Looking to seamlessly transform your smile without the look of braces, wires and metal restrictions? Invisalign clear aligners may be right for you.
We all want a beautiful, straight, and memorable smile, but sometimes as an adult, that awkward braces phase doesn’t sound too appealing. With Invisalign’s invisible solution, we can nearly eliminate that discomfort altogether, perfect for working professionals or teens who missed the braces boat as kids and now would prefer a more discrete process.
So, how does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, custom, removable aligners on your top and/or bottom teeth that gradually straighten your teeth over time. The Invisalign aligners, made from clear, flexible plastic, fit snugly over your teeth and put pressure on specific parts to slowly move them into a better position.
Every one to two weeks, you replace the aligner with one slightly different in order to continue shifting and moving your teeth into their customized position. No two smiles are alike, and Invisalign ensures every step of the way is tailored to your needs and the end result you want.
With Invisalign, there is no need to hide your smile or feel embarrassed by wires and brackets. We can help you join the 10 million people who’ve transformed their smiles seamlessly, and secretly…people might not even notice you’re wearing Invisalign!
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
The main benefit is in the name: Invisalign is virtually invisible! The Invisalign aligners are nearly undetectable while on your teeth, meaning, unlike with braces, you can carry out orthodontic work without the world knowing.
You can also remove Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, and for special occasions. Have a significant life event coming up? With Invisalign, there’s no need to put off special occasions out of embarrassment of your orthodontic work. Simply (briefly) pop out your trays for any pictures, short interviews or the like, and no one will be the wiser.
Without metal brackets or wires, there is no risk of mouth irritation, and you don’t need to change the way you floss —no more dodging wires or brackets. Simply pop the aligners off and brush and floss as you usually would (hopefully twice a day)!
With Invisalign, there’s also no need to forgo your favourite foods. Without wires or restrictions from braces, there is no risk of anything getting trapped, so bring on all the chewy, crunchy and sticky snacks!
With the help of Invisalign, we can also get your smile looking beautiful faster. In just 12-18 months on average (faster than braces), your smile will be transformed, and so will your confidence.
Is Invisalign for me?
The treatable cases for Invisalign include:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap Teeth
- Open Bite
- Generally straighter teeth
In general, Invisalign is an excellent solution for teens and adults looking to improve their smiles. Backed by two decades of innovation, Invisalign is the most advanced transparent aligner system in the world, making it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues.
Unsure if these problems apply to you? We can help ensure Invisalign is right for you with a simple consultation. Give us a call to book an appointment at Apple Dental and start the process of getting the straight teeth of your dreams and a smile that lights up the room.
Is it painful?
Overall, researchers have concluded Invisalign hurts less than traditional braces. Unlike braces, most of our Invisalign patients find only mild discomfort, mainly in the first week. After that first week, studies have shown 83 percent of users became accustomed to their trays experienced little to no discomfort in the following weeks.
However, it’s important to keep in mind pain is relative. Some individuals may experience no pain at all or very minimal pain, and others may feel more discomfort.
If you’re nervous about potential pain, don’t fret. We’re here to field any questions and make sure you feel ready before embarking on your orthodontic process.
What happens when I’m done Invisalign?
Following most orthodontic treatment, we recommend using a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting to their initial position.
After a year of work, we definitely don’t want to see that smile go to waste, and wearing a retainer is one way to ensure your teeth stay in that beautiful, straight, and desirable alignment.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Invisalign is unique to you! Depending on how complex your case is, and the number of aligner trays you need will dictate the price. If you’re interested in Invisalign and would like to hear more about the cost, contact us to book an appointment at Apple Dental.
Like you, we wish we could snap a finger and have perfect teeth. But the reality is, orthodontic work is nearly always involved to get you to that desired point. Invisalign’s innovation process streamlines that daunting process, making your teeth beautiful faster and more discreetly. Stunning teeth are right around the corner, and with our guidance, Invisalign can get you to your destination: a smile movie stars would envy!
Yours in continuing dental health,
Dr. Sirpa Gohel, aka Dr. G, general dentist in Surrey