Invisalign clear aligners have gained much popularity in recent years, since they area simple, painless system that allows patients to straighten their teeth gently and effectively using a series of almost invisible mouth-guard like trays that snap over the teeth. Invisalign is a modern approach to teeth realignment, using custom-made aligners, which are unique for each patient.
Invisalign aligners are very convenient and are easily removed for eating, flossing, and brushing the teeth. They are a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, specifically designed with self-conscious adults in mind. Invisalign invisible braces in Barnsley are offered by many dental practices, such as PDC Dental.
How Invisalign Works
The dentist begins treatment with Invisalign by taking a precise impression of the patient’s teeth. Patients are consulted on their preferred outcomes such as the ideal final position of their teeth by taking into account cosmetic and functional considerations. Once the measurements are complete, the dentist will send them to the Invisalign laboratory where the aligners will be created.
Using 3D imaging technology, the dentist can show the patient each step of the path their teeth will take with the aligners. Though treatment for each patient differs, most patients go through 10-25 sets of aligners. Each aligners is worn for two weeks approximately, after which it needs to be changed for the next one in the series, until all of them have been used. Each set of aligners will gently move the teeth towards their correct position with minimum interference and discomfort.
Though Invisalign invisible braces in Barnsley do not require frequent adjustments, patients are encouraged to visit the dentist every few weeks to ensure that the treatments is going as planned.
Benefits of Invisalign Invisible Braces
Admittedly, invisibility is the biggest advantage of Invisalign. Since the aligners are clear and barely visible, they barely interfere with the daily activities of patients. Moreover, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and they are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and gums without hurting soft tissue. Finally, Invisalign braces can be removed, therefore eating and brushing the teeth while in treatment has never been easier.