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Advantages of Invisalign braces

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22nd July 2016

Advantages of Invisalign braces

Has the fear of having ‘train-tracks’ puts you off from achieving the smile of your dreams? Maybe you’ve had friends or family that have experienced fixed braces and they haven’t sold you on the idea of them. You’ve now forced yourself to believe that you’re better off with a crooked tooth rather than suffer the potential social awkwardness caused by fixed braces?

Well, you’ll be happy to know that there is another solution that might just be the system for you. It’s a leading brand in orthodontic braces and millions of 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 allows the wearer to take the aligners out to eat and drink. Then to place them back in after brushing and flossing to continue the straightening process.

With Invisalign, there are zero 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. The aligners then guide your teeth 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. Plus, with no wires and brackets, flossing in between your teeth is made simple. Teeth also means that you are less likely to suffer from tooth decay during your treatment. This is because 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 in Clapham 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. This is to continue the process of gently dragging your teeth to the next location. You may feel some slight discomfort or pressure on your teeth for a couple of days after each new tray has been fitted. Apart from that, the treatment doesn’t hurt.

Invisalign braces in Clapham Common have many advantages over traditional braces. They are discreet, removable, 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. Then please contact our expert team. We can answer your questions and help you get a greater understanding of what your treatment will involve.