A Guide to Invisalign in LutonNovember 20, 2017 / byHealthier Societies / Categories : Dental
Having long-term dental treatment can be a complicated business. As a teenager it can feel difficult enough to wear braces for a couple of years – how about as an adult? Giving presentations, going to meetings or even basic social interactions could be challenging wearing an obvious set of ‘train track’ braces.
Thankfully, modern dentistry offers discreet solutions to this problem, such as Invisalign in Luton. Practices such as Vogue Dental Care in Luton understand that the demands of adult life require braces to remain hidden.
What are the options?
There are different choices available when it comes to discreet braces. Lingual braces are traditional wires and brackets that are cemented to the back of the teeth, so they can’t be seen. Wire and bracket braces can also be made in tooth-coloured or transparent materials so they blend into the teeth.
Both are great options but there is another that has advantages over both these methods. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign in Luton, are both removable and invisible, giving a greater degree of flexibility.
Benefits of Invisalign in Luton
The Invisalign system was created 20 years ago and since then, more than three million people worldwide have used it. The custom-made aligners fit neatly around the teeth and gums. They can be removed for cleaning and eating, and, for the odd special occasion, though do need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day.
There is no irritation of the gums, as can happen with wire and bracket braces, no getting food stuck and best of all, they can’t be seen.
How it works
The dentist takes a 3D image of the teeth and gums. They then create a blueprint for how the teeth will move from their current position to their end location, in a small series of increments. This plan is then used by the Invisalign technicians in the US to create a set of aligners, which the patient changes every 7-10 until the teeth reach their final destination.
Regular check-ups are needed throughout treatment, though not as many as with traditional braces as there is no fixed appliance to adjust. Treatment time is also quicker – it takes 9-15 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment.