Invisible braces have taken the world of orthodontics by storm, as they provide an incredible solution for all those people who want a straighter smile but are worried about the way they will look during the treatment process. Braces have been used for decades, but many people are wary of having orthodontic treatment because they associate it with having to wear unsightly, painful braces for months on end. However, invisible braces straighten the teeth without anyone else even knowing that you are wearing braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the leading invisible brace system, which involves a series of clear, plastic aligners, which are shaped differently to encourage the teeth to move into position. The patient wears the aligners for a fortnight and then moves on to the next in the series until treatment is finished. The aligners are removable, but they have to be worn for at least 21 hours per day in order to ensure maximum efficacy.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The major benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are invisible, meaning that nobody will even know that you are wearing braces and you won’t be able to see them when you smile. Invisalign aligners are also removable, which means that you can take them out for special occasions and to eat, drink and brush your teeth. Fixed braces can be very difficult to clean, which increases the risk of gum disease and decay. Invisalign aligners are also designed to be very comfortable.
If you want to find out more about invisible braces in Leeds, contact us to arrange a consultation.