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4 Things to Consider Before Getting Invisalign

Invisalign One of the preferred alternatives to traditional braces is Invisalign. Unlike braces, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to correct your teeth and make them straighter.

There are plenty of benefits using these aligners. For one thing, they are removable, which means it is easy to brush, floss, and keep your entire mouth clean and healthy during treatment. Additionally, it wins, hands down, in the aesthetics department, since it practically looks like you are not wearing anything on your teeth at all.  Here are some facts you should know.

It is not cheap

Invisalign prices vary anywhere from £2,500 to £4,500, depending on your individual situation. However, some orthodontists offer a 0% financing option to make it easier for you to pay for your treatment. You might also want to check your dental insurance if it provides coverage for orthodontic treatments.

It is not pain-free

Any dental device that puts enough pressure on your teeth to move them will cause some discomfort, especially during the first few days of your treatment. Fortunately, Invisalign is far less painful than getting braces.

It is not lisp-free

Most patients agree that wearing the aligners will cause you difficulty in speaking. However, the lisp eventually goes away as you learn to practice talking with the aligners on. The more you speak during the first few days, the faster the lisp goes away.

It is not for everyone

Invisalign is an effective treatment for crooked teeth. However, for bigger problems, such as extreme overbite or twisted teeth, getting traditional braces might be faster and more efficient. Consult with your orthodontist first before you decide the best treatment option for you.

Despite all that, most patients say that getting Invisalign is worth the little trouble that the treatment brings. When you have a perfectly straight set of healthy white teeth, you can enjoy a greater sense of self-confidence and move through life without those crooked teeth.

 

#OneinFourMillion: Invisalign’s Four Millionth User is from the UK

Clear Aligner System in the UK

 Clear Aligner System in the UKBraces are usually associated with teenage years, but new survey says they are growing in popularity for adults. It is no surprise that Invisalign, the world’s leading clear aligner system, has reached its four millionth user, Matthew Webb, who just started treatment in September 2016.

Achieving four million users marks a significant accomplishment for Align Technology, the company behind the product, as well as the 100,000 Invisalign-trained doctors around the world. This shows increased acceptance of Invisalign as the preferred choice for teeth straightening.

To celebrate this major milestone, Align Technology will feature Matthew Webb in an advertising campaign ‘One in Four Million’, which will follow Michael through his Invisalign journey.

Recent surveys show that men and women from the UK have increasingly shown interest in teeth straightening. But to learn that the four millionth Invisalign user is one of our own is nothing short of eye-opening.

Making a Difference in People’s Lives

Michael is just among the millions of hopeful Invisalign users. MiSmile, a network of Invisalign providers across the UK, shares some of the most notable patient reviews they have received within the past few years. ‘The impact that Invisalign has had on my life is greater confidence’, one patient says. Another one shares, ‘How would I describe Invisalign in one sentence? Life-changing’.

Miss Birmingham 2010 Kerry Price, who was in treatment with MiSmile, also shares her sentiment: ‘Using Invisalign has had a massive impact on my life and my confidence. I think the best thing about Invisalign and the whole treatment is how convenient it was.’

Different from the Rest

Invisalign is often described as ‘cutting-edge’, different from the rest. At the heart of the product, beyond its technological merit, there is a mission to improve the way professionals provide orthodontic treatment. It addresses issues of convenience and aesthetics, which are two of the biggest hindrances in adult orthodontics. It’s all thanks to a combination of biomechanics research, 3D software technology and mass-customisation.

Simply put, Invisalign claims to make teeth straightening easier, faster and more discreet than ever. And as we speak, more than four million users can prove it right.