Leading brand orthodontics with Invisalign from London dentist
For patients who want straight teeth but find the idea of metal braces too much to commit to, invisible braces can provide the sacrifice-free straightening they have been looking for. Invisalign braces were introduced in 1999 by Align technologies and represented the first really effective clear plastic brace.
The Invisalign braces are designed to fit comfortably over the individual’s teeth and to apply gentle forces to gradually reposition the teeth into the desired position. Invisalign braces are fast becoming the leading brand of orthodontic straightening device because of the level of discretion they offer and the increased comfort against metal braces.
The retainers are made from one millimetre clear plastic manufactured using the help of computer-guided technology. A series of over twenty retainers are used in all, each being worn for a period of roughly two weeks, making small adjustments of 0.25 millimetres to 0.33 millimetres to the position of the teeth. The aligners are completely removable which is ideal for effective teeth cleaning and meal times but they should be worn for at least 20 hours a day in order to reposition the teeth successfully.
The Invisalign treatment has several clear advantages over more conventional orthodontic methods but it must be pointed out that it is not suitable for all patients. For some cases of severe overcrowding and overly rotated teeth, patients may require some initial treatment before the Invisalign treatment is suitable. London dentists will be able to assess your teeth to determine if the Invisalign treatment could work for you. A successful assessment means you can begin to straighten your teeth without the discomfort of metal wires and with complete discretion.