Straight talking – everything you need to know about Invisalign clear braces

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The future is clear with Invisalign clear orthodontic braces

Times are changing. We now have driverless cars, artificial intelligence, 3D TV’s and smartwatches to name but a few, but did you know that there have been huge advances in orthodontics too?

Over the past decade more and more people have been actively seeking out solutions to aesthetically improve the look of their teeth, and the number of adults wearing braces has dramatically increased.

Gone are the days when you had to endure a mouth full of metal to correct crooked teeth as now, thanks to Invisalign clear braces, you can enjoy a less visible, more convenient and comfortable way to straighten out your imperfections.

Isn’t it time you embraced the future and tried Invisalign braces for yourself?

What are Invisalign clear braces?

Invisalign braces are clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. By using the latest 3D scanning technology, a virtual treatment plan can be plotted so that you can see how your teeth will look before treatment has even begun.

Up close it’s difficult, often impossible, to tell when someone is wearing Invisalign clear braces and the aligner trays are completely removable and comfortable to wear all day long. For best results, these clear plastic trays should be worn for at least 22 hours every day, although they can be removed for cleaning, eating, flossing and, if you so desire, even whistling.

How do Invisalign clear braces work?

Invisalign braces work by gently repositioning the teeth bit by bit, using a series of bespoke, clear plastic aligners. These are changed around every two weeks as each one causes your teeth to move just that little bit more. Over time these small differences can make a big change to your smile. The number of aligners that you’ll need will depend on how complex your treatment plan is, but in general, it will take around 12-24 months to straighten.

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Invisalign braces are clear plastic aligners

How do Invisalign braces differ from conventional braces?

Invisalign clear braces have captured the attention of many celebrities including Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey and Keira Knightly who have all reportedly enjoyed the benefits of wearing these removable aligners. And it is little wonder some many celebrities have jumped on the Invisalign craze as these clear braces are so discreet. Whether they are on the big screen, stage or adorned across magazine stands, their perfect smiles are there for all to see – yet their braces aren’t.

Conventional braces, however, are fitted directly onto the teeth using metal brackets and wires and are a permanent fixture that is hard to hide. Unlike Invisalign clear braces they can’t be removed when eating, drinking or for special occasions and are often uncomfortable and irritable in the mouth.

Reasons to have Invisalign clear braces

  • Discreet solution
    Traditional braces are bulky and visible but Invisalign clear braces, with their transparent trays, offer a revolutionary alternative. Most people (other than your family, friends and dentist) will never know they even exist, so you can straighten your teeth discreetly – making them the perfect solution for both teens and adults alike.
  • Confidence booster
    Your smile defines you. It is one of the first things people notice and often the last thing they remember. But if your imperfections are causing your smile to wane, then Invisalign clear braces might be the quickest and most effortless way to put the smile back on your face. Invisalign clear braces can perfect crowded and crooked teeth, wide spacing, crossbites, underbites and even deep bites, leaving you with a smile to be proud of.
  • Removable aligners
    When you wear a permanent brace, you wear it day and night regardless of where you are, what you eat, who you are with and what you are doing. With Invisalign clear braces these removable aligners can be taken out for a thorough clean, to eat, drink and floss or for when you want to be brace-free for a special occasion.
  • Long-term benefits for your teeth
    If your teeth are crooked then chances are that they will be difficult to clean. Over time this can lead to plaque build-up, tartar, staining and even loss of teeth. And, if your bite is misaligned then you are more likely to grind your teeth at night, which not only puts pressure on the teeth but can cause unnecessary pain. Invisalign clear braces can solve all of these problems by simply re-aligning your teeth. So, what may appear to be a costly outlay could save you money and further dental procedures in the future.
  • Pain-free
    Whilst it is common for some patients to report a bit of discomfort or dull ache each time their trays are replaced, for the most part, Invisalign braces are pain-free. It is not uncommon, however, for the aligners to feel strange when first placed over the teeth, but within a couple of days wearing, you will soon forget they are there.
  • Affordable option
    Many celebrities may be wearing them, but that doesn’t mean you have to be rich and famous to buy them. Invisalign clear braces are an affordable option for straightening your teeth. Learn more about the cost of Invisalign.

Another great benefit of wearing Invisalign clear braces is that the aligner trays can be used for teeth whitening at the same time as straightening.

When you book into Oakley Road Dental Practice in Southampton for your Invisalign treatment, we will give you free whitening retainers and a 3D scan worth over £1000.

To find out more, call us now on 023 8077 1450 or visit Invisalign Orthodontic Clear Braces Southampton.

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