Invisible Braces have changed the way crooked or misaligned teeth are corrected. They have brought the disadvantages of metal braces to light, and revealed a subtle and removable alternative. Furthermore, Invisible Braces or Invisalign are a much more affordable option and are leading the way in terms of orthodontic treatment, leading to a more competitive market. Before we get into the various brands, let’s first discuss what Invisible Braces do.
Put simply, an Invisalign is a mould of the wearer’s teeth (made by a 3D printer) with subtle deviations that apply pressure, shaping the teeth slowly over time. The wearer will wear a clear aligner for a time, before switching to another mould (or stage) and repeating the process until the teeth have reached the desired result.
It is preferred that this treatment be given as an early prevention for braces, as it works faster for children than for adults. The amount of stages varies as no two sets of teeth are alike.
Invisalign is the best alternative to metal braces. By using a series of aligners, Invisalign will straighten your teeth and you will start noticing the change in your teeth alignment sooner than you think. During the treatment, your aligners will be changed approximately fortnightly. This will move your teeth gently in a straight alignment until they reach their natural position and you have a set of perfectly aligned teeth to complement your beautiful smile.
Unlike braces, which can make many people feel self-conscious, you can wear these invisible braces with you for all social engagements. They do not have any metal wires or brackets attached to them. You can also continue eating your normal routine and favourite food. The only dental care regime you would need to follow would be brush and floss.
The key benefits of Invisalign are listed below.
- Straight perfectly aligned teeth
- Less uneven wear on teeth
- Invisible Braces, less to be self-conscious about
- Easy to clean and eat
If you are considering clear aligners for yourself, or a family member, the first port of call is to contact your dentist. They will assess your teeth and determine what is the correct orthodontic treatment.
The fact that each person’s teeth are different means cost is determined on a case by case basis, which is in turn determined by your dentist. Some people require more stages to get their desired result, while some require less. To get a better understanding of your requirements, consult your dentist.