It’s a question almost every adult braces patient has at some point on their treatment journey, and we’re sure you’ll be asking yourself this, too. Don’t worry, our experienced team will be happy to help, so to get answers to some of your Invisalign braces questions – like “is Invisalign right for me?”
Am I a suitable candidate for Invisalign?
For years, we’ve offered this revolutionary clear brace system to patients in and around the Manchester area. We’ve seen time and time again how effective it can be – and Invisalign themselves say they’ve treated over 5 million patients worldwide. That’s a lot of smiles! Most people, in fact, are eligible for this clear brace treatment.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
As we’ve mentioned, Invisalign braces have really changed the way people undergo orthodontics. Instead of temporarily fixing braces to the smile – typically using a combination of wires, brackets and elastic ties – your Invisalign braces can now be removed at any time. They look a little like retainers, and essentially shift your teeth into their desired positions, with a new aligner created for each small stage of your treatment. Invisalign braces are 3D printed for accuracy, and the treatment is ‘road mapped’ using advanced software based on scans of your smile. At the end of your treatment, you may need a short period of ‘refinements’ to really get that perfect smile, and you will need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their new positions.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
No, although some patients in Manchester do report a slight sensation of pressure when switching to their next set of Invisalign aligners. People generally find them a lot more comfortable to wear than fixed braces, especially as these braces involve long metal wires that need to be trimmed throughout treatment.
Is Invisalign treatment expensive?
We really think your smile is one of the few things you shouldn’t compromise on. If Invisalign will benefit you in any way – straightening teeth, correcting your bite, relieving symptoms of TMJ – then it’s a worthy investment. But, we do offer finance options for those who want to spread the cost of their care.
What else can I try?
There are many different types of clear brace or discreet brace available – so it really depends on what you’re comfortable with and what we might recommend. The best option for anyone in Manchester who’s interested in Invisalign treatment is to book with our experienced team for a consultation. Go on – give us a try!