The dental industry has changed massively over the last 20 years, with many new techniques, materials and technologies making treatments easier. This is true of not only Invisalign dentistry, but also other cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants and veneers. Not only does this make the treatment more efficient and long lasting, but also a lot more comfortable for the patient and this can be said when choosing Invisalign aligners over traditional train-track braces.
So, what are the differences between the two, and most importantly, the benefits? We provide a rundown of our frequently asked questions in regards to Invisalign and how it could transform your smile and confidence for the better.
Firstly, The Importance of Routine In Oral Health
When it comes to oral health, making sure you practice a regular routine of brushing, flossing and mouth washing is paramount to achieve optimum results, so the only time you have to go to the dentist is for your six monthly check up or dental hygiene appointment! Don’t be fooled when we say that Invisalign, as well as traditional braces, require just as much attention, too! After all, if you don’t look after your teeth or braces, then the results aren’t going to be as effective as you had imagined. Do make sure you ask questions to your Bath Invisalign dentists during the initial consultation to make sure Invisalign is the right thing for you.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Widcombe Dental Practice’s Dr Paul Vivian has helped hundreds of orthodontic patients achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign treatment in Bath over the years. So why should you choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Take a look at just some of the many possibilities when it comes to Invisalign treatment and don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions or would like to book your Invisalign consultation with Widcombe Dental Practice.
Hardly Visible To The Naked Eye
As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are see-through and hardly visible to the naked eye. Unlike clunky, traditional braces, Invisalign braces are very minimal and discreet in appearance, so if you’re out with friends or family, they will be hardly noticeable when you’re speaking to them. Of course, it might take a bit of practice when getting used to the braces, but after a couple of days, it will become a lot easier to speak with the aligners in!
Easier To Clean
If you or your child had train-track braces when you were younger, you will know how hard it was to clean in between each tooth and around the brace to ensure minimal build-up of plaque throughout the duration of wearing them. With Invisalign, however, because the aligner is easy to take out of the mouth and the hard-wearing material it is made out of, you can easily clean the aligners in between eating and drinking, so you can still take part in your daily dental routine. All you’ll need is a bit of toothpaste and a toothbrush to clean the tray and you’re all set!
Take a look at one of our articles, ‘How To Clean Invisalign Aligners’, for more information.
A Lot More Comfortable
Unlike traditional braces, where a continuous trip to the orthodontist was on the cards to tighten your braces and brackets, Invisalign is more or less a pain-free alternative! You will be able to take your aligner out whilst eating, drinking and brushing your teeth and you won’t have to go through the cycle of having to have a brace tightened to ensure perfect alignment.
Depending on your individual requirements and the severity of your teeth misalignment, your Invisalign dentist in Bath will arrange a number of appointments to come back to the practice to give you your new aligner tray(s). You may require only one aligner, some may require two or three to get complete satisfaction, so it’s best to talk through this in detail during your consultation.
Doesn’t Just Help Teeth Misalignment
For people who have an underbite or overbite, Invisalign is one of the treatments offered to improve the appearance of your smile. Further to these common alignment issues, Invisalign can also help with the following:
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
- Cross bite
- Gap teeth
If you would like to discuss whether Invisalign could be the right fit for you, do feel free to contact our helpful Invisalign team.
Widcombe Dental Practice – Providing Expert Invisalign Treatment in Bath
Start your Invisalign treatment with our professional and highly qualified Invisalign dentists in Bath. We will assess your requirements using smile evaluation software, to ensure we are as precise as possible when making your aligner to fit your mouth and help realign the teeth to the preferred position. Book your appointment with us today on 01225 317681 and start your journey to a straighter, more confident smile!