An Introduction to Invisalign!
Historically, metal braces have been associated with teenagers. However, in recent years, an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth and correct bad bites. In fact, it is now estimated that almost one third of all current teeth straightening patients in Britain are adults.
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, modern braces are comfortable, aesthetic, and customised to meet your needs
Invisalign aligners are favoured by many adults because they are removable and invisible to onlookers. Invisalign clear braces are made of plastic and should be worn for at least 22 hours per day for the quickest results.
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, high-quality plastic and are more comfortable and less conspicuous than traditional braces; however, they are not ideal for every patient. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners cannot treat seriously misaligned teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic trays, rather than brackets fixed to the teeth with wire strung between them. These trays are custom-made for you, after an initial consultation with us, during which we will fully examine your mouth and then plot the progress your teeth will need to turn them into your dream smile. You can see how this will happen with our computer simulation of your teeth moving into alignment.
You wear each tray for a week to 10 days. During that time the tray applies gentle forces to guide your teeth into a new position. Once the teeth have reached that position, you start using the next tray in the series of invisible braces.
As these invisible braces are transparent and fit so snugly over your teeth, no one will be able to see them unless they look very closely.
And, unlike traditional metal braces, these invisible braces are removable, so you can eat and brush your teeth without your aligners getting in the way. Plus, if you want utter discretion, such as for an interview or party, you can remove the trays for a few hours.
There’s no age limit to beautiful straight teeth!