For some of us, the thought of braces is not a pleasant one. It may bring to mind frequent visits to the dentist and having to wear an unsightly contraption on your teeth for many months. But dental braces no longer have to be that way! Now you can straighten teeth at home without braces, thanks to Invisalign. Let’s take a look at this new kind of brace in more detail.
Why choose Invisalign for teeth straightening?
Invisalign provides you with beautifully straight teeth without having a metal brace fitted. Forget the discomfort and difficulty with eating; Invisalign discounts all of this. You will find this new style Invisalign dental brace comfortable, convenient and virtually invisible. Because it is removable, it is very easy to clean. You also have to make far fewer dental visits. There are no wires, the cost of Invisalign is extremely affordable and you easily care for your teeth while you straighten them.
Invisalign consists of plastic aligners that can be removed when eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth. As you move up through each set of aligners, you will see your smile gradually transform until you have your teeth looking how you always wanted them to be. With old fashioned metal braces, results were not visible until the treatment was over; this is not the case with these fantastic new aligners.
Whether you have an underbite, overbite or just teeth that need straightening, Invisalign will take care of it. Your normal dental checkups will still take place but uncomfortable adjustments will be a thing of the past. You literally will be straightening your teeth at home without braces.
The problems with traditional braces
Those of you who have already experienced the use of regular braces will know that they offer a less than perfect solution. Painful when first fitted and when tightened, they can be uncomfortable, resulting in mouth sores and injuries due to the metal wires. Cleaning your teeth is also problematic, meaning that tooth decay often results. Plaque can build up between the fixings and teeth begin to discolour. Eating with an old-fashioned brace can take some getting used to and sleeping at night can be difficult due to the pain experienced. If you like to eat crispy foods, nuts and hard fruits, metal braces will be the bane of your life.
Why straighten your smile at home?
When your teeth are straight, you definitely feel more like showing off that fantastic smile. At the same time, you are far more likely to take care of your teeth, resulting in less tooth decay or gum disease. Your dentist will also tell you that swollen and sore gums (often a sign of periodontal disease) are often caused by teeth being overly crowded or too widely spaced. Only when teeth are correctly and evenly aligned do the gums fit correctly around the teeth, allowing for a strong defence against potential dental issues.
Looking after your teeth with Invisalign
When your teeth look good, you not only feel healthy but others around you perceive you as a well-groomed and fit person. This is so much easier to achieve with Invisalign as you don’t have to put up with food getting stuck in your wires or brackets, as with a traditional brace. This is a dramatic improvement brought about by Invisalign. When food gets trapped, it can eventually result in tooth decay. With these removable aligners, you simply take them out in order to brush and floss your teeth.
You don’t want to take the chance of bacteria being able to thrive in your mouth, causing tooth decay, bleeding gums or mouth sores. Bad breath and loss of teeth is just not conducive to looking good. At the same time, oral infections left untreated can eventually lead to other illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and pneumonia.
You no longer need to put your health at risk just because you want perfectly aligned teeth. At the same time, you can eradicate bite problems, speech issues, difficulty when chewing and even unevenly worn tooth enamel. With Invisalign, you will soon be the owner of a winning smile without any of the problems.
Want to know more?
Does this treatment sound like something you’d be interested in? This page has a little more information for you. If you’d like to chat with someone about Invisalign, Ely, get in touch with one of our experts today. Alternatively, complete the form below to sign up for a consultation with one of our dental experts.