Ever felt you’re too past the age to even entertain the idea of having braces? Those metal train tracks associated with your early teens seem to be the only way to straighten or fill out your smile.
Have you ever heard of the treatment Invisalign®?
Take the same principal of a traditional brace, turn it invisible, comfortable and extremely quick and effective, and there you have it!
What are the benefits?
If you’ve ever suffered a lack of confidence, say from gaps in your teeth or a less than straight smile then this treatment could transform that forever. Invisalign® is a clear set of bespoke moulds that slot over your teeth and work to straighten your teeth.
The clear material used make the moulds invisible, and the only person who will realise they’re there will be you. So, no train tracks to make you feel 13 again, just a subtle aligner that isn’t even noticeable. Having said that, the results are the most noticeable aspect of the treatment and you and everyone else will be able to see that in your new straight and bright smile.
How long do they take?
On average the treatment takes just 12 months, which is considerably less than most traditional braces that can be on for almost double that time. They should be worn for around 22 hours per day, and only removed when eating or drinking.
The hidden health benefits
Due to having to brush teeth around three times per day, before putting the aligners back on, a build-up of toothpaste sits in the moulds meaning teeth are in contact with it for longer. This has been said to result in cleaner, whiter and stronger teeth.
When the moulds are on throughout the day, teeth are less prone to come into contact with bacteria that circle the air. So as well as being a treatment to straighten, fill or reduce crowding of the mouth Invisalign® has a number of health benefits too. It’s no wonder it’s become such an amazingly popular treatment!
Diamond Status Providers
Ollie & Darsh the private dental practice from Liverpool have been awarded diamond status providers of Invisalign® and have plenty of success stories and before and after images on their website that would be worth checking out!