For many years dentists have been trying to create an invisible brace that provides the same level of straightening power as a fixed metal brace. There have been many attempts but they never produced results as good as using the traditional brace methods. That is until now, with the recent development of Invisalign. This is an invisible brace system that really works, straightening the teeth with little or no visual impact upon the wearer.
Invisalign works by using a series of one-millimetre thick plastic retainers. Each one is worn for a period of about three weeks before being replaced. Each retainer is specially designed to make small adjustments to the teeth, moving teeth into line over the course of treatment. The average time for straightening is eighteen months, incredibly, six months shorter than traditional braces.
Obviously the major advantage of Invisalign is the discretion. When in the mouth, it is almost impossible to tell that the patient is wearing the braces unless standing very close up. This is a major bonus for patients in their difficult teenage years or even young professionals keen to get that winning smile without metal braces. Invisalign braces can also be taken out, as they are completely removable. This means the teeth can easily be cleaned, another draw back of fixed bracket braces.
Invisalign braces from a Bath dentist may be slightly more expensive than traditional braces but they are almost certainly worth the extra cost, especially if you have ever experienced the pain and embarrassment of old fashioned braces. If your child needs braces, why not ask a Bath dentist if they are suitable for Invisalign and let them straighten their teeth the discreet way.