FAQs about Invisalign answered
By Hannah Kemp 03rd Nov 2021
Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth as an adult without the fuss of a metal brace?
When you come to Buttercup 7 Day Dental, our team may be able to help! We can offer our suitable patients Invisalign Glasgow, which offers dental realignment with the discretion that is missing from standard braces. Brilliant!
Want to learn more about invisible aligners? Here, our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental answers your FAQs about Invisalign Glasgow.
What are invisible aligners?
Invisalign Glasgow consists of a set of clear aligners which are custom-fitted to your teeth.
Worn sequentially, they push your teeth into their desired positions over time and allow you to gain the smile that you always wanted with ease.
Who is suited to using them?
This aligner is suitable for teenagers and adults who are looking for a way to straighten their teeth without the obtrusiveness that comes from standard braces.
But, for these aligners to work, you have to have a mild to moderate case of misalignment and ideally not have any large gaps in your mouth from extracted teeth.
If you have a more complex case of misalignment, then our team may suggest a fitted clear brace or a standard brace as a starting point.
Can I have them if I’ve worn a brace in the past?
Previous orthodontic work has no bearing on the effectiveness of invisible aligners. Many adult patients who use these aligners have worn braces in the past and have since noticed that their adult teeth have moved a bit too far out of line.
However, concerning other dental issues, such as having bridgework or crowns fitted, invisible aligners may not be able to move these teeth as desired. To be certain of the efficacy of this treatment, talk to our dental team.
How do I take care of the aligners?
Aligners are relatively easy to take care of.
As they are made from plastic and are removable, you can clean them by simply rinsing them under a cool tap and using a toothbrush to remove any debris.
However, while it can be tempting to use hot water in the case of stubborn stains, we must advise against this. Hot water can cause the aligners to warp and thus, render them useless. And if you are looking for a way to refresh your aligners before wearing them, while also keeping them clean, you can use cleaning crystals for this brand of aligner.
What are the advantages of invisible aligners?
There are quite a few!
For one thing, when you wear invisible aligners, you will have more discretion while straightening your teeth than you would with many other kinds of orthodontic devices. Also, they are faster than regular braces, so you can have a straighter smile in less than 6 months!
And while you may have concerns about the price of these aligners, our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental can offer a payment plan to suitable patients, which allows you to spread the cost over several months.