15th August 2016
What are the differences between all the Invisalign kits?
Invisalign is a revolutionary braces system for effective and discreet tooth straightening. These braces can fix many different complex tooth alignment problems, including overbite, underbite, overcrowding or protruding teeth. Invisalign is a buzz word brand in dentistry at the moment simply because of the advantages it offers its users.
The clear aligners that you’ll wear over your teeth are so discreet, that many people you speak to are unlikely to be aware that you’re even wearing a tooth straightening device. You can remove the braces at mealtimes and to clean your teeth, so there won’t be the problems with food lingering, which is so often the case with some of the more traditional orthodontic braces.
So, we’ve established why customers like Invisalign, and why 3 million people have had them fitted worldwide, so let’s have a look at the particular Invisalign system that’s going to best suit you.
Common to the whole Invisalign range is how much you’ll know about the results, before treatment even begins. 3D digital images will show you the starting and finishing points of the journey your teeth will take in your mouth. You’ll already have a good idea of how dazzling your new smile is going to be before you get your first aligner. The aligners that you will wear, fit snugly over your teeth and are custom made to fit your mouth and do the job they’re supposed to do.
You will be given a series of different clear plastic trays over the course of your straightening treatment, each of which will gentle pull your teeth into the desired final position. They’re not painful to wear. The only discomfort you might feel is for a couple of days at the beginning of a new tray, every few weeks.
Invisalign Teen works in exactly the same way as the adult version, but the trays are designed specifically for teenage mouths. Tooth eruptions and growing adult teeth will be managed by the dentist and won’t affect the treatment.
The Teen trays have a blue dot indicator on each side. These will alert parents and dentists that the teenager is ready for the next tray and if this alert is triggered within the expected time period, then you can be assured that your teenager has been using the braces correctly and not removing them for too many hours of the day. Additionally, we will provide you with up to 6 free replacement aligners, as we know as well you do how often teenagers lose things!
Invisalign i7 has a shorter treatment time, than the recommended 12-18 months for the full version. This is because it’s designed to make only minor corrections. It will correct minor overcrowding or single annoying teeth.
About our resident Invisalign expert
Our resident Invisalign expert, Francesca, is recognised as one of the top UK dentists in fitting Invisalign and has been awarded the coveted diamond status for her work. Her extremely high level of service and customer satisfaction guarantees you an extremely professional treatment with a practitioner who is at the very top of the industry. To book a consultation with us and find out more about what we can do for your teeth, please give our team a call. We will be able to find an appointment time that’s convenient for you.