3 FAQs about Invisalign answered by us
When you have misaligned teeth, you may be at a loss to decide which teeth-straightening treatment to use. One of the treatments that has proven to be helpful for a variety of our patients is Invisalign. This treatment is a great choice if you’re looking to improve your smile, but without having constant dental appointments or invasive surgeries. Our dentist in Putney, Dr Alexis Zander, can help you to achieve the results you have been looking for through the use of Invisalign.
What is it?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment that uses custom-made, clear, plastic aligners that move your teeth over time. They are easily removable, so you won’t have to worry about having a dental appliance fixed to your teeth constantly throughout the treatment. We will provide you with a series of aligners that are all slightly different, which is how they move your teeth into the desired position.
Am I eligible?
Invisalign is aimed at helping those who are struggling with mild to moderate cases of misalignment. This means that if you have more complex, severe orthodontic issues, Invisalign may not be the right treatment for you. That being said, Invisalign can still help with an array of common orthodontic issues such as gappy teeth, crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites and crooked teeth. Don’t worry if you’re unsure about whether you’re eligible or not, because our dentist in Putney will have a consultation with you before beginning the treatment to ensure that it is right for you.
What are the benefits?
You will notice so many different benefits when getting Invisalign, before, during and after the treatment. There are continual advancements in the Invisalign technology, so you can expect to see more and more benefits arising as that happens.
From the consultation to the end of the treatment, you will appreciate how simple the Invisalign process is. All you need is one consultation with our dentist in Putney and you will be ready to begin Invisalign. Once you have your aligners, all you have to do is wear them for around 20 hours a day, and change to a new aligner every 2 weeks, it’s as easy as that!
Minimal dental appointments
If you have a busy schedule, Invisalign would be a great choice for you because you will only need to visit us every 6 to 8 weeks for a check-up appointment. You can take more control of your teeth straightening process, whilst still being able to stick to your schedule.
The Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn for a long time each day, so it’s important that they’re comfortable. The aligners do not contain any metals, and are solely made out of plastic, which means that they are more comfortable to wear and take on and off when needed.
One of the main things that people love about Invisalign is how discreet the aligners look when they are in. Due to the thin, clear, plastic material used to create them, they are barely visible to other people. This is great if you are someone who has a professional career or busy social life and doesn’t want to draw unwanted attention to your teeth whilst straightening them.