The Top 12 Invisalign Hashtags
What is Invisalign all about? We sum up this near-invisible teeth-aligning method for you in 12 trend-worthy Invisalign hashtags.
Think of Invisalign as braces gone incognito. You’ll be wearing a clear plastic aligner tray over your teeth but chances are, no one will know your little secret unless you choose to spill the beans yourself.
Invisalign swops the metal brackets of traditional braces for plastic aligners. Yes, we said plastic. But fret not, they’re made from medical grade polyurethane resin, which, in pain language, means they’re completely safe to wear.
Invisalign aligners are removable! Why is this awesome? You’ll be able to slip them off to brush your teeth or steal a short break from your treatment to attend a big event — just remember that you’re supposed to wear them for 22 hours a day.
If Invisalign aligners look good (we’re assuming the metal-mouth look isn’t your thing), they also feel good. The aligners are smooth to the touch, which means no sharp edges to cause annoying nicks and cuts in your mouth.
The feel good factor of Invisalign extends to your partner too. After all, tongue action in a mouth booby-trapped with metal brackets and wires can be quite a harrowing experience!
Unless you’re opting for metal braces as a diet tool, you’d be happy to know that, with Invisalign, you’re free to eat everything and anything you want. There are no banned foods because there are no brackets for food to get stuck in and no wires at risk of snapping.
Invisalign is a great option for those with active lifestyles because it won’t hold you back from enjoying your favourite sports. The aligners double up as a mouthguard to protect your smile while you play, so there’s no need to worry about cut lips and bleeding gums if your face meets an errant elbow or high-velocity ball.
If you think Invisalign is only for minor misalignment cases, we have news for you. The system is a great option for different types of crooked teeth: crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, underbite and even post-braces relapses.
No one likes a rude surprise, so it’s best to go in with your eyes wide open. With Invisalign, your dentist can use 3D computerised imaging (iTero Element) to simulate the process right up to how your teeth will likely look at the end of the treatment, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
With the same nifty technology, a set of customised Invisalign aligners are created just for you. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and is designed to guide your teeth to move a tiny bit. So every time you change your aligner, you know you’re one step closer to your ideal smile.
Since your aligners are pre-cast before treatment even begins, you’ll usually be handed three or four aligners with instructions to wear a new one every two weeks or so. This means fewer trips to the dentist — even as infrequent as once every two months.
Invisalign can give you your ideal smile but it’s on you to keep it that way. Like braces, you may be asked to wear a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth in check. Follow your dentist’s advice and your teeth should never go awry again!
Have we piqued your interest in Invisalign? If you want to find out whether it’ll work for you, start by taking this free online smile assessment and let our dentists give you their professional opinion!
Or if you are deliberating over the many teeth straightening options, take the Braces vs Invisalign: The Showdown quiz and figure out what works best for you and your lifestyle!