Your Introduction to Invisalign Braces

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Invisalign braces are all the rage in the world of private dentistry nowadays. You might’ve seen them on some of your friends, and even on some well-known celebrities, and might be wondering just what they are, and how they differ from regular braces, exactly.

Well, we’re here to give you the long and short of it, and answer all your questions about Invisalign braces.

What are Invisalign braces?

As their name suggests, Invisalign braces are pretty much invisible braces. At least, that’s the simplified definition. Invisalign braces are a corrective orthodontic treatment that restores the proper formation and alignment of your teeth without the use of traditional metallic braces. This makes them less noticeable, and so less likely to cause embarrassment or self-esteem issues to the wearer.

The Invisalign braces are actually a customized set of clear dentures that are fitted over your teeth, and that are fully removable at any point in the day. Of course, this is still a medical treatment, and in order for it to work, you will need to wear your Invisalign braces for a suitable period of time, and only take them off when necessary (for instance, while eating).

What are the braces made of, and how?

Invisalign braces are made from a special BPA-free plastic that is molded during an initial consultation to fit your exact requirements. After your orthodontist has obtained your exact measurements, they will create your braces, and have you return for the initial fitting.

Our Bourne End Dental specialists will also talk you through every step of the way, to ensure that your treatment plan is in alignment with your dental goals.

How long should you wear the braces for?

On average, Invisalign treatments take about a year to see the desired results, but the specific amount of time you will need to wear your braces will be determined during your initial consultation.

As you wear your clear braces, your teeth will begin to rearrange themselves, causing the plastic braces themselves to loosen, over time (since your denture no longer has the shape they were first fitted to).

Usually, the Invisalign process is adjustable and progressive, but this may depend on the state of your teeth. For instance, if they need heavy realignment, you may have to go through multiple sets of braces that are continuously adjusted to fit your dental progress.

Once you begin your Invisalign journey, you will have an appointment with your orthodontist once every six weeks to make sure you don’t need any extra adjustments.

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign braces are a wildly popular option to traditional metal braces because they offer improved comfort to the wearer. It’s easy to eat or clean your teeth with Invisalign, without endangering your teeth realignment process.

Invisalign is also a vast improvement, appearance-wise, since the clear set of braces makes it difficult for others to even tell you’re wearing braces. In the end, you will need an orthodontic consultation to determine whether or not Invisalign braces are the best option for you!