As the pace of life quickens and societal priorities shift, people seek less invasive types of treatment that offer flexibility in their day-to-day lives. This is true across cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics, and orthodontics, all of which offer ever more convenient treatment options. Here, we explore why removable brace types are becoming increasingly popular.

Invisalign clear aligners at Keppel Dentistry 

Invisalign clear aligners are a series of custom made trays, replaced every 2 weeks by you, the patient, at home. The treatment has benefitted more than 4 million patients worldwide since its introduction onto the market in 1997 and is the most popular removable brace available. Invisalign is favoured by many celebrities due to its minimally-invasive and aesthetic qualities.

How the removable aspect of Invisalign can benefit you

  • Easier to maintain good oral hygiene – Fixed braces incorporate brace hardware that can make it challenging to brush and floss. Food particles can build up in-between the brackets and archwires, affecting your oral hygiene. As Invisalign gives patients a 2-hour window each day in which to brush and floss, you don’t have to worry about your oral hygiene being compromised by any accumulation of plaque and tartar as a result of bacteria building up in your brace.
  • Good news for client-facing professionals – Do you work in a predominantly client or customer-facing environment? Invisalign is classed as an ‘invisible’ brace type, but if you’re anxious about your appearance being a little different in the work place, you can remove the aligners for any important presentations or meetings as part of the 2-hour window mentioned above.
  • You won’t miss out partaking in contact sports – If you enjoy contact sports, you can simply remove your aligners to put in a protective mouthguard. Here at Keppel Dentistry, we offer custom made orthodontic mouth guards to protect against potential contact during sports such as hockey, rugby, and squash – you can read more about these here.
  • No need to amend your diet – Invisalign treatment can take up to 24 months depending on the severity of the issue you are having corrected. Today, more people are diet-conscious than ever before and the idea of having to work around this because of your braces might be off-putting. As you can remove the aligners, there is no need to change your diet throughout and tough, sticky foods that would normally be a no-go area with fixed braces, are not an issue.

 

If you would like more information about brace options at Keppel Dentistry, please do not hesitate to contact us.