Invisalign is the perfect alternative to braces for adults because they are comfortable and convenient.
Clear braces, commonly referred to as Invisalign, are becoming an increasingly popular option for alignment treatment.
They are clear and customised retainers that gradually straighten your teeth. They are removable, without the brackets, wires and discomfort that comes with traditional braces.
What can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can treat most orthodontic and alignment issues:
- Crowded teeth
- Gappy smile
- Open bite
- Narrow smile
- Baby and permanent teeth alignment
More severe cases of misalignment and complex orthodontic needs will need traditional fixed braces.
There are numerous treatment options available for invisible braces. Read more.
Why do adults choose Invisalign?
1. They are a discreet alignment option
The main reason that adults, in particular, choose Invisalign is hinted in the name – they are invisible.
They are very discreet so adults who feel a little self-conscious will benefit from a clear alignment option for their teeth.
They will be able to smile with confidence during the alignment process, rather than worry about the look of traditional braces.
2. No restrictions to what you eat or drink
Traditional metal braces come with a list of drinks and foods that you must not eat during treatment – food that is too crunchy, chewy or sticky must be avoided.
With Invisalign retainers, you can remove them to eat, which means that you do not have to give up any of your favourite foods.
Eating with your retainers in is not advised, but they are easily removable and easy to clean should any food get into them.
It is recommended that you carry a small portable toothbrush to avoid this though.
3. Compliments a busy schedule
You do not need to visit the dentist as often if you opt for Invisalign – you will visit your orthodontist only once every 6-8 weeks.
Visits will be quick and easy as the dentist will check up on your progress, rather than the tightening and readjusting process of traditional metal braces.
The duration of treatment will also be shorter than traditional braces. You can expect straighter teeth within months, and the usual treatment time for Invisalign users is between 3-12 months.
They are also a very cost-effective alignment solution. Learn more here.
4. Easy maintenance and oral hygiene
Invisible braces are removed for brushing, flossing and other oral hygiene practices, so there will not be any discolouration of your teeth during your alignment treatment.
A thorough clean will be easier to achieve than with traditional braces. Oral hygiene is easy and taking care of your retainers is just as straightforward. Soak them overnight, and they will be clean in the morning.
5. Comfortable and no discomfort
The clear retainers are tailored to your mouth and tooth shape, so that when you wear them, they fit perfectly and comfortably.
Unlike traditional braces, they feel smooth so the inside of your mouth will not become sore or irritated by brackets and wires.
Read more about the benefits of Invisalign here.