Are you fed up with having crooked teeth but don’t want to wear braces? If so, then read on.
It is very likely that there are thousands of people in the UK who live with a crooked set of teeth which they are unhappy with. Despite the success rate of orthodontic treatments, many patients still choose to live with their teeth as they are, rather than having to wear ‘braces’ for a long period of time.
We do understand this as braces as many people understand them, can be highly visible and for some, a little uncomfortable too.
There are also additional dental risks when you wear regular braces. The wires and brackets that are used in this treatment are a potential trap for food and bacteria which can be notoriously difficult to remove given the additional effort required to keep teeth and gums clean when you wear braces.
Whilst people might be prepared to tolerate wearing braces for short periods of time to correct minor cosmetic problems, they may be less keen to do so when a lengthier treatment time is needed for more significant correction.
This is where a revolutionary method of teeth straightening comes into its own in the form of Invisalign orthodontics. This orthodontic system offers a great way to gently straighten crooked teeth, something which can often take a year or more, without the disadvantages of traditional wire and bracket type braces.
Although Invisalign orthodontics work in the same way as traditional braces, by gently exerting pressure over a period of time, encouraging the teeth towards their correct position, it does so using an entirely different method. Patients will no longer have to worry about having wires around their teeth which can both look and feel a little strange. Instead, Invisalign uses near-invisible ‘trays’ which fit directly over your teeth.
What are Invisalign trays?