In the past, the only real option when considering straightening your teeth was to have traditional fixed braces. Although these braces are a tried and tested method of getting straighter teeth, they have their drawbacks.
Here at Vogue Dental Care in Luton, Invisalign is offered as an alternative to traditional fixed braces. Many people may have heard of this innovative treatment. It’s renowned for its ease of use and flexibility.
Invisalign fits around your lifestyle, rather than getting the way of it, as traditional braces can.
Re-thinking teeth straightening
In Luton, Invisalign works on the same principle as traditional braces. Both treatments apply gentle pressure to the teeth to reposition them over time. And that is where the similarities end. Traditional braces rely on metal brackets and wires that are securely fitted to the teeth and adjusted to encourage the teeth to move.
Invisalign doesn’t use metal components. The treatment consists of a series of custom-moulded tooth trays that are slightly different in shape from one to the next. It is this slight difference in shape that encourages the teeth to gently move into alignment over time.
The whole treatment is planned before it starts because the plastic trays need to be manufactured ahead of time. When you have received your aligners you’ll only need to return to the dentist every six to eight weeks for them to check on your progress.
Because the aligners are made from a smooth plastic, they are much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. They are also almost completely invisible as they are made from transparent plastic.
Invisalign aligners also benefit from being removable, making them much more practical. When it comes to care of your dental hygiene you simply remove the aligners and go about cleaning your teeth as usual. This also makes mealtimes much less of a hassle. If you had traditional braces as a teenager, you’ll remember what a pain it was to clean out the brackets and wires after each meal. With Invisalign, you simply remove the aligners and eat!
If you’re looking for a tooth straightening option that fits around your lifestyle, then Invisalign could be for you.