Although there are many techniques that orthodontists can use to straighten teeth, Invisalign offers Manchester patients a radically new approach. For those looking to get away from the conventional bracket and wiring style of standard braces, Manchester residents really should consider Invisalign as a form of teeth straightening, and here’s why…
Improved overall appearance
Let’s face it, conventional metal style braces in Manchester aren’t exactly known for their discretion. You may have worn them yourself as a child or you probably know someone else that did. Either way, it was glaringly obvious that this type of brace was far from discreet as whenever the person smiled all you saw was a mouth full of metal. For this reason they’re not ideal, especially if as an adult you’re looking for something a little less obtrusive. Conversely Invisalign fits the bill perfectly. Because treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners which fit over the teeth like a gum shield, Invisalign offers Manchester adults the chance to undergo continuing orthodontic treatment without any unsightly brackets or wiring. This means that they won’t feel awkward or embarrassed when interacting with other people.
Although there are other removable brace systems on the market such as the Inman Aligner, they’re not as convenient as Invisalign aligners which are designed specifically to easily slip on and off over the teeth. Why are removable brace systems deemed advantageous over the fixed variety? In a word hygiene. Often with clear or metal style fixed braces, tiny food particles can become lodged in between the wiring, making the area difficult to access with a toothbrush. Failure to eradicate food particles or debris from the teeth can result in plaque build up. If left, the bacteria contained within plaque can attack the gum, leading to gum disease. Conversely dental patients who opt for Invisalign are instructed to remove their aligners when eating and cleaning teeth, therefore lessening the chance of gum disease.
As with any braces, Manchester residents will need time to get used to wearing them and Invisalign are no exception. However unlike most other styles of braces, they don’t include any sharp edges or brackets, which may in some cases cause prolonged discomfort, especially if they’re not fitted correctly. Instead, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic which is both smooth and comfortable.
Tackles a whole host of dental problems
Some orthodontic treatments (particularly the accelerated kind) such as C-Fast, 6 Month Smiles, and Secret Smiles, are designed to treat just the visible upper and lower teeth that can be seen when the patient smiles. Although they may be the perfect solution for those simply looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile, they aren’t designed to tackle more complex dental cases. Invisalign, on the other hand, are designed to treat a whole host of dental problems.
Finally, because Invisalign aligners involve undergoing computerised treatment planning everything is mapped out virtually. Since everything is meticulously planned it does away with the ‘suck it and see’ approach that other orthodontic treatments have. This means that both the patient and the dentist should know exactly how long their treatment needs to be to achieve the desired results and how their teeth should look at various stages along the way.
As you can see, Invisalign offers Manchester patients 5 great advantages over other types of braces in Manchester, so if you’d like to find out more information about these or indeed any other type of braces, Manchester based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk today and take the first step towards restoring your great looking smile.