Invisalign in Glasgow

Invisalign – what are the facts?

These clear braces will bring your teeth into alignment using a set of custom-made clear aligners. Invisalign in Glasgow is a fantastic way to a beautiful smile. Your aligners should be worn 20 hours a day for the duration of your treatment. The average treatment time for Invisalign takes 13.5 months, but of course varies depending on the complexity of your teeth movement plan. Your aligner should be removed for brushing, flossing and eating. Once your treatment has concluded, you are advised to wear a retainer indefinitely.

Treatment process

Treatment with Invisalign in Glasgow begins creating a 3D digital image of your teeth using a hand-held scanner. A treatment plan will then be written for your Invisalign course. You will receive a set of different aligners. Each to be worn one after the other for periods of around two weeks. Each aligner will complete a stage between your current and desired tooth positions.

Advantages over traditional metal braces

Opting for Invisalign in Glasgow will straighten crooked or crowded teeth, as well as close gaps and adjust overbites. Yes, this process can also be done with traditional metal braces, but Invisalign has the distinct advantage of being discreet and much more comfortable. The custom-made plastic aligners are smooth and will not hurt your gums or damage your teeth when fitted properly and kept clean.

How will the aligners feel?

At the beginning, your teeth will undergo an adjustment period and the aligners may feel uncomfortable at first. Some patients may find that their speech is a little different. Throughout the treatment you will understandably feel pressure on your teeth as this is how the braces work. If at any time they are too painful, over-the-counter painkillers will help until you adjust to the feeling.

Find out if Invisalign is for you

The best way to find out if Invisalign in Glasgow is the correct treatment for you is to contact us for a consultation. All our staff are experienced in the range of braces we can offer you and your alignment issues will be carefully assessed before any treatment plan is issued. Drop us a line for more information.