If you ask anyone to describe braces, they will probably present you with a description of unattractive metal train-track braces, but the truth is that there is now a huge range of braces on offer and Invisalign is one of the most impressive treatments on the market.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system, which uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to move the teeth into the correct position. The aligners are almost invisible, meaning you can get the smile of your dreams without worrying about anyone else even noticing that you are wearing braces.
How is Invisalign different?
Invisalign is different to conventional braces in many ways; for starters, the aligners are removable, not fixed to the teeth and they are virtually invisible. Invisalign works by encouraging the teeth to move into the desired position by using carefully designed aligners; each aligner is shaped slightly differently and by the time the last aligner is removed, the teeth should be straight. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced by the next aligner in the series. The aligners are manufactured based on your dentist’s instructions and impressions and photographs of your smile. Cabinteely Dental Care also uses the latest imaging software to show patients how their smile will look at the end of treatment.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you’ve been put off having orthodontic treatment in the past but you would love a straighter, more attractive smile, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. Invisalign is suitable for patients of all ages and it can treat a range of different orthodontic problems, including crowding, spaces between the teeth and misaligned teeth. If you have a very complex orthodontic prescription, you may be advised to consider an alternative treatment, which can produce more movement. Contact Cabinteely Dental Care near Deansgrange for more information.