Why do people choose to get their teeth straightened? The first and potentially the most compelling reason is so that they look better. This can often have a knock on effect for confidence and success socially and professionally. However, straight teeth are also often healthier teeth. They are easier to clean and closing any gaps in your teeth can prevent food getting stuck. Gaps can become prime sites for infection. So, with all that in mind, what could be holding people back from getting braces? And could Invisalign help with any concerns?
Invisalign is a focused method of straightening smiles that is available from many dental practices like Simply Teeth in Essex. They are trained by Invisalign to fit people with the aligners and monitor their progress. Your dentist should take you through the consultation process to treatment and then onwards to excellent aftercare to ensure you are 100% happy.
Am I suitable for Invisalign?
Your dentist will be able to assess your needs and check that you are suitable for Invisalign. In general, you will be focused mainly on straightening the front teeth that are visible when you smile. The scope of the work needed will be mild to moderate. If you need more extensive work done then you may need to consider another option. However, a growing number of patients are working with braces and Invisalign in combination so you can benefit from both.
How much do they cost?
Cost will always depend on the extent of the work you want and the number of aligners that are required to achieve the desired effect. Invisalign works by gently nudging the teeth along from the current shape to the desired shaped through a series of differently shaped aligners that put gentle pressure on the teeth. Teeth can only be moved at a certain speed so, the more movement your teeth need to go through in order to be straight, the more aligners you will need.
As a guideline, Invisalign normally costs about the same as normal braces so in the range of £2,500 – £4,500. However, minor adjustments can be achieved for as little as £1,500. Most dentists will be able to offer a payment plan to spread the cost so you can get started as soon as you want to.