How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Invisible braces have taken the world by storm, but what’s so good about them and how do they work?

About invisible braces

One of the main reasons people used to put off having orthodontic treatment was the prospect of wearing highly visible, unattractive braces. Today, patients can enjoy treatment without this concern, thanks to amazing invisible braces, like Invisalign.

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system, which offers a solution for all those patients who dread the thought of showing off a metal brace every time they smile. With Invisalign, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without anyone else even knowing you’re having treatment because the braces are made entirely from clear plastic. Invisalign aligners slide onto the teeth in a similar way to a gum shield and once they are in position, they are virtually impossible to detect. This means you can do presentations at work, sit in interviews and enjoy social occasions without any anxiety related to what you look like or how you come across.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign adopts a different approach to other orthodontic systems in that it uses a series of appliances, rather than a single brace. Each patient is presented with a set of custom-fit aligners, which work in a set sequence. The aligners are made based on a personalised treatment plan, which is created using the latest imaging software.

Each aligner is slightly different and this allows room for the teeth to move. The aligners gently encourage the teeth to move into position and by the time you take the final aligner out, your teeth should look amazing.

The treatment process is simple and hassle-free. You wear the aligners in order, replacing each one after two weeks. It is best to remove the aligners when you eat and brush your teeth, but you should take care to ensure the aligners are in place for a minimum of 21 hours per day.

The advantages of Invisalign

There are lots of benefits to be enjoyed with Invisalign, from amazingly discreet aesthetics and improved confidence to impressive results, convenience and a lower risk of oral health problems. With Invisalign, you can enjoy treatment in secret and get a beautiful smile without having to adapt your normal day to day routine. You can eat, drink and brush your teeth just as you used to and you don’t have to worry about what other people think of your braces or how you look.

If you like the sound of Invisalign, why not call us and book a consultation?