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Invisalign : Improved Teeth Straightening

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on June 26, 2010
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Over the last decade there have been a number of new orthodontic straightening devices released onto the market offering improved teeth straightening without some of the sacrifices demanded by conventional braces. Perhaps the most impressive of all these new treatment methods is Invisalign. This is a system that offers patients an almost completely invisible brace minimizing the visual impact that puts so many patients off wearing braces.

Invisalign uses a series of one-millimetre thick plastic retainers to gradually reposition the teeth over the course of the treatment. Each retainer is worn for as period of between two and three weeks before it is replaced by another with a slight adjustment. In all there are about twenty to thirty retainers used in the average treatment meaning that the usual length of treatment is about 18 months. This is six months shorter than the average treatment with traditional fixed metal braces.

The other major advantage of the Invisalign system is that the braces are removable. This makes cleaning the teeth easier and more effective, something that can cause problems with fixed braces. It also means that patients can remove the braces for important social and sporting occasions. As long as the brace is worn for a period of twenty hours a day it will still be equally as effective.

The fact that Invisalign braces are so low impact makes them ideal for patients in their difficult teenage years. The braces are almost impossible to see so younger patients will have no need to feel self-conscious about wearing braces. To learn more about the Invisalign system you can ask a dentist for more information or call us at 177-6450704.

Invisalign Braces – The Straightening Power

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on December 29, 2009
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Invisalign braces are an invisible and genuinely effective alternative orthodontic straightening method to old-fashioned fixed-metal braces. Made from one millimetre thick clear plastic, Invisalign retainers are almost impossible to see unless you are aware the patient is wearing them. For many patients who have always wanted straight teeth but been too afraid or concerned by the ugly wire and bracket metal braces, Invisalign is the straightening answer they have been searching for.

Introduced at the start of the new millennium by Align Technologies, the Invisalign system involves wearing a series of these clear plastic retainers (usually about 20 to 25 in total) for periods of two weeks each. Each retainer has been designed and manufactured using computer-guided technology to make small adjustments in the teeth gradually moving them in to the right position.

The obvious advantage of the Invisalign system is the level of discretion provided but also important to remember is that the retainers are completely removable. This means they can be taken out for big social occasions and crucially for eating. This greatly limits the impact of the braces on your lifestyle meaning for the first time there is a brace that fits around you and not the other way round.

The cost of Invisalign braces will vary depending on the nature of treatment required but will usually be competitive with most other forms of straightening treatments. This is just another reason why dentists are seeing more and more patients opting for the Invisalign system.Invisalign is a flexible and effective way of straightening teeth. The retainers will have the minimum impact on your life and the maximum impact on your smile.

Invisalign braces were not the first clear plastic retainers on the market but they are certainly the first that offer an authentic straightening power. The retainers offer the best of both worlds for patients eager to have the perfect straight toothed smile. If you are considering teeth straightening treatment, speak to  your dentist about Invisalign braces.


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