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What to know before choosing Invisalign

Invisalign Warrington

Invisalign is an incredibly popular option for those looking to enhance their smiles and make them straighter, and we can understand why!

The benefits of Invisalign in Warrington are plentiful, but there are also some things you should know before considering this treatment that will help you to know exactly what to expect.

First of all, what is Invisalign?

Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth through a series of clear aligners. It does this by slowly applying pressure to each individual teeth to get it to the desired place, but unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is practically invisible, and it can be taken out during mealtimes and when brushing your teeth.

The benefits of Invisalign are plentiful, and include:

What else do you need to know about Invisalign?

Although the benefits far outweigh any negatives, it’s still important to have a clear idea of exactly what to expect before opting for Invisalign in Warrington. Here are some things to consider:

You’re likely to experience some discomfort

Invisalign is commonly advertised as a pain-free solution to wonky teeth, but this isn’t exactly true. Whilst it’s absolutely the case that Invisalign is a much gentler way to move your teeth when compared to traditional braces, it is still applying pressure to the teeth, which will cause some discomfort. That said, this discomfort should be easy to treat with painkillers like Paracetamol and shouldn’t last much longer than a week after getting your aligners placed.

They require a lot of maintenance

Just because you can remove your Invisalign aligners during mealtimes, that doesn’t mean they don’t need just as much hygiene maintenance. When you eat, food particles tend to get stuck between teeth, so if you’re placing your aligners back in immediately then these bits of food will be stuck between your teeth and the braces. It is therefore important that you brush your teeth after every meal, before replacing your Invisalign.

Your teeth may feel loose

Invisalign applies constant pressure on your teeth in order to get them to the desired position, so in order to achieve this they will naturally need to be a bit loose. So, if you feel like your teeth are loose when the aligners are out, don’t worry – this is normal.

Mealtimes may be shorter!

It is recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day in order to get the desired results, so you may find that you’re eating your meals much quicker than normal in order to fit all your food into the short window you have without your aligners.

It may affect your speech

This is a common side effect of most types of braces, and this is unfortunately unavoidable for most people who opt for Invisalign too. However, it’s worth noting that as you adjust and get used to your aligners, this slight lisp will go. 

Although these issues are very minor in the grand scheme of things, it’s still helpful to know everything, as this will help you to decide whether Invisalign is the best option for you. At Dental Solutions, you can book an initial consultation to talk through the pros and cons of this treatment, as well as discuss the cost.

Is Invisalign right for you?

There’s a reason why Invisalign is so popular, not only can it totally transform your teeth in a much shorter window, but nobody ever even need know you’re having anything done! So, if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, why not consider Invisalign in Warrington? Find out more by getting in touch with Dental Solutions on 01925 756565, or email at smile@gavinismydentist.com

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