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What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign, or ‘invisible aligners’ is a ground-breaking dental treatment that mirrors traditional braces for correcting the shape and aesthetics of teeth.

Teeth are moved into their desired place using clear aligners, which are designed as custom trays made to fit your mouth specifically. Your dentist will give you several weeks of trays in advance so you can change your aligners following your plan and make sure your teeth are constantly being moved and tightened.

A lot of people come into the dentist wanting veneers or composite bonding, but Invisalign aligners are a long-term solution with lots of benefits you need to know about.

Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment…

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7 Invisalign Benefits

1. Fewer dentist visits

No more having to leave work or interrupt your schedule for constant trips to the dentist’s office. One of the benefits of Invisalign is the flexibility to change your aligners in the comfort of your own home.

Regular visits to the dentist’s office are often required with traditional metal braces – this is so the dentist can manually tighten the rubber bands or wires for the teeth to move and straighten.

However, with Invisalign, you receive your aligner trays in advance which lets you move on to the next phase of treatment without having to visit the dentist. 

2. More comfortable

One of the main negatives of traditional braces is the discomfort caused by metal edges and wiring which can scrape your cheeks and gums.

You’ll be happy to know that with Invisalign, there are no sharp metal pieces or tight wires involved, just a smooth-fitting and tailored aligner that you can remove for brushing, eating, drinking, and flossing!

3. Invisible aesthetic

The most obvious benefit which is stated in the name is, of course, the virtually invisible aspect of Invisalign. It’s common for adult orthodontic patients to prefer a more subtle approach to dental issues. 

Invisalign is perfect for this as, unlike traditional braces which showcase the metal brackets, the clear aligners are barely noticeable.

Meaning, you can go about your daily routines and conversations with confidence.

4. Helps fix a range of dental problems

Invisalign braces can be used to address a range of dental issues, including: 

  • Gaps in teeth
  • Overbites & underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

By tackling these issues, undergoing orthodontic treatment – like Invisalign – also decreases the risk of other dental problems, such as gum disease, cavities, gum inflammation, tooth sensitivity, jaw aches, teeth grinding, and much more.

It’s always important to talk through your concerns with a dentist before deciding on Invisalign treatment to ensure you’re choosing the right solution for your needs.

5. Better for oral hygiene

Invisalign aligners offer a major perk – they make taking care of your teeth and oral hygiene a breeze. Unlike traditional braces, which can trap food and plaque and make proper cleaning tricky, Invisalign allows you to maintain your regular dental routine easily.

With Invisalign treatment, you simply remove the aligners for flossing and brushing without needing any special tools. You can also clean the inside of the aligners to prevent any build-up of food or bacteria.

It’s a good idea to regularly clean the aligner container too, ensuring no bacteria accumulates when you take them out for eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth. This way, you’re on track for the healthiest teeth possible by the end of your treatment.

6. Faster Treatment

Speaking of the end of your treatment, another amazing benefit is the length of Invisalign treatment time.

Typically, most traditional metal braces can take anywhere between 12-24 months – sometimes more if needed. This is because it’s harder to be as precise when you’re waiting for an appointment time to tighten the braces.

But with invisible aligners, the standard treatment time is around a year. This is due to the quick switchover between aligners and the meticulous design of the mouth trays.

However, you have to make sure that you stick to your dentist’s guidelines and don’t have your trays out for too long as this will hinder your progress and push treatment time back.

7. No food restrictions

Last but not least is one of the best benefits of Invisalign – food!

Invisalign allows you to enjoy a wider variety of foods and drinks compared to traditional braces. While metal braces restrict you from consuming sticky, hard, crunchy, and bite-intensive foods, Invisalign aligners are removable, giving you the freedom to eat whatever you want.

Once you’ve finished eating, make sure to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth before popping them back in. This will stop food particles from getting stuck between your teeth and the aligners.

Tip: It’s a good idea to carry around a travel container for your aligners so you don’t lose them when you’re eating in public.

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Why choose Bishopsgate Dental?

At Bishopsgate Dental, we offer dental services that are right for you.

We can give you the confidence of straight teeth without making you feel self-conscious about wearing noticeable, traditional fixed braces with our removable Invisalign treatment.

We strive to make good dental health accessible to everyone. So, when it comes to booking an appointment or consultation, we open at 8am every weekday and close at 8pm on Wednesdays. You can book online or call our expert team on 0207 377 6762.

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