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Is Invisalign For You?

Invisalign is an incredibly versatile orthodontic treatment that suits a variety of patients with a range of needs. Our knowledgeable team at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre have years of experience, and are experts in providing the highest level of service and patient care.

What Age Group Is Invisalign For?

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has been linked with teenagers; almost seen as a ‘rite of passage’ of childhood and growing up. However dental misalignment effects a large percentage of adults, 66% of adult patients are 26-40yrs, and an additional 22% are 41-55. Due to Invisalign’s discreet nature and effective results, clear braces are a popular choice for patients looking to achieve the confidence of a beautiful smile.

Despite popularity amongst adults, Invisalign is just as effective for teenagers. Your son or daughter could find fixed braces more painful and prominent, effecting their self-esteem and social skills. Invisalign Teen is a fantastic choice for young people wanting to revamp their smile and improve their confidence. Any age above 13 will be considered for Invisalign, dependent on teeth present, and the stage of their growth.

What Kind of Misalignment Can Invisalign Resolve?

Invisalign is a fantastic remedy to a variety of misalignment issues. The most common reasons for Invisalign treatment include:

  • Gaps in between teeth, including front teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Sticking out front teeth
  • Crooked front teeth

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

Some orthodontic treatments can work faster than Invisalign however these involve the use of visible springs and painful metal brackets and wires which can graze gums and cause irritation. If you’re looking to transform your smile inconspicuously, Invisalign is the perfect choice – with treatments lasting between 9-12 months.

It is not possible to give an exact length of your treatment time without seeing you as it can vary considerably depending upon the starting position, and the proposed finishing position of your teeth.

Will Invisalign Suit My Lifestyle?

Invisalign clear braces are removable and easy to manage, creating very little disturbance to your daily life. We recommend wearing your Invisalign for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and removing them for meal times, drinking and brushing, however if you have a special event occasionally you are welcome to remove them, if they are put back in afterwards. A recommended time frame such as 22 hours is advised for wearing your Invisalign so that you can get the incredible results that you deserve.

Why Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre?

If you are looking to modify your smile, why not get in contact with our friendly team of experts at our Stockport practice. To find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign we can book you in for a consultation.

During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and find out how the system works. We also have finance options available, should you wish to spread the cost of your treatment at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre. Please give us a call to take those first steps towards straighter teeth and a beautiful new smile.


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