Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth in secret

Invisalign clear aligners are an excellent treatment choice for people who want to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without everyone knowing they are having treatment. It is one of the most popular orthodontic options at Trinity Dental in Rothwell, and can be used to correct more extensive issues than cosmetic braces.

straighten-teethIf you are interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, comfortably, and with minimal impact on your lifestyle, Invisalign could be the perfect treatment for you. To find out more, why not join us at our Rothwell clinic for a free, no-obligation consultation?

How it works

Instead of a fixed brace, treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners. They fit snugly over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position, bit by bit, week by week. Your dentist will prescribe you the required number of aligners to suit your situation (which will vary from case to case) and you will need to change your aligner every two weeks as your teeth start to move. At the end of treatment you will have to wear a retainer so that your teeth stay where you should – your dentist will discuss discreet retention options with you.

Benefits of Invisalign treatment

There are several benefits of Invisalign clear aligners when compared with standard fixed braces. First and foremost, of course, is that unlike obvious metal braces, nobody will know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them so.

The aligners fit comfortably but tightly over your teeth, so the untrained eye won’t see them in everyday life.

Another key benefit is the fact the aligners are removable. You need to wear your aligner for between 20 and 22 hours a day so that treatment progresses as planned, but you can take them out to eat and drink. Some musicians who play woodwind or brass prefer to take their aligner out whilst playing, but should replace it straight afterwards.

With Invisalign you need adopt no special dental hygiene techniques; there is no tricky cleaning around fixed braces nor worry about food getting stuck in them. Just pop your aligner out to clean it twice a day, brush and floss your teeth as normal.