FAQs about Invisalign Glasgow answered
By Hannah Kemp 08th Dec 2021
Do you want to straighten your front teeth as an adult? Have you heard about invisible aligners?
At Buttercup 7 Day Dental, our team is proud to offer our suitable patients Invisalign Glasgow and can help with everything from the initial consultation to care tips when you are using this aligner.
Eager to learn more about Invisalign Glasgow? Here, our team answers 5 FAQs that we receive from patients about invisible aligners, so enjoy!
How much do invisible aligners cost?
This is difficult to answer as each case of using Invisalign Glasgow is different.
The overall cost will depend on how many aligners are needed, the duration of the treatment, the number of dental appointments required and whether there are any replacement aligners to be made.
For a more accurate estimate of how much the aligners will cost, speak with a member of our team and book a consultation.
What are chewies, and can they help speed up treatment?
If you have researched invisible aligners, you may have heard of chewies.
In short, these are thin, rubber-based cylinders that you can chew on after you put your aligners in to help them fit better. Chewies also help avoid issues such as air gaps between the teeth and the aligner.
They have not been found to speed up invisible aligner treatment, but can certainly be useful to keep it on track.
Can any dentist use invisible aligners?
No; to use Invisalign, any dental professional needs to have undertaken specialised additional training.
Our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental will only refer you to members of our team that have had this training when you begin using this aligner, and we will be more than happy to show you our qualifications and portfolios of smiles that we have straightened using Invisalign too.
Are invisible aligners uncomfortable?
There is, unfortunately, no such thing as comfortable orthodontics.
And whilst invisible aligners utilise a pushing motion to move teeth, as opposed to a pulling one that regular braces use, this can cause a feeling of pressure in your mouth.
This sensation is likely to be heightened when you switch between aligners too since each aligner is designed for a different stage of the realignment process. To mitigate this discomfort, our team may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol.
However, suppose you experience extreme discomfort with your aligners, you may want to book a checkup with us to ensure that they fit properly.
Do they work as well as metal braces?
If we were to use invisible aligners with a patient who had a more complex case of dental misalignment, then no, they would be unlikely to work as well as metal braces.
This is because the two appliances are designed for different uses. Metal or fixed braces are better at correcting complex misalignments or those that require tooth rotation or molar movement, and aligners are more suited for mild to moderate misalignments with the front teeth.
For more information on which appliance would be the most suitable for you, talk to our team.