18 Sep

Best of both worlds with Invisalign from London dentist

Ever wanted to straighten your teeth but not that keen on the idea of metal braces? Well, you’re not the only one. In fact, for many years patients have been struggling with this dilemma and there has never been any really satisfactory answers. Until now. Over the last few years, dental technology has made some significant strides and one of the most popular with patients is the Invisalign braces system.
Invisalign is the first truly effective invisible brace system that uses one-millimetre thick plastic retainer type braces to hold teeth in place and apply a gentle force to straighten them. The system works by using a series of these retainers, each to be worn for about two to three weeks. With small adjustments in each new brace, the teeth are gradually repositioned over the course of treatment. In all, about twenty-five braces are needed for the average treatment, which will last about eighteen months. This is a quarter faster than the average treatment with traditional fixed-metal braces.
One of the other major advantages of the Invisalign brace is that it is completely removable. This gives it a flexibility and user-friendly nature that you just can’t have with a fixed-metal brace. The Invisalign can be taken out for eating, cleaning teeth as well as sports and social occasions.
However, by far and away the biggest difference when using the Invisalign system is that the braces are very discreet. In fact, it is very hard to tell if someone is wearing an Invisalign brace unless you are standing very close. This means that it is now possible to get the best of both worlds from your London dentist, a brace that works and doesn’t affect your appearance.