Unlike metal style braces, or clear fixed braces Manchester, Invisalign offers Manchester patients the chance to opt for the most contemporary braces Manchester clinics have. Despite the fact that they’re considerably more expensive than more conventional orthodontic treatments, many patients are swayed by their advantages. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
As the name suggests Invisalign braces are about as discreet as braces can be. Instead of a conventional bracket and wiring style fixing that most people associate with orthodontic treatment, Invisalign offers an alternative ‘aligner style’ solution. Here a series of unique and interchangeable plastic aligners are worn over the teeth rather like a gum shield. They work in exactly the same principle as other brace systems, in that they coax the teeth back into their correct position, by applying gentle and continual pressure. However because the plastic aligners negate the need for visible fixings, they’re incredibly discreet. Therefore for adults who feel self conscious about having a mouth full of metal, Invisalign offers Manchester patients an ideal solution.
They’re easily removable
Unlike conventional metal braces or clear fixed braces Manchester, Invisalign aligners are easily removable. They’re designed this way so that patients can take them out when eating and cleaning their teeth. One of the issues with fixed-style brace systems is that food particles can get lodged in between the fixings, and wearing them can also make it difficult to clean and floss teeth properly and thoroughly. That said, Invisalign braces still need to be worn for around 22 hours a day to be effective. However because of their ease of removal, patients do need a certain amount of will-power if they’re going to get the best out of the treatment.
Less time consuming
Metal style braces, and many clear fixed braces for that matter, usually need adjusting every 2-3 weeks. Normally this is done back at the dental practice. On the contrary, when a patient needs to swap their existing aligner for the next one in the sequence, it can easily be carried out at home by the wearer. Ultimately this means that instead of dental visits every 2-3 weeks, Invisalign patients only need to visit the dentist every 5-6 weeks for ongoing check-ups, so it’s far less time consuming.
Unlikely to cause irritation
Metal style braces in Manchester often contain sharp parts which can irritate the gum. This is why a wearer might have to return to the clinic when first fitted to get it right. Conversely, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic with no sharp edges, so they offer a more comfortable wearing experience.
As you can see Invisalign offers Manchester patients a refreshing alternative to metal braces and clear fixed braces Manchester. So if you’d like to try a different approach to conventional orthodontic braces, Manchester patients can come and talk to us about Invisalign. To book a no-obligation consultation you can ether contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. Remember don’t let your crooked teeth zap your confidence. Start the ball rolling towards restoring your great looking smile today.