Adult orthodontics patients who want to straighten their teeth may be interested in treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. At our Weybridge orthodontic practice, these aligners are just one of the systems we use to straighten people’s teeth using discreet orthodontics.
Straighter teeth are top of the wish list for many adults when asked what they would like to change about their smile. However, many are put off seeking orthodontic treatment because they wrongly think it will mean wearing obvious metal braces for a considerable period of time.
At Weybridge Orthodontics we are keen to point out that this doesn’t have to be the case. Many tooth-straightening systems are now invisible or almost invisible. Invisalign is one of the most popular choices for adult patients here in Weybridge.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign comprises a series of near-invisible clear aligners that fit precisely over your teeth to gently move them into a more desirable position. Each set of aligners is custom-designed to fit your teeth exactly. You will need to change your aligner every two weeks or so as your teeth start to move.
What are the advantages of this system over other treatment options?
We’ve already touched upon one of the major advantages of Invisalign – the fact that the aligners are nearly invisible, making this treatment highly discreet.
Another huge advantage is that the Invisalign aligners are removable. That means that you can take them out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth. This helps to allay concerns about dental hygiene that some people have with braces, because unlike standard braces the aligners require no special cleaning techniques.
There is no metal in these aligners, which means there will be no discomfort from metal contacting the tongue or elsewhere inside the mouth. It also means the treatment is suitable for patients with metal allergies.