05 Sep

The Invisalign® System is Available in London

Invisible orthodontic braces were introduced in the 1990s, and the Invisalign® system in the late 1990s. The Invisalign® system is now available in London. It consists of clear plastic “teeth aligners” that are made using complicated computer methods. These “teeth aligners” are being currently used to move and straighten teeth, instead of using the more primitive orthodontic wire and bracket system. You may want to know if invisible braces work. In addition to being indiscernible, this technique allows for better and more comfortable teeth movement. Typical therapeutic time for the Invisalign® system is approximately one year as compared to 2-3 years for regular orthodontic treatment. However, limitations do exist, and these should not be a substitute for complete regular orthodontic therapies. For instance, the Invisalign® system should not be used on partially erupted teeth, or teeth that are very crowded. However, Invisalign® is very popular with both adults and teenagers.
You should first visit your London-based dentist for a consultation before deciding if Invisalign® is right for you. Following a complete examination and a careful analysis, the dentist will take alginate impressions of your mouth and have your impressions poured in white plaster in the laboratory. Next, these study models will be scanned using a computer. This technical computer will plan your tooth movements and a succession of 12-48 clear plastic aligners will be fabricated and sent back to your Invisalign® dentist’s office. Your dentist will then give you the first set of aligners and teach you how to snap them into place. You’ll probably say “it does not fit right.” The explanation for this is that the plastic aligner is made to fit the new position that your teeth are going to approximate. After several days of wearing this plastic aligner your teeth will move to where the aligner is guiding them. Following this movement, your teeth will be allowed to rest and allow time for your oral bone to help set these teeth into where they have been guided. Then, after a few weeks, you will visit your dentist to get your new plastic aligner, and place it onto your teeth where it will not fit again, and so on and so forth, until your teeth are positioned into their final wanted set-up. Most likely, you will visit your dentist’s office once a month, so that they may check your progress and perform modifications.