If your teeth are crooked and you’ve decided to get them straightened, you’d like results as soon as possible. Back in the day where your choice was braces or braces, nobody wanted to have a mouth full of metal any longer than they had to.
But today’s new technology means that Invisalign treatment is practically invisible while your teeth are straightening. Great news, but is it any faster than braces?
How fast is Invisalign?
Overall, Invisalign works faster than braces. And it can seem faster, too, because you don’t need as many dental visits.
Once you’ve had your mouth scanned and your new smile has been designed, you receive sets of clear custom-made plastic aligners. You change these aligners every week or two and your teeth gradually move into their new positions. With several sets issued at each visit, you switch aligners instead of having the orthodontist adjust your braces.
While Invisalign suits many people, your DB Dental practitioner will be able to advise if it’s suitable for straightening your teeth.
Bracing for braces
If you have more complex orthodontic issues, braces may be the only solution, or may be needed for a period of time before you can move onto Invisalign.
But braces are not the ‘train tracks’ you feared from school days – they are more discreet. Your DB Dental practitioner will be able to explain what you’ll need and how long it will take.
While your teeth are being straightened
Whether you’re starting on braces or Invisalign, you’re going to be adjusting to a new routine. Your orthodontist will explain how to keep your mouth clean and what you can and can’t do with braces or aligners.
It might feel a bit scary at first, but with DB Dental you’ll know how your new teeth will look, thanks to our computer technology. With a little practice your dental hygiene will become routine and you’re on your way to straighter teeth.
And it’s not all about aesthetics – straighter teeth are much easier to clean and less likely to develop dental issues later on. DB Dental may even be able to help with a payment plan. If you’re eligible you can have up to two years to pay off your treatment while it’s being done. Book an appointment online now to find out more.