Invisalign Clear Aligners – Top 5 Reason To Choose Them
Today, 1 in 5 patients undergoing braces treatment is an adult, a great change from the past when adult patients were put off having treatment because of the invasive nature of brace designs. Options such as Invisalign have changed the face of orthodontics, offering patients flexibility in their day-to-day lives.
They’re a removable option
One of the most appealing aspects of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are removable, offering patients a much greater level of flexibility than fixed braces. Patients are required to wear the aligners for 22 hours each day, so you have a 2-hour window in which to remove the aligners to eat and brush. Fixed braces mean a change of diet, as food particles can get stuck amongst the brace hardware. In contrast, Invisalign are bracket- and wire-free, which also means brushing and maintaining good oral hygiene is easier.
An aesthetic choice of appliance
One of the reasons contributing to the rising number of adult orthodontic patients is that there are more cosmetic options available – Invisalign is one of them. The aligners are transparent so your family and friends may not even notice you are wearing them.
Be confident about your smile during treatment
Certain fixed brace designs can make people feel conscious about their smile during the brace-wearing period, especially the designs of older brace models that many adults patients avoided altogether. As the aligners have a discreet design you can feel confident about your smile throughout the treatment period.
Know what to expect from treatment
The advanced 3D computer-imaging software used in conjunction with Invisalign allows your dentist to show you the movements your teeth will go through along the treatment timeline as well as the final result. Knowing the changes your teeth will go through and the final position your teeth will be in is a great driver for patients who are a little anxious about treatment or who need a little extra incentive.
Your Invisalign aligners are made in the image of your exact tooth structure, ensuring the maximum level of comfort. We will take digital impressions of your teeth so that we have a foundation to work from in order to create your aligners. Digital impressions speed the treatment process up, eliminating the need for the messy impression material associated with alginate impressions.
The Whyte House Dental Group is one of Devon’s leading Invisalign providers and we have received Invisalign Platinum provider status. Contact us today and we can arrange a consultation for you with our Invisalign expert, Dr Grant McAree GDC No. 73367.