At CLEARLY OrthodonticsTM, we offer a free consultation so you can discover the many benefits of Invisalign. As Diamond Invisalign providers, which makes us one of the leading Invisalign providers in the country, our experienced team can treat all orthodontic problems using Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners. What’s more, they’re so discreet no one will know you’re having treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to help straighten teeth discreetly. There is no need for the brackets, archwires and elastic bands used by more conventional braces. Invisalign is particularly successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth and can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Removable: This is probably one of the greatest advantages of Invisalign. The aligners, which look a bit like thin sports mouthguards, can be removed for eating, thereby avoiding the problem of food getting trapped between wires and elastic bands.
- Hygienic: Invisalign makes maintaining a good oral hygiene routine much easier. With wire braces, cleaning your teeth is much more difficult – especially flossing between your teeth. The difficulty of flossing with metal braces means most people will neglect this part of their cleaning, and this could lead to problems with bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay in the future.
- Discreet: Invisalign’s aligners are virtually invisible to anyone unless they get very close to you, so hardly anyone will even notice you are having treatment. This is one of the main reasons thousands of adults have opted for Invisalign, as it won’t cause any disruption to their lifestyle.
- Custom-made: The Invisalign treatment method is renowned for getting great results. Much of these come from the 3D computer technology used to custom-make the clear, plastic aligners which fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll be issued with a new set of aligners every two weeks which you’ll need to replace as your teeth move towards their new position.
Invisalign vs braces
|How does it work?||Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without wires or brackets.||Fixed braces use wires and brackets to move your teeth into alignment.|
|Nearly invisible||No. Most fixed braces are noticeable.|
|Removable during treatment||No. You cannot remove fixed braces until treatment is completed.|
|Treatment doesn't involve metal that can irritate teeth and gums||No. The metal wires and brackets used can cause mouth irritation.|
|Allows you to brush and floss during treatment||Fixed metal braces can hinder the ability to reach the entire tooth/gum area when flossing.|
|Provides a clear and virtual treatment plan from start to the completion of treatment||Although your practitioner has a clearly defined treatment plan, you will not be able to see what your teeth may look like prior to starting treatment.|
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