Invisalign is an innovative way of straightening teeth without the need for traditional braces. Instead of attaching braces to teeth, Invisalign works by using aligners to help correct, creating the smile that you’ve always wanted. It’s the perfect low stress option for anyone looking to fix simple orthodontic issues.
How does Invisalign work?
While the aligners are almost completely invisible, they are removable too so you can eat and drink as you want. There are no issues with food getting stuck, or causing damage to the aligners. The aligners are replaced regularly so that teeth are slowly shifted into the correct position, little by little, week after week. Invisalign aligners are custom made, comfortable to wear and very effective at correcting a misaligned smile.
Is Invisalign suitable?
This is a key question for anyone trying to work out whether they might be eligible for Invisalign. If you’re looking for a way to correct problems with bite and to straighten teeth that are out of line or crooked then Invisalign is a great choice. It can also be used in conjunction with other dentistry options to help correct an overcrowded mouth and to close a gap between teeth.
Am I eligible?
Most dental patients will be eligible for Invisalign treatment – as long as the result you’re looking for is something that Invisalign can achieve. Different types of treatment may have different eligibility criteria – for example, if you want to use the shorter term Invisalign Express then issues should be limited to: less than 2mm of spacing or crowding per arch or of midline correction required, less than 1.5 mm of dental expansion required per arch and only minimal rotation of cuspids, bicuspids and incisors – ask your dentist for more information on this.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
There are plenty of advantages to opting for Invisalign, including the fact that it can often be a better choice for dental health during treatment than some other, more involved solutions. It’s also a great choice for anyone with a metal allergy, as Invisalign doesn’t use brackets and wires. Because the Invisalign aligners are custom made individually for each patient ,there is less irritation to the mouth and gums, fewer scratches and the overall feel is much more comfortable. Invisalign is also a predictable treatment that can be planned in advance, allowing your dentist to map the progress towards a straighter smile and giving you a finish date for the process. Finally, Invisalign is clear – and can be removed – so it doesn’t stop you smiling either after the treatment or throughout.