What Is Invisalign? Discovering an Alternative to Braces

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorised 0 comments on “What Is Invisalign? Discovering an Alternative to Braces”

Invisalign teeth straightening could be the secret to the Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed about

It’s about time we admitted that we all want to look good. Looks aren’t everything or even the most important thing in life, but they are indeed beneficial. Business Insider says that good-looking people have a greater degree of self-confidence, they get better-paid jobs and are more successful than those who don’t take great care of their appearance. And when it comes to appearance and glamour, Marilyn Monroe said it best “A smile is the best makeup.”

Although we all want to look our best and to show off our pearly whites, not all of us have poker-straight teeth. About 40% of Brits are unhappy with their teeth, and for many, a crooked smile stops them from openly grinning in photographs.

You might be one of the millions of people who want to explore teeth straightening but who dread the idea of adult braces. If this is the case, then Invisalign might well be the answer.

Why You Need Straight Teeth

The desire for straight teeth shouldn’t be seen as purely superficial. Studies show that crowded or overlapping teeth can be more challenging to keep clean, which results in increased tooth decay and gum disease. Malocclusion — teeth that don’t come together properly when your jaws close — can cause issues with swallowing and chewing. Poor dental alignment can even make it difficult to speak correctly and pronounce certain sounds. Misaligned teeth can put extra stress on your chewing muscles, which can result in facial pain and even migraines. These are all issues you don’t want but can be easily resolved with our help.

What is Invisalign?

Here at Tooth Doctor, we are proud to offer the Invisalign clear aligner system — the result of twenty years of clinical research. No other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of five million cases.

If you’re looking into options for braces, know that Invisalign is the clear (and in our opinion, superior) alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign makes use of removable teeth aligners that are almost invisible to the eye. These aligners are custom-made for you to straighten your teeth but without the pain and inconvenience of wires and brackets.

Invisalign teeth straightening offers comfort and convenience while correcting misaligned teeth, gaps, crowding, crossbites, underbites, overbites and buck teeth. Your tailor-made aligners are computer generated from a mould of your teeth — they move your teeth through a series of very carefully controlled movements. They are interchanged every two weeks or so for a period of up to eighteen months or longer, depending on your case. The result is a beautiful smile you will be happy to show off.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The length of time required for Invisalign to work its magic will vary depending on your particular situation and needs. The whole process can take anywhere from a year to a year and a half — your dentist will be able to give you a more detailed and personalised estimate during your consultation.

Advantages and Benefits of Invisalign

As dentists who work with Invisalign every day, we have noted the following benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces:

  • The materials used for the aligners are flexible, making them comfortable to wear
  • The aligners are invisible and thin, so you won’t have to worry about how they look
  • The aligners allow us to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement
  • Weekly aligner changes mean you can see up to a 50% faster treatment time when compared to traditional metal braces
  • Invisalign is usually used in conjunction with 3D digital scanning, a painless and non-invasive procedure, which is much easier and more comfortable than taking traditional dental impressions
  • Invisalign uses digital imaging that is less intrusive than traditional X-rays, which is useful if you suffer from claustrophobia.

Limitations of Invisalign (When Invisalign Isn’t for You)

At Tooth Doctor, we’re big proponents of Invisalign, but we’d be the first to say that clear aligners aren’t suitable for everyone. If you have a particularly badly aligned bite, you might not be a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is not always very effective in aligning molars, due to the fact that they have deep roots.

We should also mention that while the removability of the aligners is one of the best features of Invisalign, if you regularly remove them and misplace them, you could seriously delay orthodontic progress. So if you tend to get a bit forgetful, Invisalign may not be for you.

How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?

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We offer a free Invisalign consultation during which we will accurately assess your teeth to let you know how much money you need to invest in treatment. We are currently offering 50% off Invisalign braces —  where aligners used to cost £4,000, they might now cost as little as £1,800.

Do You Want Invisalign Braces? Trust Tooth Doctor

We have created a lot of glowing smiles over the years with over 500 Invisalign cases to date. At Tooth Doctor, we offer flexible payment plans to suit your budget. Start your treatment from £38 a month and spread the cost of your Invisalign treatment with our 0% payment plans. Our qualified and reliable dentists are experienced, friendly and know how to put even the most nervous patient at ease.

To get 50% off Invisalign teeth straightening, book a free Invisalign consultation today. Visit Tooth Doctor now to receive affordable Invisalign treatment in Basildon.