Why Choose Invisalign
Invisalign is frequently used at Sparkle Dental to help our patient’s achieve their healthier straighter smiles because it is effective and fits in well with most of our patient’s lifestyles, but there are 3 important benefits in choosing this system.
These relate to Invisalign comparing favourably to traditional metal braces, increase comfort and convenience and very importantly the benefit to oral healthy during and after treatment.
1. Advantages of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces.
For most people, the major advantage of Invisalign compared to fixed braces is the virtual invisibility of the aligners. No one needs to know that you are straightening your teeth.
Both Invisalign and traditional braces can treat a wide variety of cases including incorrectly spaced teeth, overcrowding, underbites and overbites. Both systems can offer excellent results in straightening teeth and the cost is similar.
People who are suitable for Invisalign will find it offers a number of significant advantages compared to traditional braces including
Aligners are removable so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Your treatment plan is clearly defined from start to finish. You can visualise the anticipated series of movements and final outcome before you even begin treatment in an animation using the unique Clincheck software.
2. Comfort and Convenience
Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and many people will forget they are there. Benefits include:
No sharp elements that could dig in the mouth
Removable for eating there is no chance of getting any annoying or embarrassing pieces of food trapped in them
Easy to keep clean and fresh as they simply need to be brushed gently and rinsed
Removable for special events, although not too often as this could prolong treatment.
Treatment is quick, and can take less time than traditional fixed orthodontic appliances
Patients are provided with several sets of aligners, so there is no need to return to Sparkle Dental too frequently for check-ups
There are no parts which can break, snap or fall off
3. Improved Oral Health During and After Treatment
Invisalign aligners are super-easy to keep clean during treatment. The fact they are not worn when eating means there is no risk of food building up on their surfaces. There are no intricate nooks and crannies that could easily trap food, increasing the risk of bad breath and oral diseases such as tooth decay or gum disease. The lack of brackets fixed to the teeth means patients are not at risk of being left with stained teeth once treatment is completed.
Having teeth that are correctly aligned can lead to a myriad of benefits that are far more than merely cosmetic.
Better gum health. One of the most important is that gum health is likely to improve. Patients with crowded teeth often find it difficult or impossible to floss properly, allowing plaque to build up in the mouth, increasing the risk of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious and prevalent condition that can affect general health, and good oral hygiene is essential in its prevention.
Improved tooth function. Teeth that meet together correctly are able to function properly. This means biting forces will be more evenly distributed, lessening the chances that teeth will chip or fracture, or that they will develop abnormal wear patterns that require restorative treatment. In addition less stress will be placed on the temporomandibular joint, the large joint responsible for opening and shutting your mouth, and for moving it from side to side. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can be painful, creating many unpleasant symptoms including facial pain and headaches, and the worst cases may require surgery.
Improved eating and speech. Teeth that bite together correctly make it much easier to eat properly, and to enjoy a wider range of foods. Orthodontic treatment can sometimes improve speech, for example by helping to correct lisps.