30th June 2017

Is Invisalign Right For Me? Frequently asked questions about clear braces

You’ve searched through every teeth straightening option and you’re liking the sound of our Invisalign treatment in Stourbridge, but you’re just not fully sure whether it’s the right treatment for you. You’re thinking; Will it be able to fix my crooked front teeth? Will you be able to tell I’m wearing it? Let us help you decide by giving you everything you need to know about our Invisalign braces in Stourbridge.

What Age Group Is Invisalign For?

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has been associated with teenagers; however dental misalignment effects a large proportion of adults. 66% of adult patients are 26-40yrs, and an additional 22% are 41-55. Due to Invisalign’s discreet nature and effective results, clear braces are a popular choice for patients looking to achieve a beautiful smile without compromising their appearance during treatment.

Despite popularity amongst adults, Invisalign is just as effective for teenagers. Your son or daughter could find fixed braces more painful and prominent, effecting their self-esteem and social skills. Invisalign Teen is a fantastic choice for young people wanting to revamp their smile and improve their confidence. Any age above 13 will be considered for Invisalign, dependent on teeth present, and whether they have fully developed.

What Kind of Misalignment Can Invisalign Resolve?

Invisalign is a reliable solution to a variety of misalignment issues. The most common reasons for Invisalign treatment include:

  • Gaps in between teeth, including front teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Sticking out front teeth
  • Crooked front teeth

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

There are some treatments that are faster than Invisalign however they are not as effective and can involve the use of visible springs and painful metal brackets and wires which can graze gums and cause irritation. If you’re looking to transform your smile inconspicuously, Invisalign is the perfect choice – with treatments lasting between 9-12 months on average (dependent on the severity of misalignment and other factors).

Will Invisalign Suit My Lifestyle?

Invisalign clear braces are detachable and easy to care for, creating minimal disruption to your lifestyle. We recommend wearing your Invisalign for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and removing them for meal times, drinking, and brushing. However if you have a special event, occasionally you are welcome to remove them if they are put back in afterwards. A recommended time frame of 22 hours is advised for wearing your Invisalign so that you can get the incredible results that you deserve.

If you’re looking to transform your smile with Invisalign in Stourbridge, why not contact our friendly team at Lion Dental Centre, who will be happy to provide you with more information or book you in for a consultation today?

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