Are Invisalign braces worth it?

If you have considered braces then exploring your available options is something you may have already done. With many different types available, here at Arnold Dental in Nottingham, we are focused on finding the treatment that is suited to your individual needs.

What are they?

Invisalign braces are a revolutionary invisible-brace treatment, which straightens teeth that may be crooked, have gaps or present bite problems. One of the major benefits of this type of brace is that they are difficult to see if you do not want people knowing that you have braces. Treatment is typically completed in 9 to 15 months, however, this time will vary in each client. After the treatment has been completed, it is important that patients wear the retainer provided when sleeping to maintain straight teeth.

How does the process work?

The first stage is the initial orthodontic assessment, which involves a meeting with one of our Invisalign-certified dentists. This is an opportunity for you to discuss if it is the best route of treatment, based on your needs. If you are suitable for the treatment, you will be asked to visit us for your first Invisalign assessment, in which X rays and impressions are taken. After this your Invisalign journey will begin. Your first Invisalign aligners will be custom made and our team will talk through with you how to keep them clean, as well as helping you practise taking the aligners in and out. From that point onwards, you will change your aligners every 2 weeks to gradually move your teeth to their ultimate position. Whilst this is ongoing, you will be asked to attend regular check-ups to monitor your progress. Towards the last few weeks of the treatment we are able to make any last minute adjustments if necessary, in order to create your perfect smile.

Is it worth it?

It is definitely a worthwhile treatment if you want to achieve straight teeth in a virtually invisible way. The convenience of the aligners is that they are removable, meaning you do not need to limit your diet. We also offer a free consultation to make sure you are suitable for the treatment and to discuss other options if necessary. It’s understandable that some patients may become nervous about visiting their dentist, however, at our practice we try to ensure appointments are unhurried and that any treatment is carried out at a speed that best suits you. Cost is another factor that often holds patients back from undergoing their desired treatment, therefore we provide monthly payment plans to help you spread the cost of your dental care.

At Arnold Dental in Nottingham, we are highly experienced in helping our patients discover straighter and brighter smiles with Invisalign. If you feel as though Invisalign braces could be your journey to a new and confident smile then please don’t hesitate to contact Arnold dental, Nottingham today.