Show off your smile, not your braces.
So far over 480,000 patients worldwide have more reasons to smile –thanks to Invisalign®.
Nothing is as important as a genuine and heartfelt smile. Whether in your professional life or when you are out socialising, an attractive smile can make you feel happier and more relaxed – as well as making the right impression!
If you’ve ever thought about how improving your smile could help you to feel more confident, Invisalign might be for you.
With the Invisalign technique you can have the smile you always wanted, without traditional, metal braces.
Your treatment is nearly invisible, almost no-one will be able to tell you are wearing Invisalign. You can smile more during as well as after your treatment and because you can remove Invisalign you can eat and drink what you like.
Invisalign® Clinically Effective
More than 10,000 orthodontists are prescribing Invisalign® as an innovative treatment for straightening teeth. In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign® offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment
No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with our treatment software
Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
Predictable treatment, as Invisalign® is planned in advance your Orthodontist can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished
Enquire with us below to see whether Invisalign® is the best treatment for you.
Invisalign vs Metal Braces
Most orthodontists know that the Invisalign braces technology is better for their patients than traditional metal braces, which is why they are investing in the training to make the Invisalign braces technology available to their patients.
Top 5 reasons why Invisalign works better
1. More Aesthetically Pleasing
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign clear braces is that they offer you the most aesthetically pleasing way to straighten your teeth.
With traditional metal-wire braces you walk around letting other people know that you are in the process of straightening your teeth. Everyone can see your wire braces and this can easily lead to some embarrassing and uncomfortable moments.
Metal wires in traditional braces can be the decisive factor in an adult’s decision to straighten their teeth. Who would want to walk into a business meeting and try to give a presentation with a mouth full of metal?
With Invisalign clear braces you can straighten your teeth and no one will even have to know.
2. More Comfortable
Invisalign clear braces are made with soft plastic trays which are much more comfortable to wear than traditional metal-wire braces.
Wire braces have a tendency to snag in the mouth and tear the soft tissues in the cheeks and lips which can be very uncomfortable and painful. Traditional braces can also be painful in the way that they straighten the teeth. Metal braces work by applying pressure to the teeth to gradually shift them into place.
Invisalign, however, uses a series of plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into place, requiring less pressure in the trays than wire braces.
3. Easier to Keep Clean
Traditional wire braces are wired into the patient’s mouth. Therefore, they cannot be removed and must be cleaned around. This can cause inadequate cleaning of the teeth which may lead to poor oral hygiene. The inability to clean the metal braces can also be uncomfortable for the patient.
With Invisalign clear braces you can clean your trays and your own teeth for a clean mouth feeling without any hassle, just as if you weren’t undergoing treatment at all.
4. No Food Restrictions
With traditional metal braces, you have to restrict your diet so that you don’t chew any foods that may harm or get stuck in the metal.
Gum and similar sticky foods are not allowed with traditional braces because they can permanently get stuck to the apparatus. Hard to chew foods are also usually restricted because they can damage the metal wires.
With Invisalign you can remove the plastic trays while you eat, so there’s no fear that you may damage the trays or that you may get anything stuck to the trays. You can straighten your teeth without having to worry about not eating the foods you love.
5. Faster Results
Invisalign system’s results are faster than traditional metal braces. Metal braces can take an average of almost 36 months for the treatment to get done. And that’s not even the longest that braces may take. Some metal braces can even take up to eight years to straighten your teeth! With Invisalign the treatment takes just about one year at least and eighteen months at the most. Invisalign clear braces are approximately eighteen times faster at the longest treatment length.
Do’s & Dont’s
In our experience by following these do’s and dont’s you will help treatment go well and achieve the best possible result from your Invisalign® treatment.
- DO wear your aligners 22 out of 24 hours a day, every day.
- DO change aligners after exactly 14 days. You can wear your aligners for longer than 14 days if they still feel tight. Aligners can feel loose before 14 days but do NOT move onto the next set or your teeth won’t keep up.
- DO use ‘Chewies’ every time when putting your aligners in.
- DO change into your new aligners before bed, this means you can sleep through the first hours of wear (when the new aligner is tightest).
- DO try to just drink cold water rather than juices or soft drinks. This keeps the aligners cleaner and prevents damage to the teeth.
- DO keep your aligners in their case when eating or brushing your teeth to prevent loss or damage.
- DON’T skip aligners!
- DON’T throw any aligners away!! Keep your old ones in a safe place in case you ever lose your current aligner.
- DON’T take aligners out other than to eat, brush/floss your teeth or for hot/sugary drinks.
We allow our patients to pay for their treatment in manageable installments on an interest free basis.
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4 Victoria Rd, Shipley BD18 3LA