1st April 2023
Common Invisalign Questions
Don’t shy away from braces! The Telegraph reports that around 200,000 people have them every year in the UK and they’re becoming increasingly common – not least because new technology means they’re comfier than ever before and a lot more discreet, too. In this post, our Wolverhampton dentists talk through some common questions about Invisalign braces, helping you make an informed decision about your treatment.
Who needs braces?
Adults and teenagers alike can be candidates for braces – your dentist will either recommend them to you, or you might find yourself asking if they’re something you need for your smile. Contrary to popular belief, lots of adults have braces – and because they’re becoming more common, there’s less stigma attached, too. Braces can help correct your smile and may help treat problems with biting, chewing, and speech.
What types of brace are available?
Traditionally, braces were fixed to the teeth, made of metal, and comprised of brackets and wires. While these are still available today (albeit more refined), most choose clear braces. Clear braces aren’t as visible on your smile, so teens and adults alike love that they’re less noticeable.
Why choose Invisalign braces?
Invisalign clear braces are removable, which makes caring for your braces and your smile much easier. Fixed braces can be more difficult to clean, too, as food particles get stuck between the brackets. Invisalign is the leading clear brace provider and the company has even said that their style is quicker than fixed braces, too.
Will braces fix my smile?
Invisalign braces in Wolverhampton are designed for treating bite problems, gaps, and crowding, helping create a straighter appearance and preventing future problems such as tooth wear and jaw pain.
Are Invisalign braces comfortable?
Yes – much more so than fixed braces. That’s because they aren’t bonded to your teeth but instead are moulded to your smile – so they fit snugly but comfortably over your teeth. Any kind of brace can create a feeling of pressure in your mouth, however, as your teeth slowly move positions.
How long do Invisalign braces take to straighten your teeth?
Invisalign treatment time varies on a case-by-case basis and depends on the severity of your orthodontic concern. As a guide, expect treatment to take 1-2 years. Invisalign also offers refinements, and small tweaks at the end of treatment in Wolverhampton, to help get your desired result.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
There are so many great benefits to Invisalign:
- Comfortable on teeth
- Easy to remove
- Easy to clean and care for
- Almost invisible on your teeth
- Faster treatment time than fixed braces
- Predicted treatment and end results
- Doesn’t use moulds or impressions
- Free Invisalign app to track progress
- Easy tray system – swap every two weeks
Book your treatment today
Want to find out more about Invisalign/clear Braces in Wolverhampton? Then get in touch with our expert dentists in Wolverhampton today. We look forward to hearing from you!