Invisalign Invisible Braces: Uses and Benefits
In the past, although many adults understood the health and cosmetic benefits of straight teeth, they were not willing to undergo teeth straightening treatment. Braces have long been associated with children and teenagers and many adults were too self-conscious to wear them.
Luckily, adult patients can now enjoy the benefits of straight teeth and a rejuvenated smile without enduring the adolescent stigma and discomfort associated with traditional braces. Invisalign is an innovative treatment offered by many dental practices – including Park Orthodontics in Glasgow – that is very popular with image conscious adults.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to correct moderately misaligned teeth and irregular bites. The aligners are of high-quality medical grade plastic that is customised to fit each patient’s teeth. These aligners are meant to be worn in a specific order. Each set of aligners has to be worn for at least two weeks before moving to the next one. As this process continues, teeth will gradually move to their right position. After wearing the last set of aligners, teeth will have reached their desired position.
Who Should Use Invisalign?
Invisalign is a versatile treatment that can be used by many patients who suffer from moderately misaligned teeth. More specifically, Invisalign is ideal for overcrowded teeth, overbites and underbites as well as gapped teeth. However, Invisalign is not recommended for children and cannot fix severely crooked teeth.
Advantages of Invisalign
Whereas traditional braces make brushing and flossing quite challenging, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to continue enjoying the foods you love, and cleaning you teeth straight after eating with no added difficulty. However, Invisalign aligners have to be worn at least 22 hours a day for optimal results.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional braces, which have a reputation for causing discomfort and mouth sores. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, which fits snugly over the teeth and gums for a comfortable, pain-free treatment.
Finally, Invisalign clear braces are transparent, therefore barely noticeable. They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all, which makes them more attractive to patients than metal braces.