Invisalign is a versatile teeth straightening treatment that was the first to break the mould of traditional train-track braces with the use of it's clear aligner system. It's gone on to become one of the most popular teeth straightening systems world-wide and we're not surprised as the benefits of Invisalign are clear for all to see.
Straighten Your Teeth Without Anyone Knowing
Yes, you read that correctly! Quite possibly the biggest obstacle for people not getting their teeth straightened is the fear of looking like Jaws from James Bond. Invisalign sought to solve this problem and did find quite an elegant solution. They created clear, almost invisible to the eye aligners that do not need to be permanently fixed to your teeth. You can literally have a conversation with someone face-to-face and they'd have no idea that you were wearing the aligners.
Things have changed a lot since the old times of sparkly metal train-track monstrosities, that's for sure. And so, other straightening systems have also worked to make their braces more discreet. Six Month Smiles, for example, still use a fixed brace but make the brackets clear and the wires tooth coloured, thus minimising the appearance.
It is hard to compete with the stealthy nature of Invisalign's aligners though and that is one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment.
Don't Want to Give Up Sticky Foods? No matter.
Another benefit of Invisalign is it's ability to leave the dinner menu untouched. With most fixed braces, eating sticky foods or very hard foods can cause issues due to the brackets coming loose or getting jammed with last nights sticky toffee pudding. However, with Invisalign, the aligners are completely removable. That means you can take them out (in fact, you have to) at meal times, munch on your favourite delights, give your teeth a clean and pop the aligners right back in!
Get a Sneak Preview of Your Future Smile
Invisalign offers a fantastic 3D imaging device called the Itero. This scanner enables your dentist to get a full 3D representation of your teeth and then develop a plan as to how each of your teeth will move as your progress through treatment. This is all done before you even start your Invisalign journey and so you do get the chance to see how your smile is going to look by the end.
If you don't like what you see (we doubt it) then you can pull the plug and say no or work with the dentist to adjust your expectations and potentially move to another treatment option that will get you the results you desire.
Have a Special Event and Want to be Brace-less?
As Invisalign is 100% removable in a matter of seconds, you can totally pop them out if you have a photoshoot or some very special occasion to attend. That being said, it is recommended to keep them in and working at straightening your teeth as much as possible. Otherwise you could fall off track and your dentist may be looking at you, eyebrows raised... nobody wants that!
This benefit of Invisalign is up for debate though. We often say that if you feel you will be too easily tempted to take out your aligners at any old moment then your treatment will be hindered too much. In this case you may be better off going for a fixed brace alternative and leave fate in your own hands.
We talk about this as we compare the two top teeth straightening treatments in pitting Invisalign against Six Month Smiles. Take a look and see which option you are best suited too!
Invisalign Makes it Easier to Keep Your Mouth Healthy
A final but very important benefit of Invisalign is the fact that you can still brush and floss just as much as you could before you started treatment. One issue with fixed braces is that you can't quite get into all of the areas between your teeth and around the wires unless you take real care and time. But, let's face it, most people may keep this up for a week and then simplify the regimen. On the other hand, as Invisalign should be removed for cleaning the teeth, you can get right into all of the crevices that you always have - nothing changed.
So there you have it, the very best benefits of Invisalign treatment. Feel free to book in for a FREE consultation at Bamboo - we'd love to help transform your smile (in secret, of course).