Removable braces offer a convenient alternative to fixed braces in the city of Leeds and often, they are also very discreet. Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular clear brace systems and millions of people all over the world have already benefited from this amazing treatment. If you’d like to be next in line to enjoy a stunning, straight smile, call us now!
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign employs a different method of straightening the teeth to traditional braces, as it uses a sequence of appliances, rather than a single brace. Each patient is given a set of bespoke aligners at the beginning of their treatment and these aligners are worn in a set order; each one is slightly different to allow room for movement. The aligners generate low-friction forces, which move the teeth over time. Each aligner works for 2 weeks and is then replace with the next appliance in the series until treatment ends.
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s extremely important that they are worn for the recommended time each day; if they are left out for long periods of time, this can affect the efficacy of treatment. Ideally, you should try to keep your aligners in for at least 22 hours per day.
What are the benefits of removable braces?
There are many advantages of removable braces and they tend to make life much easier than wearing traditional fixed braces; you don’t have to adapt the way you eat or the foods you include in your diet, you can eat with greater confidence in front of other people and you brush your teeth in the normal way. Sometimes, wearing braces can increase the risk of oral health problems, such as decay, but with removable braces, this is not the case, as you can brush your teeth thoroughly and it’s very easy to keep the braces clean. Removable races also give you a greater sense of freedom and you have more control over your treatment.