Is Invisalign as good as normal braces?
Given the choice, who wouldn’t want a perfect smile? Not only does it change the way you look and feel, research finds it one of the most effective ways to boost your confidence and self-esteem. Braces are the most popular way to correct teeth alignment and achieve a healthy smile and straight teeth. However, the most off-putting thing about braces is having to endure those metal brackets and wires for months, and sometimes years, on end.
For straight teeth and a beautiful new smile without any of the discomforts of traditional braces, here’s more information on the unique benefits of InvisalignTM Braces and how our dentists at Summertown Dental & Implants in Oxford can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
What are InvisalignTM Braces?
A very popular orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a specific type of aligner tray. The invisalign trays are see-through and made of BPA-free plastic and created using computerized impressions of teeth for a perfect fit. Invisalign braces use gentle pressure from the trays to correct the position of your teeth instead of metal wires or brackets. As the treatment progresses, a new set of aligner trays with differing placements are worn at periodic intervals to encourage the continuous gentle shifting of the teeth.
Our dentists in Oxford create a personalised treatment plan using custom created aligner trays and monitor the progress of the treatment to ensure you get the perfect outcome from this innovative orthodontic solution.
Invisalign delivers a Hollywood smile
The Invisalign process begins with a consultation with our orthodontists in Oxford where we outline the treatment plan and duration. A digital scan of your mouth gives us the intraoral data for designing digital models that are used to create the aligner trays. The digital images also allows you to get a preview of the teeth as they’re about to change in each phase. The treatment consists of a series of such aligner trays that gently direct the teeth to their ideal alignment and placement.
Why we recommend InvisalignTM Braces
The advantages of perfecting your smile through InvisalignTM braces are numerous and outweigh the traditional method of metal braces. Here are some benefits of wearing InvisalignTM braces:
- The see-through clear aligner trays are almost invisible to the eye.
- No painful metal poking the inside of your mouth or wire tightening means a far more comfortable treatment process.
- Invisalign braces are easily removable during eating and cleaning, so you can carry on normal life with minimal disruption.
- Negligible risk of tooth decay due to enamel damage or poor hygiene of the aligner trays, as they are easily removed for cleaning.
- Custom designed trays fit perfectly without moving and are very comfortable while speaking, eating or drinking.
- Earlier Invisalign was only used for mild issues of spacing and crowding, or gap-toothed and crooked alignment but now even complex cases can be treated.
Thanks to Invisalign, braces don’t have to be painful or embarrassing anymore. They’re a fast, comfortable and affordable route to a beautiful and healthier smile!
If you are ready to discover the benefits of InvisalignTM Braces, call us or email today. Or if you prefer a free Invisalign video consultation we’re delighted to offer this option at Summertown Dental & Implants.