Should I choose Invisalign or braces to correct my crooked teeth? Speak to London dentists for the answers
The luxury of choice can sometimes be a burden too as decisions can be hard to reach. This is as much the case with modern dentistry today as many other things. In the past there was probably only one method of dealing with whatever dental ailment you were faced with. Now different companies offer different ways of rectifying the same problem and loudly proclaim the advantages of their product over the others.
This is particularly true in the case of devices and treatments to straighten out your teeth. For many years the traditional metal brace was the only option for patients. In response to this, dental researchers began to develop different ways of straightening teeth which avoided some of the perceived pitfalls of the brace.
One of these alternatives to the brace is a product called Invisalign. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to pull teeth into place over time, Invisalign is a series of clear plastic braces that the patient wears which gently move the teeth into the desired positions. It is easy to see the rationale behind the development of Invisalign: the urge to put an end to the need to wear unsightly metal braces for several years.
Invisalign is far more discreet than its traditional counterpart and is effective at minor alignment issues and their rectification, but the fact remains that traditional metal braces are the only way of rotating teeth that exists currently. The best thing is to speak to your London dentist about the extent of your crooked teeth issues and then you will be able to determine if wearing a traditional brace is necessary. Invisalign might be suitable for teenagers who have small alignment issues and suffer from a lack of confidence that might only get worse if they wear a metal brace.