Metal braces have been the stalwart of teeth straightening for many years now. Although they are always effective they can cause discomfort for patients who find them unsightly and yet have to wear them for several years. This could be especially difficult for teenagers who already experience enough social awkwardness with a mouth full of metal as well. Thankfully there are new options available for teeth straightening.
The clear material that Invisalign braces are made from will eliminate that feeling of social awkwardness as even your closest friends will barely notice that there is anything in your mouth. They lose nothing in effectiveness by being see through however. They are individually made to fit the unique shape of your mouth and this can be done quickly, using digital imaging technology, rather than dental putty and moulds.
Invisalign braces need to be worn for at least twenty two hours a day but you can take them out whenever you need to, perhaps at meal times or if you have an important social occasion. Even if your do choose to wear them during meal times they are easily cleaned. This is a vast improvement on metal braces whose wires and brackets were a magnet for food to get trapped in and could be most awkward to clean.
Invisalign braces are simply replaced as and when you need them so there is no tightening involved. The new one you receive will just be slightly tight so that the adjustment process of your teeth continues. If your West London dentist is registered with Invisalign you can have a free consultation to see if it is the right choice for you. Take the first step towards a brilliant, straight smile.