23 Feb

Advantages of Invisalign braces from London dentist

There has been a lot of coverage in the media in recent years about Invisalign invisible braces. They are the first really effective and invisible orthodontic straightening devices capable of achieving similar results to fixed metal braces but how do they really compare to the more traditional brace?
Invisalign braces were introduced in 1999 by Align technologies in the US and quickly caused a stir because of their ability to straighten teeth without the need for unattractive metal braces. Consisting of a series of one-millimetre thick clear plastic braces worn consecutively, the treatment aims to straighten teeth by making small adjustments in each new brace. Treatment usually lasts between a year and eighteen months, on average six months shorter than with conventional metal braces.
The braces are made using the latest digital technology allowing them to be very accurate so that they provide a comfortable fit over the teeth. Each new brace is worn for a period of between two to three weeks before being replaced. One of the major advantages of the Invisalign braces over fixed metal braces is that they are completely removable. This means they can be taken out for effective teeth cleaning and for eating. These are two of the most common complaints against fixed metal braces and the Invisalign addresses both of them.
London dentists offer Invisalign braces as an alternative to fixed metal braces for patients unwilling to make the sacrifice of up to two years of wires and brackets. Invisailgn braces are just as strong and powerful as fixed braces but may cost a little more. However, many patients see the added advantages of the Invisalign treatment as worth the extra cost.