A guide to Invisalign

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer all the latest treatments for teeth that are misaligned. One of the most popular is Invisalign. Many people have heard of this form of teeth straightening, but they are not sure exactly what it is and how it works. This is an explanation of Invisalign Weybridge, and a discussion of some of the benefits that our patients can expect to enjoy during the process.


What is Invisalign Weybridge?

Invisalign Weybridge is the trade name for invisible braces. They are invisible because they take the form of completely clear trays that are fitted over the teeth, allowing them to retain their natural appearance. These trays are made of super soft plastic and are also known as aligners. The aligners are custom made for the teeth of each of our individual patients using them and are swapped every few weeks as the teeth gradually move into the optimum position.


The fact that the aligners are invisible is arguably their most important benefit. Teenagers who are embarrassed about others knowing that they are having their teeth corrected find that these braces present the ideal solution. Many of our older patients, including adults who did not get the opportunity to wear braces in their youth often find clear braces to be the best choice. This is because they have felt self-conscious for years about their teeth, and do not want to add to this by letting the whole world know that they are getting orthodontic treatment. Invisalign allows them to achieve the smile they have always wanted in complete confidence.

Eat as normal

The patient who chooses invisible braces need not worry about having to change their diet.  This is because the aligners are designed to be removed for eating. Some other types of braces require some changes to be made, and certain foods must be avoided. With Invisalign, our patients can eat as normal and even try new foods. It is simply a matter of taking the aligners out, enjoying the meal then brushing the teeth before putting them back in.

Some other kinds of braces can be a little problematic when it comes to eating in general, as they can get food trapped in them. This can then result in staining and potential plaque build-up if it is not possible to remove the debris with brushing at home. Our patients with clear braces have no such worries. Provided they brush their teeth thoroughly after every meal, this need never be an issue.

Better oral hygiene

Because the teeth can be brushed and flossed as normal, our patients who choose invisible braces usually enjoy better oral hygiene. This means a reduced risk of cavities, staining and gum disease. In addition, when the teeth and gums are kept scrupulously clean during treatment, the patient can expect the best possible results when it is complete.

Invisalign is a great choice for people who would like to get a better smile, but feel self-conscious about the idea of wearing braces. It is very efficient and requires little in the way of lifestyle changes. An element of self-discipline regarding wearing the braces most of the time and keeping the teeth clean usually gets great results.