The benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign London is a popular choice of teeth straightening that has helped correct more than 14 million smiles in just over 20 years. One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that it uses clear aligners that are almost invisible when they are in your mouth. No one will know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment and you are able to straighten your teeth at your discretion. This is in stark contrast to traditional orthodontic braces that are excellent for straightening your teeth, but are highly visible in the mouth.  Most people avoid orthodontic treatment because they are already self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth and do not want to draw further attention to their mouth. With Invisalign you can continue with your daily activities and no one will even notice that you are wearing braces.

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Invisalign aligners

Invisalign is also very convenient. These aligners can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as necessary. However this does mean that you have to be disciplined and make sure that you wear the aligners correctly. They have to be in your mouth for approximately 22 hours of the day and should only be taken out at meal times and for brushing your teeth. Compliance is key to the success of the procedure. Since your teeth are only moving when you are wearing the aligners the longer you keep them in the better results you will achieve. Traditional braces are fixed to your teeth which means that the braces are working continuously and if you do not wear your aligners correctly then you will not be able to straighten your teeth in the time allocated, rather you will require more aligners and the treatment will be lengthy and more expensive at the end. If you feel you have less self-discipline then fixed braces will be a better option for you.

Keeping your mouth clean

With Invisalign it is easier to keep your teeth clean since you can brush your teeth as usual as the aligners are taken out of your mouth. You need to floss at least once a day and also use a good fluoride mouthwash to make sure that your teeth are clean. If there are bacteria, food particles or plaque on the surface of your teeth then this will become compacted onto the surface of your teeth further when you are wearing the aligners. You need to be careful that this does not happen to avoid the development of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease.

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Comfortable aligners

Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. They are designed using digital technology and 3D printed for accuracy and precision. Unlike traditional braces which can cause discomfort, soreness or ulcers from the brackets and wires rubbing against your cheek, Invisalign aligners are smooth and made of bpa-free, hypoallergenic plastic which is comfortable in the mouth. Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces as it is a cosmetic dental treatment and is not covered on the NHS. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about Invisalign as well as various other types of braces and find the best option for you to achieve a smile that you can be proud to show off to the world.

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