Invisalign braces for adults

If you are unhappy with your smile then you may have been considering braces.   However, you may also be dreading the thought of wearing fixed metal braces, especially if your job or career requires you to have constant contact with clients or the public.  Traditional fixed braces can make you feel self-conscious, not to mention that there is often a degree of pain involved during treatment, which can have a negative impact on your day-to-day life.   There is a solution!  More and more adults are discovering Invisalign braces to help them achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

Invisalign Braces are Invisible and Removable

What are Invisalign braces and what advantages does Invisalign have over traditional fixed braces? Invisalign braces are made from clear plastic and are virtually invisible, so you can smile with confidence throughout the entire teeth straightening process.  Invisalign braces are also removable, so you can take out the brace when you want to eat, drink, or brush your teeth, which allows for better oral health during your treatment in comparison to traditional metal fixed braces. The Invisalign treatment system consists of a series of invisible aligners that are custom-made especially for your teeth.  Every two weeks, you exchange your aligners for the next set in the series.  This way, your teeth move gradually towards the desired position, which means you have less discomfort during the treatment process in comparison to traditional fixed braces. The Invisalign treatment process normally takes between 6 and 15 months to complete, depending on the nature of the problem that is being fixed.  Invisalign aligners are custom-made especially for your teeth.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Your invisalign consultation

The first step is for you to meet with your Invisalign dentist to discuss the possible Invisalign treatment plans that are available to you. Then, impressions (moulds) of your teeth are taken, together with photographs of your smile.
Your Invisalign assessment

State-of-the-art technology is used to create a 3D computerised image of your teeth. This enables you to see what your smile will look like once your teeth have reached their final position.  Your custom-made Invisalign aligners are produced, ready for your Invisalign treatment to begin.
Your Invisalign treatment plan

You will wear your first set of bespoke aligners for approximately 2 weeks, after which time they will be exchanged for the next set of aligners in the series.  You will visit your Invisalign Dentist every 4-6 weeks to ensure your Invisalign treatment plan is proceeding as planned and before you know it, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

What can Invisalign Treatment Fix?

Invisalign braces can be used to treat a wide range of issues such as overcrowding, widely spaced teeth, crossbites, overbites and underbites.  As Invisalign braces correct the positioning of your teeth, treatment can also help reduce the occurrences of dental problems such as gum disease, tooth erosion and jaw/joint issues. Invisalign treatment can also be combined with tooth whitening, so not only will your smile be straighter, it can be brighter too!

Speak to our Invisalign Dentist

If you live in or near the Cheshire area and would like to find out more about Invisalign braces, treatment packages and the cost of Invisalign, talk to our Invisalign Dentist here at Higher Lane Dental Practice in Lymm, Cheshire.  We offer a free Invisalign consultation.  Call us today on 01925 752209, or fill our out contact form and we will call you to make your appointment. We will be able to assess your teeth and give you all the information you need about how to get your smile makeover Invisalign-style!  Higher Lane Dental Practice is situated in the village of Lymm, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.  The Practice is close to Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool city centres.