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Invisalign: Myth Busting Facts

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 21, 2020

Is it better to get braces or Invisalign?

As Dr Kyi assesses each case individually, she will only offer treatment options which will give the best results for you. So, if both Invisalign and fixed braces will offer the same results, you will be offered both, along with the pros and cons of each one. As a specialist orthodontist, Dr Kyi can also come up with novel solutions using both types of straightening in combination, which you might not be offered elsewhere.

Does it matter where you get Invisalign?

Yes, because the key to success for you as a patient lies in the expertise and experience of your orthodontist or dentist. As a specialist orthodontist, Dr Kyi’s entire focus is on devising solutions to safely straighten teeth and she draws on her wealth of experience to devise truly bespoke treatments, personally undertaking the meticulous planning needed to move each tooth rather than relying purely on a computer program or dental technician.

Does Invisalign work on really crooked teeth?

The technology behind Invisalign is constantly evolving and – combined with the expertise of a specialist orthodontist like Dr Chaw-Su Kyi – it means that even really crooked teeth can be straightened using Invisalign. Dr Kyi is able to utilise additional techniques to straighten certain teeth, for example with the placement of specific attachments and using elastics to aid in the straightening.

Is Invisalign actually invisible?

Invisalign uses transparent aligners custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, meaning most people won’t know you have braces unless you tell them. However, whilst they’re most certainly discreet, they’re not actually completely invisible as they’re like clear gum shields. By contrast, lingual braces are not visible at all, as they’re fitted to the backs of your teeth.

I can get Invisalign cheaper at my dentist, why do I pay more for you?

Because our fees are transparent and all-inclusive – no hidden extras – plus your treatment will be personally assessed and individually tailored to you by our specialist orthodontist, Dr Chaw-Su Kyi. She will painstakingly plan the movement of each of your teeth herself, not simply leaving it to a computer or technician, meaning she is able – indeed quite likely – to come up with options you simply wouldn’t be offered elsewhere.

West London Orthodontics offers the most advanced orthodontic care for children and adults. Serving patients in Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, and Chiswick, Dr Kyi and her team specialise in various brace options, including Invisalign. Book a consultation today.

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