Whatever your age you don’t have to put up with crooked teeth! If you have always wanted straighter teeth we could help. We have been offering cosmetic fitted braces for some time now and we delighted to announce we have just added Invisalign clear braces to our list too.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Invisalign we hear at our Leicester dental practice
How does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works by gently exerting pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position. Each aligner is changed every 7-14 days so it can adjust the pressure in the right spots as your teeth move.
Is Invisalign really discreet?
Absolutely. The clear aligners make them virtually undetectable at a social distance. They are one of the most discreet cosmetic brace system available on the market.
Will Invisalign affect my lifestyle?
You should wear your Invisalign aligners day and night but they can be removed to eat, drink and to brush and floss your teeth. This is often a big bonus for patients that have previously had conventional orthodontics as you have to adjust the food you eat.
Does it hurt?
It’s generally considered less painful than traditional fitted brace systems. Most people being treated with Invisalign report some discomfort when changing their aligners. This usually dissipates shortly after.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign isn’t a suitable treatment option for everyone. That’s why we always invite people in for a complimentary consultation. This will allow our Leicester dentists to have a chat with you to see if Invisalign would work for you and they would also advise you of your other options, including if an alternative treatment with an orthodontist would be more suitable. If it is decided that this is the right treatment for you, we will invite you back for a more detailed assessment.
How long does Invisalign take?
This depends on the position of your teeth and the complexity of your case. Invisalign can take as little as 3 months. Your Invisalign provider will be able to provide you with an approximate timeline once the Invisalign treatment process had begun.
How much does Invisalign Cost?
Again this depends on your personalised Invisalign treatment plan. Though your Invisalign provider will be able to give you an approximate cost at a complimentary consultation. It’s important when looking at the cost of Invisalign treatment you check what is covered. Such as retainers following the treatment to keep your teeth in place and also any added benefits such as free teeth whitening.