Admittedly, having crooked and misaligned teeth can make you self-conscious. Traditional braces can fix the problem over time, but are not ideal for people who do not want everyone to know that they are having their teeth staightened. Furthermore, metal braces can make eating and brushing your teeth difficult, and can even leave permanent marks and dents on them.
At Simply Teeth in Essex, clear braces are one of the ways we help our patients rebuild their smiles with restorative dentistry. That’s why we offer Invisalign – a safe, fast and reliable way to achieve the straight, gorgeous smile you have always wanted.
What is Invisalign?
Thanks to technological advancements in modern dentistry, Invisalign is now a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign consists of a custom-made set of transparent, plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, and will gradually move your teeth into their right positions.
Invisalign can treat a wide variety of dental issues such as crowding, spacing, crossbites, overbites and underbites. No matter your age or what stage you are at in life, you’ll appreciate the minimal interference of Invisalign in your lifestyle.
Although it is recommended to wear your aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day throughout the treatment, Invisalign clear braces are very comfortable and can be removed when you eat and for you to brush your teeth.
Am I a good candidate?
Invisalign is a practical option for just about anyone who would be a candidate for traditional metal braces, although it is indicated for mild to moderate dental issues. A few conditions apply. Invisalign clear braces are designed for teenagers and adults who have already developed their adult teeth fully. Children with baby teeth are not suitable for this type of treatment.
Duration of treatment
The results of Invisalign are relatively quick, with most cases requiring less than a year of treatment. That’s half the time it may take with metal braces. However, the exact treatment time will depend on your individual case.
Get in touch
If you are interested in Invisalign clear braces in Essex, give us a call and we will schedule an appointment with one of our friendly dentists.