Is your New Year’s Resolution to address structural problems with your teeth? Perhaps you have widely spaced or misaligned teeth and you’ve been putting off treatment due to the previously limited options in the world of braces? As this is no longer the case, many adults are turning to orthodontic treatment in the form of Invisalign, a removable and discreet series of aligners that put your day-to-day activities and routine first.
No need to amend your diet
More and more of us are following specific diets such as vegetarian, vegan, keto and raw food to name a few. These particular diets encompass many hard foods that would be challenging to break down with fixed braces. As Invisalign aligners can be removed for 2 hours each day (without jeopardising your treatment), you can use this time in which to eat and brush as normal.
Perhaps the most known quality of the Invisalign system is the design of the aligners. Transparent and therefore discreet, the aligners are barely visible, so your friends and family may not even notice you have them. Popular with client-facing professionals, Invisalign aligners can be removed to carry out presentations if you would prefer to speak without them, though if you do choose to keep them in it is unlikely that anyone will notice you are undergoing treatment.
Used with digital impressions
The iTero scanner used in conjunction with Invisalign is a scanner which takes digital scan impressions of your teeth, used to create your aligners. Digital impressions streamline appointments and avoid the need for uncomfortable alginate impressions – you can read about digital impressions in our recent blog ‘The Most Significant Innovations in Dentistry That We’re Embracing Here At St Peter’s Lodge’ to find out more about how they streamline the entire braces process from a patient point of view.
Invisalign are made from SmartTrack® flexible plastic created exclusively for Invisalign. They contain no BPA, BPS, latex or gluten and are smooth with no sharp edges. As opposed to fixed braces which employ brace hardware such as brackets and archwires, Invisalign aligners are removable and therefore hardware-free, optimising comfort for patients.
See what your smile will look like after treatment… before you even start
The digital iTero scanner allows dentists to show patients what their smile will look like post treatment; here at St Peter’s Lodge, we’ve found that those who are a little worried about starting treatment are motivated by knowing what the result will look like.
If you would like more information about Invisalign at St Peter’s Lodge, please do not hesitate to contact us.