Laugh joyfully. Uproariously. Loudly, boldly, proudly.
Sadly, 50% of British adults hate smiling because of the way they look. Teeth appearance and oral health are major causes of stress (coming third in a 2019 survey, after “finances” and “relationships”).
That’s an intimidating statistic – and, as dentists, we’re desperate to see more confident, beautiful smiles on the streets, in supermarkets, and in pictures.
One increasingly popular way of discreetly correcting teeth is with Invisalign. Invisalign is an invisible orthodontics technique that allows the correction of your teeth using thin, removable retainers.
If you’re ready for a “brand new smile” you can be proud of, here are the four biggest benefits to choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces.
Benefit 1: Flexible Treatment
One of the greatest benefits to Invisalign retainers is the flexibility it brings.
Whilst it’s recommended that you wear your retainer for 20-22 hours a day (taking it out mainly to eat), this can be adjusted to suit your schedule. If you’ve not worn your current retainer for a sufficient period, you can simply delay the date that you move onto the next retainer.
The beauty of this flexible treatment means you can maintain your social life, boost your self-confidence, and have no worries about ruining your treatment plan.
Benefit 2: Discreet Treatment
If you’re already self-conscious about your smile, adding metal braces to the picture, which can include bulky brackets and unsightly wires, certainly isn’t going to help, especially if you’re looking at several years of treatment.
Instead, Invisalign involves clear, custom retainers for your teeth that, when worn, are virtually invisible to the naked eye – meaning you can continue with your day-to-day routine without experiencing an unwanted knock to your confidence.
Benefit 3: No Scary Tools
Did you know that 53% of the UK population suffer fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist?
Uncoincidentally, this statistic matches the percentage of adults who don’t like their teeth, suggesting a correlation between the two.
Invisalign has transformed how orthodontists create brand-new smiles by removing the need for scary tools and drills, making it the perfect smile-fixing solution for nervous patients.
Benefit 4: Easier to maintain a healthy mouth
Invisalign makes maintaining a good oral hygiene routine much easier than with wire braces, as the retainers can be removed when eating, cleaning, and flossing.
Our last blog explains how impressive dental hygiene can positively impact your overall health. When your teeth are straighter, they’re easier to clean and ‘look after’. In turn, this can:
a). Prevent tooth loss
b). Reduce the risk of oral pain
c). Protect against general wear and tear
Straighter teeth have also been linked with better chewing, which can lead to better digestion.
What are you waiting for?
If you’re looking for a discreet and flexible alternative to metal braces, the team here at Mola Dental would love to help.
Located in Hillsborough, Sheffield, we’re a private dental practice offering a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including Invisalign and Smilelign.
We understand that many people can feel nervous about visiting a dentist, so you’ll receive guidance and support from the very beginning of your new patient journey.
To find out more about Invisalign in Sheffield, reach out to a member of the Mola Dental team today.