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Invisalign Q and A

Here at Vogue Dental Care, we offer a wide range of options when it comes to getting the perfect smile.  One of the most popular of those options is Invisalign Luton.  It is a treatment that boasts a lot of advantages, and which delivers great results.  Here, we explain what it involves and then answer some of the questions that often pop up with people who are considering invisible braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Luton is a means of straightening the teeth.  It comprises a set of trays that fit over the teeth.  These trays are also referred to as aligners.  The aligners are custom made to fit each patient and are swapped every few weeks for a new set as the position of the teeth changes.  Each set helps to gently move the teeth into the best position until the treatment is complete.

Does it hurt?

Invisalign Luton is one of the most comfortable ways to correct the position of the teeth.  This is due to the fact that the aligners are tailored to the individual, which means that they are a perfect fit.  In addition, they are made from a type of plastic that is super soft and flexible.  This means that they are easy to wear.

There may be minimal discomfort when the treatment is first begun, and when the aligners are swapped for a new set.  However, this is easily remedied by taking readily available painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

How long does it take?

The length of time that is needed for treatment varies between patients, so it is important to discuss expectations with us before getting started.  However, clear braces are one of the quickest means of correcting misaligned teeth.  In many cases, they have done their job within a matter of months.  This compares very favourably with other forms of teeth straightening, such as traditional braces.

How are the braces cleaned?

There is no complicated cleaning regime during the use of invisible braces.  It is simply a matter of keeping the teeth and gums clean with the usual twice daily brushing and flossing once per day.  The aligners themselves can be kept in good condition using just water and a toothbrush.

Do people know when these braces are on?

One of the biggest advantages of clear braces is that they are completely invisible.  This means that if the patient does not want to reveal to others that they are having their teeth straightened, then there is absolutely no need to do so.

Can they be taken out?

Yes, as the aligners are not a permanent fixture within the mouth.  They are designed to be removed for eating and at other times when absolutely necessary.  However, it is worth bearing in mind that the patient should be careful not to remove them too often.  The braces should be worn for most of the time every day, including during sleep.  If this does not happen, then the results at the end of treatment may not be as good as expected.