Although mild to moderate alignment problems may not be associated with significant health concerns, having even just one or two crooked teeth can really affect your self-confidence.

Subtle straightening solutions

Invisalign is an ‘invisible’ orthodontic solution that is particularly effective for subtle straightening and tackling minor crowding or spacing problems.

Many people who have just minor flaws with the alignment of their teeth reject the idea of traditional wire braces during their teenage years because it feels like a big step to take for what will only be a subtle change. Of course, the reality is that even slight imperfections can wear away at your self-esteem over time.

Invisalign uses the same principles as traditional braces – in other words, it applies forces to specific teeth to gradually move them into better alignment.

What makes Invisalign so appealing for subtle straightening is that you wear a series of clear plastic aligners, which you change for a new one fortnightly. There’s no unsightly metal and no fixed parts, so Invisalign offers a much higher level of comfort than some other braces.

Invisalign is almost invisible at a glance

Systems such as Invisalign are often referred to as ‘invisible’ or ‘adult’ orthodontics. This is because Invisalign is almost invisible to the casual observer, which makes it a great choice for adults who are living busy lives in public facing roles.

With Invisalign, it’s important that you keep each aligner in for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day to ensure the best results. As we’ve mentioned above, the aligners work by applying forces to move your teeth – if you’re always taking your aligners out, then those forces won’t have a chance to do their job.

You can still take Invisalign braces out to eat, brush your teeth and floss, or if you’re off to a special event and want your mouth to be orthodontic-free for that one occasion. Because you can quickly and easily remove your aligner, it’s much easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy for the duration of your treatment.

Here at Heaton Mersey Orthodontics in Manchester, we have worked with numerous Invisalign patients. It is incredible how small, subtle changes can make a huge difference to the overall aesthetics of a smile. Invisalign in Manchester, achieves noticeable results in as little as six to twelve months, making it a cost effective orthodontic solution to minor misalignments.

If you feel as though subtle straightening would be the best option for your teeth, get in touch via our contact page or call us on 0161 947 9900 to discuss Invisalign braces at Heaton Mersey located in Stockport, Manchester.