New to the World of Adult Orthodontics? A Brief and Simplified Guide to Invisalign

Orthodontics

Have you grown up thinking you left it too late to straighten your teeth?

Many people have been told that once you reach the age of 15, it is no longer plausible to straighten teeth. While this may have been true 15 years ago, thanks to the invention and evolution of adult based aligners, you now can achieve a straighter smile in your 20’s and beyond!

As your dentist will tell you, there are different types of braces available for adult orthodontics. If you have a more complex case, you will need to wear the traditional metal brace. But, there are more discreet options available too, such as invisible and clear braces in Sheffield.

And as you can imagine, there are different braces to choose from within these groups, such as the world-famous Invisalign aligner.

If you have never heard of these infamous clear braces from Sheffield, read on for a quick summary and guide to what they are and how they work.

What is Invisalign?

Defined as either invisible or clear braces near Sheffield, Invisalign is a set of aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth, and gently push them into a new position.

It is popular due to its discretion, its ease of use, and its comfort. It also requires no tightening to straighten your teeth, so there are fewer dental appointments to attend. Perfect!

How does it work?

Your dentist will assess your suitability for Invisalign by checking that your overall dental health is in good shape.

Then using a 3D scanner, they will take a detailed image of your teeth and send this away for your aligners to be made. Once in your mouth, you will need to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20 hours a day. Invisalign gently pushes your teeth through the use of the shaped plastic tray, meaning it is easier and more discreet than other braces.

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What are its benefits over other braces?

Aside from the ones already mentioned, there are many more! You can track your progress with Invisalign using an app, designed to be used with smartphones, allowing your dentist to assess how the brace is working. And, as it is removable, you can take it out to eat food or to brush your teeth. Just make sure you wear it for the time as stated by your dental team.

Who is suitable for it?

Almost everyone! Provided that you are 18 years old and over, have good overall dental health, and have a mild to moderate misalignment that you want to have corrected, you will probably be a perfect candidate for Invisalign.

Take to your dentist to see if you can benefit from this impressive aligner.

What’s the catch?

There isn’t one! While the price tag for this brace may seem high, many dental surgeries will be able to offer suitable patients credit, allowing you to spread the cost over several months. Apart from that, Invisalign does what it promises with no unneeded hassle!