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Everything you need to know about Invisalign

Everyone dreams of having a picture-perfect smile. However, a lot of people are born with crooked teeth, large gaps and crowding, which is why braces have been used for centuries to align teeth. If you are interested in Invisalign in Shepperton, you'll need to consult your dentist first to ensure it's the right method for you. Invisalign in Shepperton is a simple and easy method of straightening your teeth, closing your gaps and fixing crowding. Though Invisalign in Shepperton can be costly, it’s an often preferred and more appropriate method of teeth alignment, let us tell you why.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an advanced and more discreet way of straightening your teeth. Unlike classic braces which sometimes appear heavy and very noticeable, these are custom-made, clear moulds which are almost invisible when placed over teeth. Over time, these moulds will slowly manipulate your teeth into a straighter position, without the use of traditional materials.

How do I get them?

In some cases, traditional braces will be recommended for extreme cases of re-shaping, but generally, invisible braces work just as well. Once your dentist has assessed you and determined that this method is suitable for you, a mould of your teeth will be taken, and your braces created.

Do they look the same as traditional braces?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is almost completely clear and unnoticeable. For many adults and teenagers who would prefer a more discreet method of straightening, many have argued that Invisalign can be more aesthetically pleasing if you’re particularly conscious of metal braces.

Are they comfortable?

Invisible braces are made from a very soft and durable plastic that slots comfortably over the teeth. This being the case, some people report minor discomfort in the beginning, but generally, clear braces are considered extremely comfortable.

Can you take them off?

Yes - invisible braces can be worn or removed if and when it is convenient for you. When you want to eat or have a special event that you need to attend, Invisalign braces are there to be worn at a time that suits you best, though your dentist would recommend wearing them for at least 22 hours a day to get the best results.

How long do I have to wear them for?

Everyone is unique, therefore every case will differ from person to person. Typically, most people are told to wear their braces from six to twelve months, but this can differ depending on the shape of your teeth. Dentists will create different moulds for the different stages of your alignment, ensuring the best possible outcome for each and every patient.

Investing in invisible braces could be the answer you have been searching for. An imperfect smile can have a tremendous impact on your confidence, which is why we are here to offer you a comfortable, convenient and efficient way to change that. If you would like to enquire about your suitability for Invisalign braces, contact us at a time that suits you and we would be happy to book you in for your consultation with one of our experienced dentists.