Braces can often be a very scary prospect for a teenager. The adolescent years are very difficult at the best of times so anything that can make you stand out from the crowd or attract negative attention can be very traumatic. This was often the case with the old style metal braces, which, let’s be honest, were hardly the most conspicuous of designs.
Thankfully, over the past ten years or so, a number of new orthodontic treatments have sprung up offering patients an alternative to wearing fixed braces. This has included the Inman aligner with its super-fats results, and Six Month Braces with their tooth coloured wires and brackets. However, one treatment stands out as the most efficient when it comes to discreet treatment.
Invisalign braces are made from one-millimetre thick clear plastic, which is almost impossible to see when in the mouth. This means that it is now possible to have your teeth straightened without anybody ever knowing. Not only is this a bonus for younger patients but also for older, professional patients who want to have straighter teeth without having to face the stigma of wearing braces in the workplace.
Not only are the Invisalign braces discreet, they are also fast-acting, with treatment being on average six-months shorter than with traditional braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of removable retainer braces over the course of the treatment each making a slight adjustment to the teeth. In all about twenty-five retainers are needed but this can vary according to individual needs. The fact that they are removable also means that the teeth are easier to clean and that they can be taken out for important occasions and sport. Ask a City of London dentist for more information.