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What Is Invisalign?

11th February 2021

What Is Invisalign?

If you’re new to orthodontics, you may not have heard of an impressive, clear brace treatment we offer here in Tunbridge Wells: Invisalign. Our patients love Invisalign braces because they’re simple and easy to use, comfortable to wear, and almost invisible to others. In this post, our dedicated team of dentists will explain a bit more about it and how it could benefit your unique smile.

Virtually invisible

One of Invisalign’s biggest draws is that it’s a clear brace. This means that when you’re wearing it, it’s not obvious to others that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. In fact, most people can’t even tell you have Invisalign on! If you’re self-conscious about your smile or treatment, or you’re hoping to avoid fixed braces which have large metal parts, then Invisalign braces could be the ideal treatment for you. They’re also popular amongst our teen patients, too.

However, our dentists warn that you need to care for your Invisalign properly, to ensure they stay as clear braces! This means soaking them in Invisalign’s special solution and taking them out when eating.

Treats bite problems

Bite problems are extremely common in the world of orthodontics. So much so, that lots of our work involves correcting things such as underbite (jutting-out bottom set) or overbite (overlapping top set). Invisalign braces can also correct a cross bite, open bite and other concerns, such as crowding and gaps.

Our dentists recommend wearing Invisalign’s clear braces for around 22 hours per day to ensure your teeth stay on track. That means wearing overnight, too.

Faster than other options

Invisalign themselves say their braces can be faster at treating wonky smiles than fixed braces. The treatment works incrementally, so your teeth are moved into position over time, which can feel more comfortable on your smile, too.

Invisalign say their treatment can take as little as 12 months, but this does depend on each individual case. Thankfully, the treatment involves scanning of your smile to predict exactly how your teeth will change and how your results will look, so your treatment plan will give an accurate timescale for how long your individual case may take.

Interest-free payments

Our expert dentists think everyone deserves their dream smile, and that cost should never be a barrier to our fantastic treatments. That’s why we’ve partnered with an interest-free credit provider, which allows you to spread the cost of your payments, without paying interest, over a two-year period. Let us know if this is something you’re interested in, and we’ll do the rest!

Book today

We’d love to help you on your journey to a straighter smile. And with Invisalign, the benefits keep on coming – teeth that are not only more uniform, but could improve your oral health, and fix bite problems, too.

Book in with our team here in Tunbridge Wells today with our special virtual consultation, which allows you to talk through the process with our dentists from the comfort of your own home. You’ll even receive a customised video about your treatment!

We look forward to treating you to a straighter, healthier smile very soon.

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