You may be surprised by the number of adults who want to straighten their teeth but are put off doing so because of concerns about wearing braces.
Fortunately, advances in dental treatment mean that there are now a number of subtle ways to straighten teeth.
While fixed braces remain a very effective treatment method, particularly in more challenging cases, less visible options are proving to be extremely popular among adult and teenage dental patients.
One of the leading products is Invisalign, which is due to both the excellent results that can be achieved and the discreet nature of the treatment.
The way that Invisalign differs from other treatments is that rather than a brace being fixed onto or behind the teeth, clear aligners are placed over the teeth.
Being transparent the aligners are far less obvious to other people, which can make patients feel more comfortable during treatment.
As the aligners are custom-made the fit is also comfortable. These aligners are replaced every two weeks to continually move the teeth towards the final position.
As the aligners fit over, rather than onto, the teeth they can also be taken out when eating, allowing patients to continue to eat their favourite foods. In fact the aligners must be taken out when eating and drinking, and can only be kept in when drinking cold water.
These factors mean that, overall, Invisalign has a minimal impact on patients’ lifestyles, which in turn makes it a popular teeth straightening treatment.
A further benefit of choosing Invisalign is that patients can see a 3D image of how their teeth will look on completion of the treatment. Knowing how you can expect your smile to look afterwards will certainly be a boost during treatment.
For teenagers who are self-conscious about the idea of wearing braces but who would benefit from orthodontic treatment and adults who want to walk into the workplace with full confidence, Invisalign is the perfect solution.
And while the aligners carrying out the hard work to realign your teeth may not be obvious the end results will be when you see your new smile.
Stoke Orthodontics offers a number of different solutions for teenagers and adults looking for a discreet way to straighten their teeth in pursuit of a brighter smile.
To find out how Invisalign could work for you contact Stoke Orthodontics to book an appointment.