There’s no denying that Invisalign has shaped the way orthodontic treatments are carried out today. Since being established in 1998, the treatment has gone from strength to strength, and is now the most popular orthodontic treatment available, helping reshape millions of smiles in the UK alone.
But – naturally, with such success has come an influx of others offering a similar service at a cheaper price. In fact, clear aligners and online teeth straightening services are amongst the most popular, and most competitive around.
So, how do you know which is worth the investment?
Why is Invisalign so popular?
Invisalign has got to where it is today thanks to the unique, smart technology that can map out your entire course of treatments from the very beginning. Using a high-tech scanner, your dentist can create a 3D digital scan of your teeth, allowing them then to get your aligners created for a comfortable fit that will work to gradually move each tooth to where it needs to be.
The great thing about Invisalign, though, is that this can all be done discreetly, with a ‘barely there’ aligner that will be hard to notice. It can also give you more freedom than traditional braces, with fully removable trays allowing you to eat freely and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Finally, is time. The time it takes for Invisalign to work is decidedly less than traditional braces which can be in place for several years in some cases. Invisalign treatment can be completed in as little as 6 months, although typically it takes around 12-18 months.
So – what about clear aligners?
Of course, like with all popular things – there are now plenty of cheaper alternatives to Invisalign available online. These at home kits can be sent to you through the post and contain the instructions and equipment needed to take a mould of your teeth to send off. From here, your clear aligners will be created and sent back to you so that you can begin your journey to a straighter smile.
So what’s the catch? Well, put simply, clear aligners that you can buy online do not involve any input from a professional dentist. That means, at no point will a specialist see you ensurinf that what you’re doing is working, is safe and is going to benefit your oral health in the long run.
Now, whilst align technology has been around a while and so is pretty well established, the truth is that no other alignment treatment that is currently available matches the innovation or bespoke nature, that Invisalign offers.
Their unique SmartTrack technology cannot be found anywhere else, and it is this which facilitates the accuracy of your new smile.
Are you dreaming of a straighter smile?
If so, then you’ve probably thought about your options – and maybe even looked into the cheaper clear aligners available online.
But here at Hockerill Dental, we offer the best of both worlds. We offer the world-renowned Invisalign but have a range of finance options available so that you can still receive the best teeth straightening treatment, without breaking the bank.
Sound good? Why not get in touch with our team today to find out more.