Primarily designed with the cosmetic improvement of the position of the front teeth in mind, invisible braces are a series of clear plastic orthodontic aligners which guide the teeth from their present to the desired position.
How does it work?
Believe it or not, your teeth are always moving, albeit minutely. Each aligner exerts gentle pressure upon the tooth/teeth in the direction in which you would like it/them to move. Once the tooth/teeth has moved to the correct position, the next aligner in the series is worn, and so on until the desired smile is achieved. A retainer is then worn nightly to maintain the position of the teeth to prevent relapse.
Who does it work for?
Provided you are dentally fit and have good oral hygiene, you could consider using invisible braces. Suitability depends several other factors such as the degree of overcrowding of your teeth, your bite and jaw relationship etc. We offer a free, no obligation initial assessment to all of our patients who are considering invisible braces, so feel free to come and chat.
So, why Invisible Braces?
Many people are discouraged from the idea of orthodontic treatment because traditional methods are associated with having metal brackets bonded to teeth and connected by wires. The phrase ‘train tracks’ is often heard! Whilst not a substitute for conventional fixed appliances, invisible braces can emulate much of what they achieve, without the undesired appearance of metal components. They can be removed whenever desired, say for important social events or speaking engagements. The fact that they are removable also allows excellent standards of oral hygiene to be maintained.