If you’re looking for teeth straightening treatments for adults, the chances are that you’ve come across Invisalign braces on lots of different dental websites. But why the buzz? What’s got everyone talking about Invisalign? Is it because Invisalign braces are effective, discreet, affordable or something else altogether? What is Invisalign? Invisalign was first approved by […]
If you’re looking for teeth straightening treatments for adults, the chances are that you’ve come across Invisalign braces on lots of different dental websites. But why the buzz? What’s got everyone talking about Invisalign?
Is it because Invisalign braces are effective, discreet, affordable or something else altogether?
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the US in 1998 and has now been used to give more than three million people straighter teeth. It uses a system of clear, removable aligners (although people often refer to ‘Invisalign braces’) that you change every two weeks to gradually move your teeth into the right position.
Although a teen range called Invisalign Teen is available, Invisalign is primarily for adults who want straighter teeth but who are worried about invasive or obvious orthodontic treatment.
With Invisalign, there are no metal brackets, wires, bands or other orthodontic devices. Each clear aligner is made for a comfortable acrylic material that can hardly been seen when the aligner is worn.
A predictable outcome
With Invisalign braces in Stockport, Manchester, we use Invisalign’s cutting-edge ClinCheck software to plan the movement of your teeth and show you a computer-generated prediction of how your teeth should look by the end of the treatment. This gives us an effective way to plot your treatment and gauge its success.
Easy mouth care
One of the biggest concerns adults have about traditional orthodontic treatment, apart from how the braces will look, is whether they will be able to keep their teeth clean. People are understandably keen to preserve the healthy appearance of their teeth and minimise the risks of staining or decay.
Invisalign braces in Stockport are popular because they are removable. Simply pop your aligner out when you need to eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth. You can also take the aligners out for special occasions, although they should be worn for 23 to 24 hours a day to be truly effective.
With Invisalign, it is much easier to protect your oral health. You can also continue to eat and drink what takes your fancy without having to worry about damaging braces or getting food stuck.
A comfortable option
Our patients repeatedly tell us that Invisalign braces are comfortable to wear. This is because there are no brackets or other orthodontic appliances to rub or irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.
Minimal appointments and adjustments
As we are able to plot your entire Invisalign treatment using the ClinCheck software, we can send you away with a batch of aligners in between appointments. You simply need to change these aligners as directed every two to three weeks.
You will be invited in for a check-up appointment every few months so we can review how your teeth are moving and give you the next batch of aligners. As we won’t need to make any adjustments to the aligners, you should find your appointments short and easy to fit into your busy schedule.
A healthier you
Evidence shows that, when our teeth are straight, we are better able to keep them clean and prevent problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. In turn, this can protect you from tooth loss, bone loss, tooth wear, jaw joint disorders, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and much more.
Affordable and effective
Generally speaking, Invisalign’s pricing is comparable to traditional metal fixed braces and more affordable than fixed ceramic braces. The price of your treatment will depend on how many aligners you need and how long your treatment will take. Minor alignment issues can be corrected in as little as four to six months, whereas more complex issues take nine to 18 months.
To hear the buzz about Invisalign braces in Manchester for yourself, book a free Invisalign consultation here at Heaton Mersey located in Stockport.