If you have been thinking about getting your teeth straightened and done any research into what kind of braces are available, you may have come across clear aligners such as Invisalign. You may have heard all kind of fantastic claims about what these braces can do, but here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, we like to err on the side of caution when it comes to Invisalign.
Invisalign is, without doubt, a great treatment and we recommend it to many of our patients. However, we prefer to use it for mild misalignments of the teeth and simple treatments only. We feel that this is where it does its best work.
Deciding on Invisalign in Glasgow
How do you know what kind of treatment you need? The first step is to come into the surgery for a free consultation. We can talk you through what kind of treatments are on offer, and timescales and costs.
We can also book you in for an assessment with one of our experienced dentists. They will check your teeth and jaw and see what kind of correction, if any, you need. This may include taking x-rays and 3D images of your teeth.
If your teeth are crooked or protruding or you need a simple bite correction in Glasgow, Invisalign could work for you. And there are great advantages to having treatment with this kind of brace.
Benefits of Invisalign in Glasgow
Invisalign aligners are clear so no one will know you are wearing them. Great if you have a public-facing job or already feel self-conscious about your smile. They are removable so you take them out for eating and drinking anything but plain water. No issue with food getting stuck or difficulty in cleaning your teeth. And because they work on simpler misalignments, treatment time is faster than for traditional braces: 6-18 months.
The aligners are also custom-made using 3D technology. Your dentist will create a digital treatment plan at your initial assessment, which means you can see how your teeth will look by the end of the treatment, before it even starts. And because they are uniquely contoured to fit your mouth, they don’t make your gums sore.