What is Invisalign Luton and how does it work?

Here at Vogue Dental Care, we pride ourselves on offering the best possible range of treatments to help our patients enjoy the smile they have always dreamed of. Invisalign Luton is just one of those treatments, and it is a popular choice because it delivers great results and comes with a range of benefits. Here, we explain what it is and how it works, as well as exploring some of the benefits that the patient can expect to enjoy.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Luton is a form of braces used for straightening teeth that are crooked, protruding or generally misaligned. It is made up of trays of transparent super soft plastic that are fitted over the teeth. These trays are also referred to as aligners.

How does it work?

The first step for the patient who is considering getting clear braces is to make an appointment with us. We assess our patients on an individual basis and can determine if this treatment is the best option. If we agree that invisible braces are the solution that will give the patient the results that they are looking for, then we will take impressions of the teeth to start the process.

The impressions are used to create aligners that match the teeth of the patient exactly. Therefore, these braces are tailor made for each individual candidate. The fact that they fit the mouth perfectly makes them very comfortable to wear.

The patient is given a new set of aligners every few weeks, and each set exerts a small amount of pressure on targeted teeth. In this way, the teeth are gently moved into the most desirable position.

Can the braces be removed?

Yes, this is one of the advantages of clear braces. They should be taken out for eating and drinking any beverage apart from water. However, if they are to be as effective as possible, they must be worn for most of the time every day. This includes during sleep. The fact that they are customised for the patient and composed of plastic that is very soft means that they are comfortable enough to wear for the majority of every 24-hour period, ideally around 22 hours.

Keeping clean

It is important that the patient is vigilant about their oral hygiene during treatment. The teeth should be brushed after each meal, so that any traces of food debris have been removed before the braces are put back in. If this is not done, then bits of food can become trapped between the teeth and the aligners and cause bad breath and decay.

It is also vital to keep the trays clean. They can be cleansed with water and the toothbrush, and this should be done each time the teeth are brushed. It is also possible to buy specialist cleaning kits for clear braces.

Invisible and quick

One of the most common reasons for these braces being such a popular choice is the fact that they are invisible. The patient can get on with normal life without feeling self-conscious or having to explain to anyone that they are having treatment. Invisalign is often a quick process, usually delivering results after a matter of months rather than years which can be the case with some other teeth straightening methods.