The world of orthodontics has gone through quite an amazing transition over the past 30 years in central Leeds. It’s no longer all about metal braces and years of pipe-work in your mouth because there are some incredible upstarts come over from America to challenge the old ideas of fixed braces, one of which is a aligner based treatment called Invisalign- this really does push the boundaries when it comes to teeth alignment. For a start, it works faster than traditional braces, which is already a bonus; it is also removable, an incredible advantage, so it’s brushing and eating as normal. But probably the most outrageous thing about this aligner is that it is invisible: made from a clear plastic, it can barely be seen when fitted into the mouth- and therein lies the biggest issue for brace wearers in the past, the look. However it isn’t for everyone and will not overcome serious orthodontic problems: metal braces can. For whatever you may hate about metal braces, they can overcome the most serious of teeth problems as they can be built bespoke for your mouth and cope with the most complex orthodontic challenges- Invisalign can’t do this. Yes the metal may look unsightly and yes, they may be a nuisance to clean, but they work slowly and precisely, and will deliver superb results in the end…..they are also far cheaper.