11 Apr,

6 Things You Need to Know About Invisalign

If you’re unhappy with the position of your teeth, you’re probably considering a teeth straightening treatment. Correcting misalignment will give you a smile you can feel confident about, while improving the future of your oral health.

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments available. This alternative to braces is used worldwide, and in the two and a half decades since its invention, Invisalign has revolutionised how we fix alignment problems.

If you’re considering Invisalign, there’s a lot you’ll probably want to know. Before starting any treatment, we recommend learning as much as possible so you know what to expect.

We would like to present you six key facts about straightening your teeth with Invisalign.

1. Invisalign Is Virtually Invisible

Invisalign is a clear aligner system. The beauty of this type of aligner is its subtlety. Made from SmartTrack, a patented translucent medical-grade plastic, Invisalign aligners are discreet. While you’re wearing your aligner, they’ll be barely visible to others.

2. Invisalign Aligners Are Removable

One of the great things about your Invisalign aligner is the fact that it’s removable. This means you can eat meals without worrying about food getting trapped underneath your appliance.

Not only does it mean that your favourite meals remain on the menu, but it also makes brushing your teeth easy.

3. Invisalign Uses Gentle Force

Invisalign works by exerting gentle pressure against your teeth. This slight force is barely noticeable; however, it will slowly move your teeth into a more desirable position.

During the course of your Invisalign treatment, we’ll give you a series of aligners. The number of aligners you’ll receive depends on the extent of your treatment.

You’ll wear each aligner for around two weeks before switching to the next one. Although they look very similar, each aligner slightly differs from the last and will alter the pressure, slowly progressing the tooth movements.

4. Invisalign Aligners Are Comfortable

The smooth plastic used in your aligner feels comfortable against your tooth. This means that you can wear your aligner day and night without really feeling it.

To achieve the desired results, you’ll need to wear your aligner for around 22 hours each day. This gives you time to eat and brush your teeth. Don’t worry; your aligner will be so comfortable that you’ll have no issue wearing it while you sleep.

5. You Can See Your Smile Before You Start Treatment

Every Invisalign treatment is carefully planned before it begins. We use the latest digital scanners and software to create an accurate treatment plan with every tooth movement precisely choreographed.

After the software works its magic, we’ll have a clear picture of what your smile will look like after you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment. We’ll show you what you can expect your smile to look like during your initial consultation.

6. Your Aligners Are Easy to Clean

Cleaning your removable aligners is easy. It’s important to do this whenever you brush your teeth, as they will pick up bacteria and food debris throughout the day. Keeping your aligner clean will also help maintain its discreet appearance.

You can clean your aligner using a soft toothbrush, rinsing them thoroughly before putting them in your mouth.

Invisalign at Canon House

At Canon House, we’re proud that we’re Invisalign Diamond Providers. This puts us amongst the top dentists offering this treatment. Additionally, our principal dentist, Dr Mark Hughes, is a key opinion leader for the brand. Your treatment couldn’t be in better hands.

Call our friendly team to schedule your initial Invisalign consultation and start your journey to a beautiful, straight smile today.

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