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Understanding the Clinical Effectiveness of Invisalign

Many of us know the downsides of traditional braces; they take a long time, reduce self-confidence during treatment, and cause a lot of discomfort. Modern Invisalign treatment has removed some of the disadvantages of straightening your teeth, giving patients a more comfortable option.

In this article, we’re exploring the benefits of Invisalign and investigating its clinical effectiveness.

The Major Benefit of Invisalign is Appearance

Invisalign was designed to offer a discrete, almost invisible alternative to traditional braces. In the past, traditional braces have created self-esteem issues for many adolescents and young adults, making it an unappealing process to have to go through with. Invisalign doesn’t change your face or smile in the slightest, meaning you can be comfortable with your appearance throughout treatment.

Many dental professionals have questioned whether Invisalign can be as clinically effective as traditional braces or if the main benefit is in the patient’s appearance during treatment. At Titirangi Dental, we have found that Invisalign offers excellent results for patients with less complex oral needs.

The Clinical Capabilities of Invisalign

Invisalign is a faster alternative for mild orthodontic cases where extraction isn’t necessary. In more complex cases, Invisalign may take longer than traditional braces but the difference is slight. Research has shown that Invisalign aligners can safely straighten dental arches, levelling and de-rotating the teeth. Crown tipping is also easy with Invisalign.

By using computerised technology, it is easy for your dental clinic to predict the movement of your teeth with Invisalign. These predictions can be extremely accurate in cases with lower complexity. Traditional braces do not offer a prediction plan as they typically rely on a trial-and-error approach to straightening teeth.

Additional Benefits of Invisalign over Braces

Many of our patients report improved comfort with Invisalign over traditional braces because of the lack of brackets and wires that dig into their gums and irritate their cheeks. Due to the smooth, plastic aligners that are made to perfectly fit your teeth, Invisalign offers a much more comfortable experience in cosmetic dentistry.

Invisalign also offers a higher level of freedom to your daily life. You can eat whatever you want because the aligner is removable, and you can continue playing sports as usual without fearing injuries or a broken retainer. Maintenance is also simple because you can take your retainer out and wash it in lukewarm water instead of trying to brush away food particles and bacteria.

Start Your Invisalign Treatment in West Auckland

At Titirangi Dental, our professional team of dentists can help you achieve the best possible outcomes with Invisalign clear retainers. You’ll get straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. To find out whether Invisalign is right for your needs, make an appointment with our West Auckland dental clinic by calling 09 817 6057 or contacting us online.