Have you been put off having orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to have a train track running across your teeth? Perhaps you’d love straighter teeth, but having witnessed braces with food caught on them, you’ve decided you’d rather put up with your crooked smile, than suffer the potential social awkwardness caused by fixed braces?
There is another solution. It’s a leading brand in orthodontic braces and over 3 million people have benefited from its discreet look and precise, cutting edge straightening method. The name of this pioneering brand of braces is Invisalign.
The differences between Invisalign and traditional braces
Invisalign braces have one major advantage over traditional braces; they are removable. This means that you can remove them while you eat, enjoy social occasions and avoid the situation of displaying food on your orthodontic device, when you speak.
With Invisalign, there are no brackets and wires. Nothing is bonded to your teeth. Instead the braces consist of a clear, plastic custom-made tray, designed to fit snugly over your teeth in order to guide them precisely and painlessly into position.
No special toothbrush is required to pay extra attention to brushing, as it is with traditional braces either. You simply remove the Invisalign aligners from your mouth to brush your teeth as normal. This also means that you are less likely to suffer from tooth decay during your treatment, as there are no fixed wires in your mouth to attract and hold onto food deposits.
How do Invisalign braces work?
You won’t just wear one aligner or tray for the duration of your treatment, but rather a series of them. At the beginning of your treatment you’ll sit down with your dentist and look at images of your teeth on the computer screen.
3D imaging will show you how the trays will move your teeth from their current position to their intermediate and final positions. A new tray will be required every fortnight to continue the process of gently dragging your teeth to the correct location. You may feel some slight discomfort for a couple of days after each new tray has been fitted, but apart from that, the treatment doesn’t hurt.
Invisalign braces have many advantages over traditional braces. They are discreet, social awkwardness can be avoided and you’re less at risk of tooth decay, than with a fixed braces. If you’d like to find out more about the revolutionary Invisalign braces system please give our expert team a call. We can answer your questions and help you get a greater understanding of what your treatment will involve.