Invisalign is a teeth straightening method which uses modern 3-D computer imaging technology to develop a series of invisible and custom made plastic aligners of a patient’s teeth and smile to develop a corrected and new smile design.
Invisalign is an aesthetical and comfortable alternative to braces. There are no metal brackets, no wires and no bands required during your Invisalign treatment. You simply put in a new set of aligners in your mouth over your teeth approximately every two weeks until your teeth are straightened and your Invisalign treatment is complete. Using Invisalign helps you achieve a straight smile without compromising your lifestyle activities including smiling.
Is Invisalign For Me?
Invisalign is a popular choice for straightening teeth. Invisalign’s smooth, clear plastic material makes teeth straightening a more convenient alternative for patients seeking a solution with minimal impact on their social or professional activities or lifestyle. Invisalign is so discreet that no one will notice.
What Can Invisalign Do For Me?
Invisalign Can Fix Overbite
When your overbite is too large, your doctor might tell that have a “deep bite.” This can cause problems, from your teeth wearing down to pain in your jaw.
Invisalign Can Fix Underbite
An underbite can make it hard to chew properly and speak clearly, and it might cause your teeth to wear down more quickly. Severe underbites might require Invisalign treatment combined with surgery.
Invisalign Can Fix Crossbite
A crossbite can make your teeth wear down or chip. It can also make your gums start to recede or make little notches above your gum line. This kind of damage can lead to painful gum problems or even bone loss.
Invisalign Can Fix Gap Teeth
Gap teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums where food can get stuck. It can make your gums tender and sore and even lead to gum disease.
Invisalign Can Fix Open Bite
An open bite can make it hard to chew or difficult to bite into some common foods, like apples.
Invisalign Can Fix Crowded Teeth
Crowded teeth can make it hard to brush and floss well. They make it easier for plaque, tartar, and harmful bacterial to build up and down the line which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Your crowded teeth can also get worse over time.
Advantages of Invisalign over Braces
Invisalign is Nearly Invisible
Invisalign is virtually invisible. This means you can always smile with confidence, as compared to traditional braces where the wires and metal brackets can be seen and can make you conscious.
Invisalign is Removable
Invisalign aligners are made with flexible material, making it easy to remove and put on, unlike braces which are fixed. Now, you can enjoy your favourite food any time you want.
Invisalign has Lesser Pain
The treatment technology will ensure there will only be gradual and gentle yet effective teeth movement throughout your treatment, as compared to braces which may irritate and cause pain.
Invisalign has Lesser Doctor Visits
Unlike braces where you must visit your doctor every 3-4 weeks, Invisalign frees up your schedule to the clinic only once every 6-8 weeks.
Invisalign has Clearer Timelines
Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration. Braces can only give you an approximate duration at the beginning of the treatment.
Invisalign results in Better Oral Health
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can still floss and brush your teeth as per normal whereas braces may make it difficult for you to clean in between the metal brackets that can result in plaque accumulation and poor oral hygiene.
Don’t stop living your life
- Keep eating all your favourite foods.
- Stay active in all the sports and activities you love.
- Avoid emergency visits, without the hassle of brackets and wires breaking.
- Be natural, your clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice you’re wearing them.
Say goodbye to bad breath
- Just take your aligners out when you eat and drink and put them back again after brushing and flossing your teeth.
- Use the Invisalign cleaning system to keep your aligners clear.
- You can remove the aligners to brush and floss as per usual.
- You can remove means you can clean them to maintain oral hygiene.