The author E.B. White claimed that “to achieve style, begin by affecting none” and, with Invisalign braces, one can continue to fashion a subtle style without having to deal with the appearance of traditional wire braces.
So, what are ‘Invisalign’ braces?
Treatment with Invisalign consists of series of clear, plastic, removable aligners which will gradually alter the position of your teeth and will remain practically invisible through the entire process.
Is Invisalign suitable for everyone?
Sadly not, but it is suitable for quite a variety of orthodontic scenarios. Invisalign is suitable in most cases but may not be appropriate for treatments where either a vast amount of movement or tooth extraction is required. Fear not though! The suitability of Invisalign for you will be determined during your consultation, as will alternative brace treatments should Invisalign not be right for you.
The advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces
Well, the most obvious advantage is that treatment with Invisalign is discreet. Sadly, traditional braces have a bit of a stigma. We can debate the origins of this, and how unfair this is, until the cows come home, but, even if they disagree with it, a lot of people would still prefer to avoid the ‘brace-face’ look. Invisalign obviously bypasses this. The benefits of Invisalign, however, aren’t solely aesthetic; they avoid inducing the gum irritation and inflammation which wire braces often cause. They are also removable, allowing you to take them out whilst eating or brushing and thus bypassing the common complaint of getting food trapped in wire or being unable to clean certain parts of your mouth. Being unable to clean parts of your mouth can lead, via the build of plaque, to future dental problems. Invisalign, handily, avoids such difficulties and their potential consequences.
What does the procedure consist of?
If you are deemed suitable for the treatment, then several photographs of your mouth will be taken and, from these, a 3D image of your ideal smile will be produced. Aligners will then be produced from this ideal model.
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