Is Invisalign right for me?

Is Invisalign right for me?
Wayside Dental Practice
18, Jun 2021

It’s at this time of year when the sun’s out and thoughts are turning to fun weekends, nights out and holidays, we tend to see an uptick in enquiries about cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign. The summer of 2021 is building up to be a real explosion of joy as friends and family start to meet up again after so long in lockdown and this excitement seems to be driving a lot of people to decide this is the year when they’re going to finally do something about their teeth and smile. If you’re sick and tired of hiding your mouth in photos, not letting go when someone takes a group selfie or dreading your next catch-up on zoom, then it’s safe to say the state of your teeth and smile is actually stopping your true personality from shining! The good news is, if you want to straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly so you have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime, Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden has the solution.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Invisalign looks sleek, cool & seemless

In terms of what’s the best aesthetic option for straight teeth it’s hard to ignore the fact traditional fixed braces are made of metal. There are great orthodontic options to straighten teeth but most patients will agree they’re more unsightly than Invisalign aligners which are clear and virtually invisible. The trays used to help straighten patients teeth are made of a clear, custom-made thermoplastic material and they’re simply hard to notice when you’ve got them on. It’s not unusual for patients to tell our Invisalign dentists in Harpenden that friends and family never even knew they wore Invisalign aligners throughout their entire treatment.

If discretion is important to you and you’d prefer to get your teeth straightened without others knowing, Invisalign braces are, undoubtedly, the way to go

Invisalign is more comfortable than braces

Invisalign trays are custom-fitted to your teeth and mouth and as they’re made of smooth plastic there’s no chance of cutting your gums while wearing them. Of course, both teeth-straightening methods, Invisalign and traditional braces, involve applied pressure to existing teeth so, over time, they move into the desired position. This inevitably causes some discomfort as moving any solid, fixed structure will necessarily involve movement of the surrounding areas. However, Invisalign trays exert gentler pressure compared to metal braces, which ultimately makes them a more comfortable brace option.

Take your Invisalign trays out when you need to

The general rule for braces is if you want the quickest option for teeth straightening you need to keep your Invisalign aligners in your mouth for as long as possible. However, we appreciate “real” life can sometimes interfere with even the best laid plans. For example, you’ll want to clean your teeth after meals and floss before you go to bed and the beauty of Invisalign is you can remove the trays quickly and easily and maintain your usual dental hygiene regime. Traditional braces can present problems when you’re cleaning your teeth, especially when some food particles get stuck in the metal.

You can eat anything with Invisalign aligners

Talking of meals and real life, it’s a major benefit to be able to live as “normal” a life as possible while you wait for your new beautiful smile to form. Eating with traditional metal braces is not always the easiest part of teeth straightening to manage. Food particles often get stuck in the metal wires and brackets which is why there are certain food types that you can’t eat when you’re wearing metal braces. Chewy and sticky food is a major no-no so avoid your Friday night takeaway if possible, and also hard, crunchy food can damage the wires and brackets of your braces.

If you’d prefer not to limit your diet while wearing braces then Invisalign is the best option. Your ability to remove Invisalign trays means you can eat what you want when you want. You can also clean your teeth and clean your Invisalign trays after meals which means at the end of your treatment your teeth will be in great condition.

How Does Invisalign Work?How does Invisalign® work?

We develop a computer model of your treatment.

Invisalign® make a series of custom-made aligners. Each clear aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. You wear each aligner for two weeks, before moving on to the next in the series.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average treatment time will be nine to fifteen months.

At Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we’ll see you for a progress review every few weeks during which you receive your new aligners. Each aligner will move your teeth little by little, week by week, until they reach the desired position.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The final price will depend on how severe your teeth alignment problems are, as well as the number of trays that you may have to use throughout the Invisalign treatment process.With this in mind we’ve introduced Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Express – see the link to how much does Invisalign cost.

Typically Invisalign fees are£2750 to £4750 and we also offer dental finance making Invisalign affordable to almost anyone looking for a new smile.

Contact Us Today

We have many years experience fitting Invisalign for dental patients in Harpenden, St Albans, Hertfordshire and beyond and we’ll adviseyou on the best option for your cosmetic dental needs.Why not contact us so we can discuss all your needs and answer all your questions and concerns so you make the right choice about your new smile- cosmetic consultations are free.

To book an appointment or to know more about our services, please call
01582 712 470 or email us at practicemanager@waysidedental.co.uk

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