Many adults would love to straighten their crooked teeth, but the thought of having to wear metal braces for two years or longer often keeps them from getting their dream smile. Or if they do receive metal braces, they feel unconfident during the entire treatment and hide their mouth behind their hands while talking to other people and smiling.
But what if we told you that there’s a much easier and convenient way to straighten crooked teeth than wearing metal braces for years?
Yes, it’s true! Invisalign® is the world’s most advanced clear aligner system that offers a completely digitized experience of improving your smile’s appearance. And the Invisalign® treatment is also now available here at Dentum.
How does it work?
Invisalign® uses a series of clear, near-invisible aligners to move your teeth into the desired position. At each stage of the journey, your aligners are shaped slightly differently to gradually achieve your confident smile.
In this blog post, we showcase 7 facts about the Invisalign treatment that will make you want to start your orthodontic treatment as soon as possible!
1. Cutting-edge technology
Invisalign® stands for innovation and digital transformation in dentistry and the field of orthodontics. From day one, when you receive your computerized treatment plan to the day when you get your personalized set of clear aligners, every step of the process is characterized by cutting-edge technology.
Invisalign® is the world’s largest user of state-of-the-art 3D printing technology that is used to produce highly accurate, customized aligners. The aligners are made from a medical-grade thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign system, called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack’s flexible material makes aligners more comfortable and easier to insert and remove.
2. No compromises in your everyday life
Contrary to metal braces, you don’t need to wear the Invisalign® clear aligners 24/7, but at least 20-22 hours daily. That might sound a lot but it also means that you can eat and drink whatever you like, as you can simply take out the aligners for your meal, clean your teeth and put them back in. Wearing metal braces often means avoiding crunchy, sticky or chewy foods, like pizza crusts, raw vegetables and fruit, bread, meat, burgers and sandwiches. With Invisalign, you don’t have to restrict yourself on your favourite foods.
3. No need for regular check-ups
One of the perks of the Invisalign® treatment for busy adults is that there’s no need for regular monthly visits to your orthodontist's office for optimizing your therapy and cleaning. With Invisalign®, you will receive your entire set of custom made clear aligners at the beginning of your therapy and change them on your own, according to your therapy plan.
4. Almost invisible
Many people give up on their dream of a perfect smile because they think it would make them look unprofessional in their job if they wear metal braces. Or they simply don’t want to wear metal braces for other aesthetic reasons. Whatever aesthetic reason is holding you back from getting an orthodontic treatment done, Invisalign® is the answer. The aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice when you’re wearing them.
5. You can see your new smile before you even get started
As opposed to braces, the Invisalign® treatment let’s you know exactly what to expect. On your first Invisalign appointment, a fully computerized treatment plan will be created for you. This enables you to see and understand every step of your treatment journey, how long it will last and what the final result will be. With metal braces you can never be sure how long the treatment will last as there’s a lot of trial and error involved in moving your teeth into the desired position.
6. Maintain your oral hygiene routine
As you can remove the aligners whenever you need to, you don’t need to get used to new and complicated ways of cleaning your teeth as when you wear brackets. No need for complicated oral irrigation systems or interdental cleaners. Just remove the aligners, brush your teeth as you would normally do, floss, clean the aligners and put them back on.
7. Shorter treatment time
The innovative technology behind the Invisalign® clear aligners enables shorter treatment times than with metal braces. On average, the treatment takes about one year, whereas with braces it could take many years to straighten your teeth.
To keep it short and simple, the Invisalign treatment enables you a faster, more comfortable and aesthetically more pleasing orthodontic treatment. Now all you have to do is to contact us to get the smile you’ve always wanted!