What are invisible braces and why do people want them?

Is it really possible to correct your teeth and treat conditions such as overbites, underbites, gapped teeth and more invisibly? Here at Vogue Dental Care, we say yes! We are offering an array of treatments for your orthodontic needs including Invisible braces in Luton.

Clear or invisible?

There is a difference between clear and invisible braces. Traditional clear fixed braces work much the same as standard braces. They have clear fittings, but are still connected by a wire which allows your dentist to manipulate your teeth gradually by pulling them back into the correct position over a period of time.

How do treatments using invisible braces in Luton such as Invisalign differ? These are braces that fit over your teeth. Your braces are custom made for your mouth to ensure a personalised treatment plan. Over the course of your treatment plan the braces are replaced, gradually aligning your teeth bit by bit.

How do invisible braces work?

These types of braces appear much like a retainer. They are custom made for your teeth and are changed at regular intervals. Each new set of braces is slightly different to the last, gradually moving your teeth into their desired position by exerting gentle pressure.

Will they work for you?

When you receive your Invisible braces in Luton you need to remember that they must be left in for a minimum of 22 hours a day and removed when eating or drinking anything other than cold water. As a result, you will need to be strict with yourself. If you aren’t then the treatment could take longer then expected and even reduce the effectiveness of your results.

What can you do to help?

As mentioned already you will have to commit to wearing these braces, but rest assured they are barely noticeable, with many claiming that others didn’t even notice they were wearing them at all. You should remove the braces while eating and brush your teeth thoroughly following a meal. If you fail to brush your teeth, food and bacteria can build up in and around your teeth and braces. You should floss regularly also. While wearing your braces you should never drink anything other than cold water or you risk distorting them and negatively affecting the results of your treatment.

Will I speak differently while wearing the braces?

At first, you may experience a slight change to the way you speak. This should not affect you long term as you get used to the shape and feel of your new braces. You will find your speech quickly goes back to normal.

Do they hurt?

This is an important question as many people are scared of the dentist. Here at Vogue Dental Care we are aware of the reputation dentists have. We aim to make everyone feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving their treatments. Your braces may take some getting used to, they are a new feature in your mouth after all and new can be strange. That being said although some mild discomfort may be experienced initially, these types of braces are almost painless and provide minimal discomfort over the course of your treatment.