Invisalign braces have become very popular among adult patients over the last decade. This is because, unlike children and young teenagers, are more self-conscious of their appearance and don’t much enjoy the idea of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to their smile.
Invisalign, on the other hand, is an innovative treatment that works just like metal braces to help move teeth into their correct position over a prescribed period of time. However, unlike metal braces, this is done discreet
ly with the aid of custom-made, transparent, removable aligners. In West Malling, Invisalign is offered by many dental practices, including One Smile Oral Care.
But do Invisalign aligners actually live up to the hype? Here are a few reasons why Invisalign is so popular and some of the benefits it offers to adult patients.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatment is not for everyone. While most adults and teenagers are good candidates for the treatments, patients with severely misaligned teeth cannot benefit from Invisalign in West Malling.Patients who have consulted a dentist and choose to move forward with treatment,will have scans of their teeth takenin order for the dentist to create a unique treatment plan. They will then send this plan to Invisalign for them to make the custom aligners.
Once the aligners are made, patients will have to wear each set for approximately two weeks and then move to the next one in the series. Over time, the aligners will gradually move the teeth to their expected locations. Unlike treatment with metal braces, Invisalign patients do not have to visit the dentist regularly for adjustments. Treatment time is different for each patient, however, most patients have their teeth straightened with Invisalign in 18 months or less.
Invisalign has many benefits, the most important of which is invisibility. What many working professionals or busy adults want to straighten their teeth without visible brackets and wires. Invisalign offers this option. Moreover, Invisalign aligners are removable and they can be taken out for eating and cleaning the teeth. This is very convenient, since a patient’s routine doesn’t have to change in the slightest.