If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, then you’re probably wondering what your options are as an adult wanting discreet teeth straightening. One of the most popular ‘invisible’ orthodontic options these days is Invisalign aligners. But how does Invisalign differ from braces?
Invisalign is convenient
When people enquire about Invisalign braces in Derby, we always point out that, rather than being a fixed brace system, Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into the right position.
These clear aligners offer a higher level of convenience than many orthodontic solutions because you can take them out whenever you need to eat or drink, or if you want to be brace-free for a special occasions. This also means that you can clean and floss your teeth as usual without having to negotiate around fixed wires and brackets in your mouth.
This is also a convenient choice because, using special software, we can map out the journey your teeth will take and create the aligners in advance. You will need to change your aligner every two weeks but we will probably only want to monitor your progress once every six weeks or so. This means that your teeth straightening will continue to advance without time consuming appointments at the dentist.
For the best outcome and fastest results, you should wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day EVERY day.
Invisalign is comfortable
Invisalign aligners are made from smooth BPA-free plastic for an incredibly comfortable fit. As Invisalign doesn’t use wires or brackets to straighten your teeth, there is very little chance of the aligners irritating the soft tissues of your lips, tongue or gums.
Most people find that it takes a day or two to get used to wearing the aligners and speaking with them in place but that it’s an easy adjustment.
Invisalign is good for your confidence
In our experience, the number one reason that people choose Invisalign braces in Derby is because the clear aligners are so discreet. With Invisalign, you can have orthodontic treatment and have the reassurance of knowing that most people won’t notice, even when they’re talking to you.
Ultimately, although there are other options for straightening your teeth, Invisalign keeps the impact of orthodontic treatment to a minimum. Not only can you be confident during your treatment, but you will also enjoy the positive impact of looking and feeling amazing once your treatment is complete.