Invisalign is a popular alternative to metal braces for adults and teenagers who want straighter teeth. Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge offers this highly-discreet method of teeth straightening treatment to correct a wide range of orthodontic concerns, with minimal impact on your lifestyle.
A lot of adults who dream of straightening their teeth are turned off by the thought that they have to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. Fortunately, orthodontics has advanced a lot in recent years, and our Weybridge dental centre offers a number of far more discreet routes to the perfectly aligned smile. Invisalign is one of the most popular choices.
Standard and cosmetic braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment. Invisalign is different. It involves the use a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively move your teeth into a better position, little by little, week by week.
The Invisalign system is excellent for maintaining dental hygiene during treatment, which is a worry for some people who wear standard braces. There are no special hygiene techniques required; you just take your aligners out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush and floss your teeth in the normal way.
At our Weybridge dental clinic we always advise you to brush your teeth an hour after every meal during any type of orthodontic treatment, to prevent particles of food getting trapped against your teeth.
Minimal lifestyle impact
Because they are both clear and removable, Invisalign aligners have very little impact on your daily life. They are made from clear plastic and will go unnoticed by the untrained eye. You do need to wear them for 20-22 hours per day to make sure treatment progresses as planned, but it’s okay to take them out for short periods.
An example could be if you play a brass or woodwind instrument. Invisalign can be a good option for professional musicians or those studying music, because it’s safe to take them out for short periods in order to play your instrument. Regular braces can affect your technique, but Invisalign won’t have any impact.