Invisalign vs Normal Braces
There are many advantages to Invisalign and it’s popularity amongst adults and teens is a testament to it’s lifestyle friendly system:
Aesthetic Advantages of Invisalign - The main difference between Invisalign and normal braces is that they are almost undetectable. Whereas traditional braces have metal brackets and fairly protruding attachments, Invisalign braces are like contact lenses for your teeth, with a flush fit, totally clear design.
Practical Benefits of Invisalign – Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable and don’t require constant adjustment or tightening. Although the recommended amount of wear time is 20-22 hours per day, as they are removable and easily replaceable for brushing and eating you can forget they are there.
Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign – Traditional orthodontic appliances often trap food particles and make it difficult to properly clean your teeth. As you can easily remove Invisalign they have no impact on your oral health routine. In fact, most wearers feel they improve their healthcare routine by brushing and/or flossing more often, and make healthier food and drink choices despite there being no restrictions on what you can consume.
Dr Nathwani has achieved the coveted "Diamond" status for Invisalign providers, making him one of an elite few in Europe to attain this. With almost 1,000 cases treated and recent publication in the UKs largest dental journal, he is respected as a leader in this field.
Currently, some very well known faces in TV and Sport are being treated by Dr Nathwani, it is essential for the treatment to be discrete and not affect their speech:
“I have appeared on national TV and commentated at major sporting events without anyone knowing I was wearing my Invisalign aligners. Clear speech is vital to my career as a broadcaster and so it was vital to me that my diction was not affected in any way by my treatment”
What is Invisalign?
A better smile can change everything, your confidence, moods and interactions.
With Invisalign, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all and no one has to know you’re wearing them.
With over 2.5 million patients treated worldwide including Gisele Bundchen, Eva Longoria and Tom Cruise, Invisalign is widely recognised as the most discrete and lifestyle friendly way to get that perfect smile.
The treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that are changed at home every 2 weeks, incrementally moving your teeth. As they are easily removable, they can be taken out for brushing and eating, unlike traditional braces that are difficult to clean and maintain.
The braces are as invisible on teeth as contact lenses are on eyes, and as easy to take in and out as removing a pair of gloves.
The Treatment Process:
Time to enjoy your completed smile! As with all orthodontic treatments, it is important to retain the current positioning of the teeth.
You receive your braces within 3weeks of sending off your impressions and come into the practice to collect these and try them on
We send your impressions off to Invisalign who create a video simulation of how your teeth will look at each stage.
Your first visit will establish your desired outcome, anticipated result and suitability for the treatment.
By this point you should be feeling changes in your smile. You change your braces every 2 weeks and remove the aligners for meals and brushing.
Months 7 to Completion
You are likely to be completing your treatment soon and hardly anyone should be able to see you are wearing them but your smile should noticeably be improving.