When many of us think of teeth straightening our minds probably cast back to the train track braces that we were given at school. There were functional – they did the job, but they would never win any awards for beauty or subtlety. So, what happens if you didn’t opt for teeth straightening as a child and you now wish you had? Or your teeth have moved as you have got older and are now looking overcrowded or protruding? As an adult, the idea of steel braces doesn’t necessarily sound very appealing – however, there is a much more discrete option which has proven to be extremely popular.
Invisalign uses a series of aligners that are created to fit over your teeth. They are not attached in the same way traditional braces used to be, they slide in and out as you wish. If this sounds like the kind of thing you have been looking for, here at CK Dental we outline answers to some of the most common questions.
Invisalign FAQs: How are they made?
These clever aligners are made using 3D computer modelling, which scans your mouth and produces a bespoke fit.
Invisalign FAQs: How long do you need to wear them for?
Typically, you should expect to wear Invisalign braces for between nine and 18 months, although depending on the complexity of the work they need to do, in some rare cases they could be needed for up to three years. The time it takes Invisalign to work is very similar to traditional braces as the theory is essentially the same.
Invisalign FAQs: How long do you wear them each day?
Although you can take them in and out, it is recommended that you keep your aligners in for as much of the day as possible. They will work most effectively if they are kept in for as much of the day and night as you can manage. You need to take them out when eating and drinking, but if you can keep them in for 22 out of each 24-hour period, you’re doing well.
Invisalign FAQs: How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost is largely comparable to the traditional braces that are also still available – and are in fact more discrete than they used to be. Costs range from around £2,500 to £5,500, depending on what needs doing.
Invisalign FAQs: How can I be sure that I can trust Invisalign?
The concept has been in development for over two decades, and it has been growing in popularity over that time. It is reported that over 8 million people globally have benefited from this treatment, so it is definitely not in its infancy.
Invisalign FAQs: Can I make an appointment to learn more?
Yes of course! Come and talk to the team here at CK Dental in Bristol and we can help get you started on your Invisalign journey. Call 0117 905 9866 to arrange your Invisalign appointment.