clear aligners are beautifully discreet

No longer must orthodontic patients put up with feeling self conscious with traditional metal braces! Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and most people won’t even realise you’re wearing them. 

They’re really comfortable to wear

It’s not just the look of traditional metal braces that orthodontic patients complain about; for some people it’s also the feel of them. Forget about uncomfortable brackets and wires: Invisalign aligners are made from beautifully smooth plastic that feels great in your mouth.

It’s also important to consider the 100% custom nature of this kind of aligner. When you start the Invisalign treatment programme, your specialist orthodontist will use 3D digital scanning technology to create a 3D model of your mouth that will be full and accurate. This model will then be used to make your first aligners. 

Invisalign use a unique smart track material to make their aligners. This ensures a comfortable experience for your teeth and gums and also means aligners are easier to take out and put in. 

It’s suitable whatever your age

Invisalign is available for both adults and teens. As well as the main Invisalign treatment plan, there is also a specialist Invisalign teen programme. The teen programme works in pretty much the same way as the standard programme, but it has a few extra features that will help parents feel confident about their teen’s treatment. Invisalign Teen aligners feature blue-to-clear colour changing sections which show how frequently they have been worn. 

You can eat whatever you like during treatment

When you wear Invisalign, you are not restricted in what you can eat or drink. This is different to traditional or lingual braces, where patients do have to carefully consider food restrictions in order to avoid damaging their braces. 

During treatment with the Invisalign programme, patients can remove their aligners to eat and drink. It’s recommended that patients put their aligner safely in a hard case while they’re eating. This reduces the likelihood of aligners becoming lost or broken. 

It’s fine to take out aligners as often as required, though patients do need to aim to be wearing their aligner for 22 hours per day to make sure that treatment will work as well as possible. 

They’re ideal for people who play contact sports or musical instruments

In the past, people who play a lot of contact sports or play wind instruments have found that teeth straightening treatments aren’t always compatible with their hobbies.

Invisalign can be a great solution for these people, as it can be a much more flexible treatment programme than more traditional options. Orthodontic patients who choose Invisalign aligners are able to remove them for short periods of time in order to practice or perform music, or play sports. Again, this can be done whenever needed but patients must remember that they need to be wearing their aligners for 22 hours a day in order to keep their realignment treatment on track. 

Is Invisalign treatment right for you?

If you’re interested in making a big change to your smile, you might be interested to find out more about Invisalign and whether it is the right treatment for you. 

The first port of call here is always to get personal advice from a specialist orthodontist. Our orthodontists will be able to talk you through the many options available, assess whether Invisalign is a good fit for your particular malocclusion and let you know about any current Invisalign offers. 

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