Do you want straighter teeth without having to bear the stigma and discomfort of wire and metal braces? With Invisalign from a dentist in London, you can have precisely that! Millions of people of all ages — mature teens and adults alike — are choosing Invisalign to achieve their goal of saying goodbye to crooked teeth. Why do so many people choose Invisalign? Here are six of the most common reasons that people choose Invisalign over all their other options for achieving straighter teeth.
We know that when you think of braces you can’t help but picture “train tracks.” But try and put that image out of your mind. Invisalign renders those images obsolete and irrelevant. Invisalign straightens your teeth using clear, thermoplastic aligners. During your entire Invisalign treatment plan, you won’t have to tolerate a single metal wire or bracket on your teeth. The stigma that so many people faced for so long while wearing metal braces has been vanquished. Invisalign’s aligners are practically invisible to outside observers.
Once metal braces are attached to your teeth, you’re stuck with them for years until your orthodontic work is done. Every picture, every date, every kiss, every special occasion, and every job interview will feature those braces… not to mention every meal! If you opt for Invisalign in London, you’ll have a very different experience. You can remove your aligners when you need to, as long as you wear them for 20 to 22 hours every day to keep your treatment plan moving. And you’ll always remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Thanks to advances in digital photography, dental imaging, and computer simulations, your treatment plan will include careful and step-by-step projections of every step in your transition toward straight teeth. You’ll know from the outset what your final result will look like, and you’ll leave your dentist’s office with a precise schedule of when you’ll switch from one aligner to the next as you get closer to your goal.
With metal braces, every follow-up appointment at your dentist involves removing and adjusting the wire and metal components of the braces. A dentist near you will often remove all the wires so that they can clean your teeth, before making any necessary repairs and then re-placing those wires.
During your Invisalign treatment plan, you’ll attend appointments with your dentist in London, but your appointments will be very different from the ones described above. With Invisalign, there are no wires to adjust, remove, repair, and replace. Your dentist won’t need to remove your braces to clean your teeth, as we’ll explain. Your appointments will be shorter, easier, and more convenient.
Why do dentists remove metal wires to clean your teeth during traditional orthodontic treatment? Because those metal wires and braces tend to get clogged up with food particles. Brushing those particles away from your braces is very difficult.
By eliminating those wires and braces, Invisalign has eliminated these problems with keeping your teeth clean. You’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth as if you weren’t wearing braces because you won’t be. You’re able to remove your aligners to brush and floss without any interference. This will keep your teeth and gums cleaner, your breath fresher, and your smile more confident.
There’s an inherent risk to walking around with an arrangement of metal wires and brackets between and cemented to your teeth. Those wires and brackets poke and protrude against your gums and cheeks, where you may experience abrasions, irritation, and soreness. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign near you eliminates all that discomfort. Your aligners will fit snug against your teeth without any sharp edges or protrusions against the soft tissues in your mouth.
Are you ready for straighter teeth without the stigma of braces? All you need to do now is contact a dentist in London and ask to make an appointment for an assessment to confirm that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. The team at Maple Ridge Family Dental will answer all your questions and help you develop the right plan for perfecting your smile.