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Why You Should Choose Invisalign

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19th March 2024

Why You Should Choose Invisalign

It has been reported that as many as 40% of the British public are currently unhappy with their teeth. Our teeth certainly mean a lot to us, as they are visible during almost all of our speech and expressions. If you’re unhappy with crooked, misaligned, or just generally unappealing teeth, then the chances are you’ve considered straightening them. Many adults, however, shy away from the idea of having braces due to their fear of the dreaded train track looking across their teeth which affects their appearance and think that is the only solution. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, we are proud to offer the Invisalign in Clapham.

What are aligners?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening system that does the job exactly like the traditional brace but looks nothing like that. In fact, apart from its function they actually distance themselves right from the start in terms of characteristics and many claim that Invisalign creates a far more enjoyable treatment journey. Invisalign aligners are two separate trays one for the top and one for the lower which fits over your teeth. They’re custom-made to your mouth and therefore a far more personalised tooth straightening system.

Invisalign are essentially clear braces

Invisalign takes traditional braces and essentially revamps them. For example, a lot of adults opt for Invisalign because the aligner trays are clear. This means they’re incredibly discreet, allowing your natural teeth to show through the plastic so they don’t ruin your smile. There are no metal wires or brackets, but instead, a smooth clear plastic that doesn’t infringe on your natural expression and confidence.

Invisalign are removable

They are indeed removable and are not fused to your teeth with dental adhesives, brackets, and wires, but instead fit over your teeth similarly to a gum shield albeit a clear, more comfortable-looking gum shield. You can take them out before meals, for teeth cleaning and for the occasional selfie so you don’t find yourself tight-lipped.

The treatment doesn’t limit your diet

Adult braces come with a lot of considerations and a long list of them. It’s wise to stay away from the likes of eating apples, crusty bread, toffee or any sticky sweets during the course of your treatment. On the plus side, because Invisalign is removable, there’s no need to alter your meal times or skip over your favourites on the dinner menu. Instead, you simply remove your aligner, clean your teeth and aligner then pop it back in once you’re done.

The aligners are more comfortable to wear

There is a lot of discomfort associated with lingual braces, these being the traditional metal kind. Since we fuse them to your teeth, there’s a lot of pulling and forcing with your teeth in order to get them into an aligned position. Alternative issues like your wires being prone to snapping or a bracket that can shift causing a lot of discomfort not only on your teeth but also on your gums and soft tissues can cause issues.

With its popularity soaring, Invisalign is now widely available nationwide and that includes Clapham. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, we provide Invisalign to those who are seeking a true transformation.

Achieve a straighter smile discreetly and comfortably today by booking your initial consultation at Crescent Lodge Dental!