Is there real­ly such as thing as invis­i­ble braces?

Adults who are considering teeth straightening will very often be concerned by how visible their braces will be – and Invisalign offers an excellent solution.

Discreet treatment, fast results and minimal interruption to routine are very often important factors to adult orthodontic patients.

With hectic family lives and professional careers these concerns are understandable and Invisalign goes a long way to addressing these concerns with a product that is certainly discreet and effective.

The transparent aligners that are used during Invisalign treatment are so subtle that they could be referred to as being ‘invisible braces’ in the sense that they are see through.

In considering discreet braces for adults, Invisalign would often be a number one choice thanks to their transparent design, which minimises their appearance very effectively.

However, with Invisalign it is not all about looks – this teeth straightening treatment is also highly effective.

Looking for discreet braces? Choose Invisalign

Invisalign treatment works through the use of individual, clear aligners that are worn over the top of the teeth. Made from bespoke moulds these fit the patient’s teeth perfectly and are formulated to gradually move the teeth over time.

To this end the aligners are regularly replaced with the support of your dentist until you reach the end of your treatment.

By being a clear mould that fits over the teeth, Invisalign offers an almost invisible solution for teeth straightening without any need to wear the fixed braces commonly associated with teeth straightening and orthodontics.

How is Invisalign different to other braces?

By fitting over the teeth rather than being fixed to the teeth, Invisalign offers a very different method of teeth straightening.

As well as being more discreet, there are a number of benefits to Invisalign treatment. Patients are able to remove the Invisalign aligners to eat – in fact they must be removed while eating – allowing you to continue to eat the foods that you enjoy without worrying about the effect on your braces.

However, Invisalign aligners must be worn for a total of 22 hours a day to work to their most effective.

The design of Invisalign aligners also minimises any damage that could be caused to the teeth or mouth as there are no permanent fixtures. As the aligners are made from moulds taken from the patient’s mouth the aligners are fitted closely and accurately to the teeth. This ensures discomfort is always kept to a minimum.

How long will I have to wear Invisalign aligners?

Along with being flexible, comfortable and discreet, Invisalign teeth straightening treatment also delivers fast and efficient results.

Although each case must be treated on its own merits, Invisalign treatment usually takes between 12 and 18 months, however this could be shorter or longer.

Blackheath Dental Practice offers a number of teeth straightening solutions for adult patients, including Invisalign.

To discuss which treatment is best for you – and to find out if you are suitable for Invisalign treatment – make an appointment to speak to one of the dentists at Blackheath Dental Practice