Just like the Inman Aligner UK, Invisalign braces Manchester are a removable ‘aligner style’ brace system designed for straightening teeth. They’re discreet in their appearance and are a modern method of correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues. However like most orthodontic treatments they have their pros and their cons. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look.
Firstly the pros…
They’re very discreet
One of the main advantages of Invisalign Manchester is that it’s about as discreet as orthodontic treatments get. The aligners or trays themselves are made from a type of clear acrylic resin (similar to contact lenses) and as such are arguably less noticeable than other brace systems. They’re even inconspicuous to others during conversation, so for those adults who don’t feel particularly confident about wearing more conventional teeth braces, Invisalign offers the perfect solution.
Aligners can be removed easily
Despite the fact that Invisalign aligners are intended to be worn for around 22 hours a day, unlike fixed brace systems they are designed to be easily removed by the patient when eating, flossing, and brushing the teeth. This helps to ensure that the aligners stay clean while making it easier to enjoy food.
Maintaining good dental hygiene is easier
One of the problems with most brace systems is that it can be hard to maintain good dental hygiene, especially when the wearer has a whole series of brackets and wiring attached to their teeth. Food particles and debris can easily become lodged between the structure and it can then become difficult to reach. On the contrary, because Invisalign braces in Manchester are designed to be removed, it’s very easy to maintain high standards of brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
Most brace systems involve having to attend the dentist regularly for adjustments and progress checks and while this is necessary, it can become a bit of a hassle, especially if the patient is needing long-term treatment. Conversely with Invisalign, Manchester patients will only need to visit the dentist every 6 weeks or so to receive their next series of aligners and to have progress checks.
Now the cons …
Not great for non-compliant patients
Just as having fully removable braces can be an advantage for many patients, in others (particularly those that are non-complaint) it might be seen as a disadvantage. Like most removable braces including the Inman Aligner UK, they still need to be in place for a specified period of time per day to achieve the desired results within a given time frame. If the person chooses to take them out for longer or forgets to put them back in after eating, then treatment time will increase. Conversely with fixed braces the temptation to take them out is taken away from the patient as they can only be removed by a dentist, so they don’t have to worry.
Aligners can easily get lost
Invisalign treatment involves a series of removable trays which are designed specifically for you and are worn in sequence over a period of time. The problem is that because they’re designed to be so discreet they can easily be misplaced if you put them down on a patterned surface like a kitchen worktop (think contact lenses). If lost, that particular tray has to be uniquely made again for you which will mean additional costs.
Invisalign treatment doesn’t fix every condition
Patients with severely crooked teeth or extreme malocclusions aren’t always the best candidates for Invisalign braces Manchester. Instead there are other treatments available which are probably better suited. Therefore unlike other brace systems, Invisalign can’t treat every condition.
It can be costly
Because each aligner in the series is uniquely made for your specific condition at a specialist central laboratory Invisalign treatment can be work out more expensive than other orthodontic procedures in some cases. For this reason you may need to consider your investment.
While this pros and cons list sheds some light on your Invisalign treatment options, if you’re looking to find out in more detail about how Invisalign Manchester can help then you might want to speak to the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We offer a wide selection of orthodontic treatments including Invisalign braces Manchester, Inman aligner UK, plus a variety of other fixed and removable clear braces. Why not contact us on 0161 660 1218 to book yourself a no-obligation consultation where you can discuss your options. Start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.