When the majority of people first see Invisalign braces UK, they wonder how on earth they straighten teeth. After all, there’s no brackets or wiring involved, and as such, they’ll hold up just one of a series of aligner style clear braces with a bewildered look. It’s at this point that we show them a selection of Invisalign braces before and after pictures and explain that it is in fact, a series of custom-made aligners that work together to complete the smile.
Here’s how Invisalign braces UK works…
With all brace systems teeth are moved using physiological forces, and clear aligners are no exception. Whether that’s with the ‘pull‘ of arch wires threaded through teeth-mounted brackets, or the ‘push‘ of flexible acrylic aligners, applied gentle pressure in any direction should move teeth. With conventional braces, it’s the flexing of the tightened wire as it tries to return to its original position that shifts the teeth. Similarly, with clear braces, it’s the flexing of the plastic over the surface of the teeth that achieves exactly the same results.
That said, just as with arch wires, each aligner or tray can only move the teeth a certain distance. This is based on the makeup and physiological structure of the tooth, while also taking into account factors such as blood vessel and nerve migration. In other words, the further the teeth need to move, the greater number of trays are needed.
With this in mind, let’s say that your starting point for Invisalign braces UK is ‘0’. The next pre-determined position is position 1 and this is the first tray you’ll wear. This custom-made aligner is designed to flex around your teeth and move them from starting point ‘0’ to position 1 as the tray relaxes on the teeth. Around two weeks later this first tray is discarded and replaced with the next tray in the series. This is designed to move your existing teeth from position 1 to position 2. Again, 2 weeks later you’ll discard aligner number 2, because it’s done its job, and replace it with aligner No 3. This will help to move the teeth from position 2 to position 3. This continues until your teeth have moved into the final position. Now all that’s left to do is to take a closer look at your braces before and after pictures and marvel at the difference.
Just like conventional braces Clear braces such as Invisalign work to achieve remarkable results, except this time, it’s carried out invisibly with no obvious signs that you’re wearing them. If you’re looking for a discreet form of orthodontic treatment then come and talk to us about Invisalign braces UK. To book a consultation contact us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards transforming your smile.