Has your dentist told you that you need braces?
Many patients cringe at the thought of having to wear braces, with images of large, metal ones attached to the front of the teeth. Therefore, many adults and even teenagers choose to avoid undergoing dental realignments and suffer with confidence issues for many years in silence.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Over the last decade, dental technology has evolved rapidly and so have orthodontic options to correcting misaligned teeth. Many dental surgeries offer a variety of braces and aligners to help realign crooked teeth, with one of the most popular choices being Invisalign treatments.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that helps straighten misaligned teeth without using metal-based braces. It uses transparent aligners to gently adjust teeth incrementally, without the need to tighten or adjust a brace.
Each set of braces is made to fit directly over your teeth and depending on the amount of work needed to give you that straight, gleaming smile, you may have a larger or smaller set of aligners for each stage of treatment.
Advantages of Invisalign
Of course, the aesthetic appearance of Invisalign braces is not the only benefit. At Burnham Dental Surgery, our dental team has extensive experience using Invisalign in Burnham with our patients and have heard of many other advantages to this treatment option.
As Invisalign uses 3D computer modelling software, how your teeth will look at every stage of treatment and at the end is extremely precise. You can see each planned stage of treatment and will know exactly what to expect.
Easy to wear
A big plus of Invisalign braces is how comfortable they are. As they are custom made to fit over your teeth, there are no unwanted pressure points. Also, you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth, so they don’t interfere with your daily activities.
Suitable for all ages
Invisalign braces are suitable for adults, teenagers and even children, providing the correct procedure is followed. There is no difficulty in wearing them, so they are also easy to maintain for people with limited mobility.
Traditional braces use bits of metal, which may become damaged or rough through daily wear and tear. This can lead to scratches forming on the inside of the cheek, the tongue and the lips, which is not only uncomfortable, but can lead to secondary issues like infections.
As Invisalign is made from a sturdy, but flexible clear plastic, it is very difficult to damage and overall, reduces injuries typically associated with wearing braces.
Metal braces may take up to 5 years to help correct misaligned teeth. Invisalign can achieve the same results in 12-18 months with no discomfort, while also reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, contact our dental team in Burnham and we will be happy to arrange a consultation. Your new smile is a phone call away.