In recent years, the number of people undergoing teeth straightening treatment has considerably increased. Whether they didn’t get the chance to correct their crooked teeth as children or simply because they want their smiles to look better, adults are increasingly exploring their teeth straightening options. However, a lot of them still hesitate to wear traditional braces due to cosmetic considerations.
The good news is that patients now have more options when it comes to braces. In St John’s Wood quite a few dental practices, including Aura Dental, offer teeth straightening with invisible braces, an innovative teeth straightening system that helps straighten out teeth effectively and, above all, discreetly.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
Invisible braces by Invisalign refer to a series of almost invisible, removable, smooth, plastic aligners that help move teeth into their right positions over a specific period of time. Invisible braces in St John’s Wood can treat most spacing and alignment problems created by crooked and crowded teeth. Invisalign is also effective at treating different bite problems including underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
Invisible braces are custom made using 3D technology, which allows the dentist to precisely chart how patients’ teeth will progress during treatment. The aligners have to be worn for at least 2 weeks before shifting onto the next set. Total treatment time ranges between 9 and 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during this time ranges from 18 to 30. However, these numbers can differ for each individual patient.
Benefits of Invisible Braces
Invisible braces have many benefits over traditional metal braces. The most obvious advantage, and the reason why people prefer it over fixed metal braces, is their discreet appearance. Invisible braces are made of transparent plastic making them hard to spot by the untrained observer.
Furthermore, while traditional braces take 12 to 24 months, invisible braces can have a much shorter time frame for treatment. Invisible braces are removable and can be taken out for brushing and eating, as well as attending special occasions. However, patients must wear them for at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.
Finally, invisible braces are comfortable thanks for their smooth plastic design. They fit snugly over the teeth and gums for minimal discomfort.