The sight of a mouth full of fixed metal bracket and wire braces is not a particularly attractive one, and for many teenagers in such a difficult emotional time, can be the source of much embarrassment. This could affect confidence and emotional development at a crucial time in their lives, which is exactly the thinking behind the designers of the Invisalign orthodontic straightening system.
Invisalign is a clear plastic brace about one millimetre thick, designed especially for each patient. Each retainer-like brace is worn for about three weeks before it is replaced with another, with slight adjustments. Over the course of the treatment, this will gradually manipulate the teeth and move them into the desired position. In total, about 25 to 30 retainers are needed on average for a full treatment. This means that treatment with Invisalign is about six months shorter than the average fixed brace treatment.
However, the length of treatment is not the main advantage of the Invisalign brace. But the fact it is almost completely invisible when in the mouth most certainly is. All the aesthetic compromise usually required for wearing a brace is no longer necessary as many Invisalign users straighten their teeth without anyone even knowing they wear a brace. This is one of the main reasons why Invisalign braces are so popular with teenage patients.
Another reason is the fact that they are also completely removable so can be taken out for eating and teeth cleaning. This means they have a significantly reduced oral hygiene impact than fixed braces, which can leave stains or clean patches when removed.
Invisalign braces from Braintree dentists are revolutionising the world of orthodontics. If you or your child is likely to require braces, ask your dentist about Invisalign braces and straighten your teeth without the sacrifice. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.