A fast and effective way of straightening teeth without the need for fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners have steadily grown in popularity over the past few years. A new discreet and comfortable solution to achieving your desired smile, Face Dental answer some of the most common questions around Invisalign.
1. How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign are clear aligners which are custom made for your teeth. Small, discreet tooth coloured attachments are bonded to the tooth surface. These attachments engage with the aligners as they are worn to guide the teeth into the correct position. You will have a series of aligners, with each one being worn for 7-10 days and the teeth will gradually get straighter and straighter as you wear them.
2. What does Invisalign feel like?
Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear! You will feel pressure on your teeth for a couple of days when you first wear them, but other than that you will still be able to talk, eat and more importantly smile as normal!
3. Will Invisalign affect my lifestyle?
Invisalign aligners are very good at fitting in with your day to day routine. You take the aligners out when you eat and brush your teeth, which means you don’t have to change your diet and avoid certain foods like you would with a fixed brace. You can also brush your teeth and floss as normal with no bulky brackets to clean around. You will even still have the confidence to smile for photos.
4. Is Invisalign right for me?
If you want a discreet alternative to fixed braces then Invisalign could be right for you!
Using Invisalign Clincheck treatment planning software, we can accurately predict how your teeth will move and show you a before and after simulation of your smile. This technology enables us to plan out your smile before the treatment has even started! We can show you the limitations of treatment in the unlikely case you are not an Invisalign candidate and then explore other options. Otherwise, we can’t wait to sit together and plan out your dream smile!
5. What will happen after treatment?
When treatment has finished, it is very important you wear your clear removable retainers, to ensure your teeth do not move back to the original position. All of the tooth coloured attachments will be polished off, we will take a digital scan of you teeth for your retainers. You can then consider other smile improvements such as tooth whitening or composite bonding to really enhance your new straight smile!
If you are looking to improve your smile or would like to find out more about Invisalign aligners, our knowledgable and friendly team at Face Dental can help. We are Platinum Invisalign providers with years of experience helping patients achieve their dream smile. To find out more about taking the next steps or if Invisalign is right for you, book an appointment with one of our Invisalign specialists.