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Modern Orthodontic Trend: Invisalign

If your teeth are crooked or out of alignment, you may be dreading braces. The pain of your teeth shifting and the clunky look they add to your smile have created a high demand for alternatives to braces.

One of these is Invisalign. These can help correct your teeth without adding metal wires to your teeth.

But is Invisalign worth it? Let’s explore the benefits of Invisalign below.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner device that slips over your teeth and helps to slowly adjust your teeth so they are straight. It’s a big alternative to metal braces for many people.

Invisalign devices are custom-made to fit your teeth in a way that pulls your teeth into alignment over time.

Benefits of Invisalign


Most people don’t like the look of metal braces in their mouths. It can make you feel self-conscious any time you have to flash a smile.

If you’re anxious about how you’d look with braces, but your teeth are out of alignment, Invisalign is an excellent solution. It’s completely invisible (hence the name), so you can smile worry-free of those metal braces showing.

Not to mention that you can slip them off anyways, which brings us to the next benefit.


One of the best parts about Invisalign: they’re completely removable, unlike traditional metal braces. You don’t have to worry about dirtying your Invisalign with food or breaking it while, say, you’re out playing a pickup game.

Just pop out your Invisalign and pop them back in as needed.

Easier to Follow Oral Health Habits

Since you can remove your Invisalign device, you can more easily clean everywhere around your mouth — including those hard-to-reach areas that are even tougher to reach with braces.

On top of that, you don’t need to work as hard cleaning the device itself. When you have braces, food particles get stuck in the actual wires and brackets.

With Invisalign, however, there aren’t as many places and opportunities for things to get stuck. Cleaning the Invisalign is much easier than picking food particles out of braces.

Work For Several Orthodontic Issues

Invisalign devices work well for a range of orthodontic issues. Some of these include

● Crooked teeth

● Overbites

● Open bites

● Crossbites

● Underbites

● Gaps in teeth

● Crowded teeth

● General teeth straightening

Looking for Invisalign in Southampton? Come to Absolute Smile. Our experts can take a look at your dental situation and recommend Invisalign if we believe it’s the best approach, along with possible alternatives.

All new patients get a free consultation — schedule yours today!

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