Why Choose Invisalign To Straighten Your Teeth?
Posted on 25th November 2021 at 16:12
Here at Park Dental Care, we’ve been using the Invisalign system to transform smiles for almost 20 years. This game-changing alternative to metal braces is an excellent choice for patients who are looking for a minimally invasive appliance, and who would like to correct issues such as widely spaced teeth, crowded teeth, bite problems and misaligned teeth.
The Invisalign system is a custom-made set of transparent aligners that move your teeth into place over an average period of 12-18 months. They’re worn for 22 hours a day and are changed over every 2 weeks, as your teeth gradually begin to move into a healthier position.
So, why choose Invisalign to straighten your teeth?
#1 Metal-free appliance
Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic and don’t include any metal wires. Not only does this make them discreet and hardly noticeable to other people, it eliminates the risk of the tissues in your mouth coming into contact with any metal and is more comfortable.
#2 See your results before you even start
Using 3D images, we are able to project how your teeth will look after treatment, before you even begin. Many patients find this serves as a great incentive during their treatment, helping them to remember to stay regimented with their brushing, and with wearing their aligners for the required time each day.
#3 Eat what you wish
One of the biggest drawbacks of fixed braces is the limitation they place on your diet. Sticky and tough foods are to be avoided due to the risk of them damaging your brace, or becoming stuck in the brace and causing bad breath and even gum disease and decay. As Invisalign aligners are removable, you’re able to eat the foods you normally would. This is particularly attractive in an era where more people are following specific diets (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc).
#4 Brush like normal
Another benefit of the aligners being removable is that brushing and flossing is hassle-free. Both brushing and flossing can be a tricky process with fixed braces, and it’s more challenging to remove food particles, which can become easily lodged in your brace. Remove your Invisalign aligners to brush as you normally would, and maintain great oral hygiene during your treatment.
#5 Beautiful teeth throughout treatment
As the ‘Invis’ in the word ‘Invisalign’ suggests, the aligners are very discreet. This means you don’t have to feel self-conscious when you smile around others in social and professional settings, which can sometimes be a drawback of wearing traditional metal braces.
#6 Comfortable and easy to get used to
As mentioned above, we are able to project every movement your teeth will go through during your treatment. Every aligner is custom made to follow these movements, which means they’re a perfect fit for your teeth as they gradually move into the desired position. This makes the aligners very easy to get used to, so you won’t even notice you have them in.
Contact us today to book yourself in for an Invisalign consultation at Park Dental Care, here in Nottingham.
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