Why Should You Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign braces

A straight smile is a happy one, and many of our clients come to us asking how they can do more to make their smile straighter.

Many have the expectation of a very obvious or inconvenient brace, of the sort many of us remember from school. Others have in mind a chunky retainer, which requires constant cleaning and a lifetime of wear.

But the good news is that we are able to offer something much better than those options. Technology has come a long way, and achieving a straighter smile is now easier than you think.

What Are Invisalign Retainers?

Here at Smile More Solihull, we offer an Invisalign service to our clients because we are incredibly impressed with the results we achieve with it. We’re not alone – Invisalign is the go-to brace of many dentists across the world, and has helped millions of people smile more happily.

Put simply, Invisalign retainers are built around a scan we undertake of your teeth, ensuring both that they fit exactly and that they can bring the right teeth into proper alignment. They are super light and flexible, making them very easier to handle, wear and remove, and you’ll wear each retainer only for 1-2 weeks at a time.

Think of Invisalign as a treatment: we’ll produce a different retainer at every stage of the treatment, and you’ll wear each for a period as your teeth are brought, slowly and gently, into proper alignment. And then, the treatment is over and your smile is straighter!

Are Invisalign Retainers Good?

What’s so great about Invisalign? We’d put it like this:

  • They are manufactured from a medical-grade material developed by NASA, making them uniquely light and flexible. 
  • Their innovative design can speed up your treatment by 50%.
  • They are customisable, offering numerous options to ensure even complicated smiles can be straightened out.
  • You won’t have to wear them forever.

In other words, Invisalign offers a complete and convenient solution for someone looking for a straighter smile. The retainers are easy to wear, very unobtrusive, highly effective and customised to your smile. In our book, that’s a complete package.

How Do Invisalign Retainers Work?

Invisalign retainers work by applying particular pressures to those of your teeth that we identify need to be realigned. As time goes by, each retainer you wear will work slightly differently on this teeth to ensure they are gradually brought into full alignment – and your smile looks straight.

The design of Invisalign retainers is very clever. Internally they have a slight texture that Invisalign called SmartTrack. This texture does a lot of the work, and is so effective that it cuts the period of treatment by half when compared to other products on the market. Similarly, the edges of Invisalign retainers can be trimmed to your teeth, rather than – as in other products – running straight along the gum.

Depending on your particular smile, an Invisalign treatment can last from three to eighteen months. Minor imperfections can begin to be resolved within weeks; of course, more complicated smiles will require longer. But on average, clients see results in less than two years.

Invisalign retainers need to be worn for between twenty and twenty-two hours a day during the period of treatment, but you should absolutely take them out to eat, and give yourself to break when necessary. You’ll also change aligners on dates you’ll agree with us in advance. 

You’ll need to keep your teeth clean, too, of course, and take care of each of your aligners – any breakages or other imperfections will make them less effective. Once the treatment is over, you’ll have a retainer you’ll need to wear while sleeping to ensure your teeth stay in their new alignment – but you shouldn’t have to have any further adjustments again.

In other words, Invisalign will get your smile straight quickly, conveniently – and with a minimum of fuss. That’s the magic of modern technology! If you’re interested, you can talk to the team at Smile More about starting an Invisalign treatment here .