Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. They’re unobtrusive and made from lightweight, clear plastic. Even from close quarters, you’d have to tell someone you were wearing aligners before they notice them.
What Are The Advantages Over Traditional Braces?
The chief advantage over traditional braces is the fact that Invisalign aligners won’t mar the appearance of your smile while they do their work. There are no unsightly metal bands holding them in place which also means that they are much more comfortable to wear.
Unlike standard permanent braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed when called for, ie when receiving standard dental treatment. The ease of removal means it is easy to maintain dental hygiene standards whilst wearing the aligners.
Are They For Adults Only?
You don’t need to be an adult to have aligners fitted, but you do need to have all of your adult teeth.
Can I Eat And Drink?
Yes. One of the chief advantages of Invisalign aligners is that you can remove them in order to eat or drink. Unlike standard braces, they won’t impinge upon your social or business life.
Do They Hurt?
Like any braces, Invisalign aligners exert a slight pressure when they’re first fitted. Unlike conventional braces, they don’t irritate or cause any pain beyond this.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Invisalign aligners may have a slight effect upon your speech when they’re first fitted, causing a slight lisp. Unlike standard braces, however, they can be removed temporarily if you need to make an important business speech, for example.