Braces are fantastic for realigning your teeth, whatever age you are and so if this is something you are looking into, you should definitely consider Invisalign braces. There are so many reasons why these new ‘invisible’ braces are being used by people of all ages, far more than traditional ones and you can even get Invisalign braces for kids.
To find out everything you need to know about Invisalign braces read our guide below, that will answer all the questions you have about these cutting age new braces, in 2021.
What Are Invisalign Braces?
These new kinds of braces have the same core aim and function of the traditional braces that we are used to, but they have certain benefits as they use new methods and technology to improve your smile.
Essentially, they are made from blended plastic, rather than pieces of metal and wire and site over your teeth. They don’t need anything to hold them in place, you can simply put them in and take them out whenever you want to.
How Does Invisalign Work?
These braces are created by taking a custom mould of your teeth, so each one is tailored to you. Every 6 to 8 weeks you will visit your dentist or orthodontist again and they will give you another brace and over time, this process will gradually adjust your teeth, making them straighter and more aligned.
It is advised that you wear these braces for 22 hours in the day and take them out when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. So, you can wear them overnight and during the day.
Each new brace you receive from your dentist will be slightly different from the last. These will create comfortable micro-adjustments for your teeth by adding a bit of pressure and gradually over time, you will have a perfectly aligned smile.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Braces?
Invisalign braces offer many different benefits that traditional braces just don’t provide. Here are some of the reasons why these braces are becoming more favourable:
- They’re invisible: Invisalign is see-through, meaning no one will even know you’re wearing them, making them very discrete.
- Less painful: although these may take a day or two to get used to, many people report less pain. Unlike traditional braces which you can keep in your mouth for years, getting a new brace every 6 to 8 weeks, means they are often more precise.
- Easier to use: all you need to do is pop this in and take them out. Bits of food won’t get stuck in them and parts won’t fall off, like other braces.
- Quick to clean: although you don’t eat with these in, if you do need to clean them, you can take the braces out at any time and do so. Nothing will get stuck in between them and no cleaning utensils are required.
Why Are They Better Than Traditional Braces?
The technology that Invisalign braces use is much more up-to-date than the methods that traditional braces have been using. Gradually adjusting the mould of your braces over periods of time has seen fantastic results, with less pain and discomfort for those that are wearing them.
Many people also find braces are not aesthetically pleasing, especially when you’re a teenager or an adult, so having invisible braces makes the whole process a lot easier. While many people can have traditional braces for many years before they see the desired results, the Invisalign method is quick to see results and has a very attentive approach to patients.
How Much Do They Cost?
The fees for Invisalign treatment will vary depending on your own individual situation. This means that depending on how much your teeth need realigning and how complex the teeth realignment will be, will determine the average cost of Invisalign aligners.
To find out more about Invisalign braces or to receive a quote, contact us, to find out how we can help.