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What Makes Invisalign Treatment Such a Great Choice?

Last year, it was announced that more than 4 million people have now benefitted from Invisalign clear aligners treatment. With growing numbers of adults now deciding to invest in their smiles and Invisalign increasing in popularity over traditional metal braces, we look at the reasons why it is such a great choice:


Invisalign braces are much more comfortable

Conventional metal braces can be uncomfortable; the wires and metal brackets that are used to align the teeth protrude and can scratch the inside of the mouth and gums. Whilst dental wax can be used to provide smoother edges, Invisalign braces are much more comfortable. There are no sharp edges or protrusions – the clear aligners simply fit perfectly over the teeth.


Clear aligners can be removed

Clear aligners can be removed

Whilst metal braces provide great results at the end of treatment, they can be a real nuisance during treatment as they are fixed to the teeth. In contrast, Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for short periods of time. This means that there is no need to worry about certain foods and cleaning your teeth is much easier. Although clear aligners can be removed, it’s important to remember that they should be warn strictly at any time other than meal times, when drinking hot beverages and when cleaning the teeth.


Improved oral hygiene

Fixed braces can make cleaning your teeth very tricky. Not only do you have to brush and floss around your braces, but sugars and acids from food can easily become trapped around the brackets, leading to more chance of tooth decay. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that you can take out your aligners and access all of your teeth properly when brushing and flossing.


Invisalign is discreet

Invisalign is discreet

One of the main draws of Invisalign treatment is that the aligners used to straighten your teeth are practically invisible. Made from wafer thin medical grade plastic, Invisalign braces are hard to see, especially for someone that doesn’t know you are wearing them. Whilst many adults hate the idea of highly visible metal braces, Invisalign provides the confidence for more people to address their smile if they are not happy.


Treatment time can be shorter

In some cases, metal braces can take 2 years or more to achieve the ideal results. In contrast, Invisalign treatment will usually only take between 1 and 1.5 years to straighten your teeth.


You know what to expect from Invisalign treatment

You know what to expect from Invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment is highly personalised, with a computerised treatment plan generated from the start that lets you know how long treatment will be before you even put in your first set of clear aligners. In contrast, metal braces can rely more on trial and error to achieve the smile you are hoping for.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment, or to book a free consultation, you can call Oldham Orthodontics today on 0161 622 0987 or visit