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Invisible Braces Manchester – Discussing The Pros And Cons

If you suffer from crooked or misaligned teeth you might be curious to know just what Invisalign offers Manchester patients. Otherwise known as invisible braces, Manchester orthodontists tend to look on Invisalign Aligners as the gold star of orthodontic treatment and not without good reason. Yet while they certainly have their advantages, they also have their disadvantages too. Let’s take a closer look…

First the pros…

Invisalign aligners are practically invisible

At our smile dental clinic this is by far the number one reason why people choose this type of aligner over conventional metal braces. Since Invisalign Aligners are made from a lightweight clear plastic that fits directly over the teeth, they are virtually invisible. Because of this they offer the perfect solution for those who feel particularly self-conscious about wearing adult braces. As a result these patients can now smile and speak without sporting a mouthful of metal.

They’re easily and fully removable

Invisalign Aligners are fully removable. What’s more they’re designed to be taken out every time the wearer eats, drinks, and cleans their teeth. With normal fixed braces, maintaining the teeth requires a lot more work as food particles and debris can easily become lodged in the spaces between the brackets and wiring. Removable braces such as Invisalign however, eradicate this problem altogether, making teeth maintenance easy.

Invisalign offers a higher degree of comfort

While all brace systems feel uncomfortable for the first few days, Invisalign offers Manchester patients complete comfort. This is unlike many fixed metal style brace systems which can cause irritation to the mouth lining and lead to a certain amount of discomfort.

Invisalign braces are safer

There is much controversy amongst medical professionals over whether or not metallic braces release harmful toxins in the mouth. The good news is that Invisalign offers Manchester patients a solution to the whole issue, because aside from being non-metal, Invisible braces in Manchester are not made using bis-phenol A (BPA). This is an industrial chemical which is normally used in the making of plastics and has in the past been linked with health defects in infants and children. Therefore we can say with confidence that Invisalign Aligners are free from any harmful toxins.

So that’s the advantages, now what about the disadvantages?

Requires a great deal of cooperation

At our smile dental clinic we always stress to our patients the need to wear their Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours every day. Maximum wear equals maximum results so this is important. Anything less would means that the aligners take much longer to work. The bottom line is that if you’re a rule breaker, Invisalign isn’t the brace system for you.

They need to be removed every time you eat

Unlike fixed braces systems which remain permanently in the mouth, Invisalign Aligners need to be removed prior to eating and drinking anything but water. While this can be seem as ‘a bit of a faff’ some say that it helps with weight loss because they avoid snacking and drinking high sugar fizzy drinks between meals.

Brushing and flossing needs to be carried out after eating

For some people having to brush and floss their teeth after every meal can be a bit of an inconvenience especially if they happen to be at work. However while it might seem an annoyance, Invisalign offers Manchester patients something they might not have expected, and that’s an improvement in their oral health, because of more consistent teeth cleaning.

While no one orthodontic treatment is perfect, we feel that Invisalign offers many patients a good solution to their orthodontic problems. In fact by weighing up the pros and cons, you’ll feel better equipped to make an informed dental decision.

If you feel that Invisible Braces Manchester would be the right fit for you, then contact out smile dental clinic in Manchester on 0161 660 1218. Remember it’s never too late to get that perfect smile, so give us a call today.