Braces in Barnsley – making the right choice

April 7, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Health
Child being checked by the dentist

Adult patients who are considering braces are presented with a number of options, some of which were not available a few years ago. Dental technology has advanced considerably over past two decades, by taking into consideration the lifestyle of adult patients, who wish to straighten their teeth without having to wear metal brackets and wires for a long period of time.

Nowadays, unless fixedbraces are absolutely necessary to achieve a specific treatment, straight teeth can be achieved with Invisalign braces in Barnsley. And while there are quite a few brands that offer removable aligners, Invisalign is probably the most popular of them and is widely available in many dental practices in South Yorkshire, including PDC Dental.

Is Invisalign the right treatment?

Patients who wish to straighten their teeth with Invisalign will be introduced to a whole new world of possibilities. These nearly-invisible aligners are made from high-quality, transparent plastic and are customised to fit comfortably on each patient’s teeth and gums. The entire system consists of a continuous series of aligners, each of them corresponding to a specific set of movements. Patients are asked to wear each aligner for a small period of time (usually 7-10 days) and then move to the next until all the aligners have been used.

Invisalign’s technology is discreet and innovative, but this treatment is not for everyone. Invisalign braces in Barnsley can only be worn by older teenagers and adults, provided that their teeth are not severely crooked or gapped. Invisalign can only address certain dental problems including overbites, underbites and crossbites as well as moderately misaligned teeth.

Invisalign is great for patients who want the least possible interference in their lives, since the aligners can be removed anytime during the day for eating and drinking. However, using Invisalign requires a lot of self-discipline, since the aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours daily. If a patient forgets to put them back in, or keeps removing them constantly, then the treatment will not be successful.

Last but not least, Invisalign braces tend to be pricier compared to their metal counterparts, therefore patients should think carefully whether this type of treatment is worth the investment.

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