Did you know that over 14 million people have used Invisalign to improve their smiles?
Sometimes teeth aren’t straight, and other times, small gaps might form in between your teeth. This may lead to discomfort or problems in your mouth and make you feel less confident.
If you’re self-conscious about your teeth and tend to shy away from smiling, Invisalign clear aligners are a perfect alternative to traditional braces because they’re more discreet.
In this blog, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about Invisalign, including what Invisalign is, who Invisalign is for and how it works, the benefits of Invisalign aligners and how much Invisalign treatment costs.
What is Invisalign treatment?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that realigns and straightens teeth. However, unlike conventional braces with wires and brackets, Invisalign is a more discreet option because the aligners are clear and discreet.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. However, to ensure your Invisalign treatment is effective, you must wear them for 20-22 hours a day.
That might seem like many hours, but the good news is that Invisalign braces are made from a flexible plastic specifically fitted for your mouth to ensure maximum comfort.
Who is Invisalign for?
Adults and teenagers can use Invisalign to get the straight and beautiful smile of their dreams. Invisalign treatment is suitable for people with minor orthodontic issues, such as underbites, overbites or problems with spacing or crowding.
If you have:
- Crooked front teeth
- Gaps between your front teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Front teeth that stick out
Then Invisalign treatment can help to straighten your teeth and make you feel more confident about your smile and appearance.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works similarly to traditional braces; the plastic aligners apply the right amount of force to the problematic areas in your mouth, which helps to realign your teeth.
Your dentist can advise you throughout the treatment about what will happen. The initial appointment will allow your dentist to put together a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out your teeth and identifies how to move them, so they’re correctly realigned.
At future appointments, your dentist will continue to monitor your progress and ensure your Invisalign aligners fit and are comfortable.
Invisalign aligners are regularly replaced, around every two weeks, to ensure the right amount of pressure is placed on your teeth. Many dentists and orthodontists advise using Invisalign for at least six to 12 months, but this is dependent on individual cases.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
There are many benefits of Invisalign treatment; for example, it allows for a more flexible approach to straightening your teeth. Many people enjoy that the more flexible treatment means they can maintain their social life without worrying about it ruining their treatment plan.
Another benefit of Invisalign treatment is that it’s much more discreet than traditional braces. And the process doesn’t involve any scary tools or drills (which can prevent some people from getting their teeth straightened and the smile they’ve always wanted).
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign depends on several factors, including the complexity of your teeth realignment, the length of your treatment and where you go to get your Invisalign.
At Mola Dental, our Invisalign treatment starts from £3000. And to help you spread the cost, we also offer 0% finance payment plans over six, ten and 12 months.
Finding an Invisalign Open Day near you is also a good idea to keep costs down.
At Mola Dental, we run several Invisalign Open Days throughout the year; these days come with exclusive offers and can help you save even more money. Find out when our next Invisalign Open Day is by following us on Instagram.
Try Invisalign for yourself
If you want a brighter and straighter smile that you can be proud of, Invisalign can help. And now that you’ve got a better understanding of Invisalign treatment and how it works, why not try it for yourself at our Sheffield Private Dental Practice?
Get in touch with us to discuss your personalised Invisalign treatment plan and start enjoying your new, beautiful smile.