Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
As well as being invisible, there are many other benefits to Invisalign, including oral health benefits. Because Invisalign aligners are completely removable, you can continue to eat and drink what you like and brush your teeth without having to worry about catching your braces or what you can (or can’t) eat!
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatments are bespoke to each patient and it is important that you visit an Invisalign trained dentist who provides a full assessment of your teeth, so that they can firstly determine whether Invisalign is right for you. There are many dental practices out there offering Invisalign, but the team at Bucklersbury Dental Studio are proud to be the largest providers of Invisalign in Hitchin and the surrounding areas!
Are all Invisalign dentists the same?
Although the Invisalign treatment process is standardised, that doesn’t mean you will receive the same treatment everywhere you go.
The team at Bucklersbury Dental Studio are proud to have been treating local patients for over 10 years, providing a first-class service and treating all our patients as if they were family. Over this period, we have provided Invisalign treatments to hundreds of satisfied patients, and are delighted to officially be the biggest Invisalign provider in Hitchin and the surrounding areas!
At Bucklersbury Dental Studio in Hitchin, we don’t just offer the cheapest or quickest teeth straightening methods. Instead, we factor in the overall health impact of your treatment and consider various factors that some other dentists might not.
Can you brush your teeth like normal with Invisalign?
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is the fact you cannot see the aligners. However, Invisalign clear aligners are also removeable, which means you can carry on brushing your teeth as normal, twice a day. Simply remove your aligners when you need to brush your teeth, and pop them back in afterwards.
It can be difficult to brush your teeth and get around the wires with metal braces, which could lead to bad oral health with harmful oral bacteria developing, as well as inflammation of the gums. Invisalign gets around these issues and ensures you can continue to brush your teeth just like you did before your treatment began, allowing you to remove harmful bacteria.
What foods can you eat with Invisalign?
Another great benefit of Invisalign is that you don’t have to go on a diet, or cut our certain foods! Certain types of braces mean that you might have to to eat processed, less healthy foods in case of damaging the braces or not being able to break up the food properly. This can result in an unbalanced diet, and your overall health and wellbeing suffering as a result.
Although we still recommend being careful and eating sugary and fatty foods in moderation, you won’t have to worry about cutting them out with Invisalign!
Reduce the number of dental appointments with Invisalign!
As part of the Invisalign treatment process, you will be given a number of different aligners to wear during the course of your treatment, gradually working your way through them at agreed intervals. As you are able to simply swap out and change the aligners to home, this could result in less visits to see your dentist, particularly as a lot of assessments can now be done remotely.
Straighter teeth means healthier teeth!
Straightening your teeth doesn’t get any easier than Invisalign. The aligners are practically invisible, don’t get in the way of life, and the results are stunning!
However, there is far more to it than just getting straighter teeth and feeling better about your smile . If you have read the above then you will know all of the health benefits associated with Invisalign. But there is one final point that we would like to leave you with… having straighter teeth can actually be good for oral hygiene, too! Straighter teeth are much easier to clean, as you get less food stuck between the gaps and don’t have to worry about plaque building up in areas you can’t see. Straighter teeth can also be more effective at breaking down and chewing foods, which can make it easier for you to enjoy some of your favourite foods without suffering afterwards!