Everything you need to know about Inviaslign attachments

Everything you need to know about Inviaslign attachments

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Invisalign is a highly effective straightening treatment.

Using clear aligners, Invisalign is hardly noticeable in both look and feel. In terms of orthodontic treatment, it’s slowly becoming more popular than traditional braces as they’re unobtrusive, easy to maintain and much more comfortable to wear.

However, some patients require Invisalign attachments to further boost the straightening process and give stubborn teeth the nudge they need to move position.

Here’s everything you need to know about Invisalign attachments including what they are and how much they cost.

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What are Invisalign attachments?

Invisalign attachments are small, tooth-coloured pieces of composite resin that are attached to your teeth during Invisalign treatment.
They are used to help the aligners apply the right amount of pressure, correctly moving the teeth in the right direction.

When is Invisalign needed with attachments?

While Invisalign is a highly effective treatment for the straightening of teeth, aligners sometimes need a helping hand if the movements are difficult to achieve – like rotation and shifting the teeth sideways.

Invisalign attachments are often included in the patient treatment plan to create a more efficient and effective treatment.

They help speed up the straightening process and assist in the otherwise difficult movement of the teeth.

Your dentist will let you know if you need Invisalign attachments during your consultation and what the benefits are for your unique case.

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Are Invisalign attachments visible?

Because Invisalign attachments are tooth-coloured, they’re relatively unnoticeable. They may make your aligners slightly more visible, but they’re far less noticeable than traditional braces.

Depending on how many you need, the size of the attachment and the placement, you may not even notice them at all.

If you require a number of Invisalign attachments, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s only temporary and many patients only require them for a short period of their treatment.

As they are tooth-coloured, you’ll have to get up close and personal to notice that they’re there. By maintaining a sufficient oral hygiene routine at home and attending check-ups with your dentist, you can preserve this tooth-like colour so they stay practically invisible.

It’s important to remember that if you drink a lot of tea and coffee, or enjoy food like tomatoes, curries and those containing soy sauce, your Invisalign attachments may stain quicker. During your treatment, it’s advised to keep these to a minimum or avoid them altogether to prevent your attachments from becoming more visible.

Cost of Invisalign attachments

The cost of Invisalign attachments is usually factored into your treatment plan, and given to you during the consultation process, so you won’t be left in the dark about anything price-wise.

This cost can differ based on how long you need the attachments for, how complex your case is and the dental practice you visit.

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Invisalign at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care

Invisalign is one of the most popular treatments here at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care.

If you’re interested in Invisalign and want to know more about the process, including what Invisalign attachments can do, contact us today.

You can call us on 0118 4675563 to chat with a member of our team directly or send your questions to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with more information.