Five Reasons To Consider Invisalign Orthodontics

Five Reasons To Consider Invisalign Orthodontics

Near invisible braces offering many benefits for Greenwich patients

Most of us probably remember dental braces as being very visible and ugly. Perhaps our friends had them when we were children and we were just grateful that it wasn’t us!

The fact is though, that dental braces are not just for children, and many adults would also benefit from wearing them to correct their crooked and uneven teeth.

Once we have decided that we are unhappy enough with the way that our teeth look and take action, the next question is, which is the best way to straighten our teeth? Although there is little doubt that even the traditional braces that use wires and brackets are greatly improved, there really should be a better way to re-position our teeth. Fortunately there is!


At the Confidental Clinic in Greenwich, one of our most popular orthodontic systems is Invisalign. This system offers a completely different way of moving your teeth to their correct position. Gone are the wires and brackets, and, instead, a serious of medical grade transparent trays are produced, which are worn over the natural teeth for a period of time, before being replaced by the next in the series. This continues until your teeth are straight and even.

So, why does this system offer advantages over others?

More comfortable – Without the wires and brackets of traditional braces, most patients report that they find wearing Invisalign orthodontics to be a comfortable experience. They may feel a little strange when initially fitted, but generally, patients soon forget this and find them to be comfortable.

Better hygiene – With no wires and brackets, it is much easier to keep your teeth clean as there is less chance of food becoming trapped. In addition to this, the trays are easily removed for when you want to clean your teeth. Remember to clean the trays too before returning them to the mouth.

Invisibility – Well, not quite, but Invisalign braces are probably the closest that you can get to a completely discreet orthodontic system. Most people will not notice that you are wearing them unless you tell them.

Enjoy eating – Eating, when wearing braces, can be challenging. Some foods, such as spinach, easily gets trapped in the wiring of the braces. Not only does this increase the risk of tooth decay, but the appearance of small trapped pieces of food when you smile isn’t exactly endearing. With Invisalign, this problem doesn’t exist. You simply remove the trays whilst you eat, returning them afterwards.

Confidence and convenience – With your new Invisalign orthodontics, you can be sure that you don’t have food stuck in them that people will see when you smile. This means that you can continue to have a social life with confidence. There may also be circumstances where your smile may be seen at very close quarters; for example during a job interview. If you know that this is due, you can simply remove the trays whilst this takes place, replacing them directly afterwards. This facility should be used sparingly however, as the longer you spend without the trays, the longer the straightening process will take to complete.

If you are ready to take the first step to have your teeth straightened, you can arrange a consultation with our Greenwich cosmetic dentist to discuss your needs, and to put a treatment plan into place. Please call the Confidental Clinic today on 020 8858 1422 and we’ll be delighted to help!