4th January 2021
What Is Invisalign?
If you’ve heard of Invisalign, but don’t actually know what it is, you’re not alone. This clever clear brace treatment – which is gaining traction in the celebrity world, and is purportedly loved by stars such as Tom Cruise – is now becoming a household name here in the UK, though some patients are still in the dark about the treatment. In this post, our team of dentists here in Clapham Common will give a quick overview to the treatment.
A worldwide procedure
The first thing to know about Invisalign – other than its star power – is that it’s carried out across the globe, and has successfully treated millions of patients. Next, as we’ve hinted, it’s a clear brace, which is part of the secret of its appeal.
There are lots of different types of clear aligner, but Invisalign is one of the most popular because it’s one of the most discreet. Most people can’t tell when someone’s wearing it, which is one of the reasons celebrities and teenagers alike love the treatment. And, if you follow Invisalign’s recommendations, you won’t need to worry about the aligners staining – which brings us onto the next point.
While most braces require dietary demands, Invisalign can actually be removed whenever you want to eat or snack (and for drinks other than water). Not only does this make eating easier, but it means there’s no time wasted cleaning food out of the clear aligners, no risk of breaking the delicate appliance and little risk of staining (as mentioned).
Invisalign’s clear aligners are made for your mouth, based on a revolutionary scanning system which then creates all the trays you’ll need for treatment, plus predicts your results at each stage. Invisalign themselves also say that it can be a faster way to straighten teeth, compared to others such as fixed braces.
Comfortable and secure
Some patients worry their clear braces may slip or pop out, but as they are custom made, they’re a perfect fit – so long as you wear the appropriate tray for your treatment stage. While some pressure can be experienced when you change aligners, there are no scratchy wires or brackets involved, which makes the process much more comfortable than others on the market.
Book with us today
We’d love to help you on your journey to a straighter smile. Talk to our expert dentists today here in Clapham Common and we’ll arrange a consultation when it suits.