When people think of braces, they usually think of unattractive metal wires and brackets. But what if you are no longer a teenager and you decide you would like to make some changes in your smile? Luckily, modern dentistry has considerably advanced, allowing patients of any age to correct their crooked teeth without having to rely on metal braces.
Nowadays, an increasing number of adults seeks teeth straightening treatment. Perhaps you didn’t wear braces as a child or you failed to wear your retainer properly, your teeth have shifted over the years and you have become more self-conscious of your smile. Our experienced dentists at Clear Braces Essex can help you restore your confidence in your beautiful smile with Invisalign invisible braces.
Invisalign consists of series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners that straighten teeth without the use of metal or wires. Each aligner moves the teeth gradually into their right position. Your dentist will employ 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to their final, desired position. You will have to wear each set of aligners for at least two weeks, before proceeding to the next one.
Generally, Invisalign takes a bit longer than metal braces, but this depends on each individual case. A typical treatment with Invisalign will last about a year from start to finish. Commonly, you will go through 18 to 30 aligners in total throughout your treatment, but treatment time and the number of aligners are customised for each patient.
Am I a suitable candidate for Invisalign invisible braces?
Invisalign can address quite a few dental problem. Whether need minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, you are probably a good candidate for Invisalign. The invisible braces are particularly ideal for treating moderately overcrowded or gapped teeth. Invisalign can also fix overbites, underbites and crossbites. However, Invisalign is not suitable for children, young adults or patients with complex alignment cases.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign over other teeth straightening options. Invisalign is very gentle. Moreover, since they are removable, you can floss and brush your teeth normally. However, you must wear them at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.