Braces? What braces?

July 3, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Dental

woman wearing invisalignThere’s something deeply personal about getting bits of one’s body altered and most people prefer that others don’t know, let alone comment on, any processes that they are having to go through to improve how bits of them function. This is particularly true of braces and many people agree that it would be lovely to get straighter teeth without having everyone knowing what’s going on as the treatment progresses over weeks and months. Well, such a thing is possible, thanks to invisible braces in Luton.

‘Invisible braces’ is the dental profession’s term for braces that don’t cover the teeth in train tracks of metal brackets and wires, and some brands of braces are more discreet than others. That said, invisible braces in Luton are becoming increasingly popular among image-conscious adults. They are available from various dentists, including Vogue Dental Care.

Invisalign

These are about as invisible as braces get. They are not braces in the traditional sense of brackets and wires but look more like transparent mouth guards. They are 3D printed and are about 0.3mm thick. Patients receive a series of aligners, each one with carefully placed pressure points that nudge the teeth into alignment, one aligner after the other. Once in place over the teeth, the aligners cannot be seen. Their other big plus is that they are removable for eating and drinking, and for tooth cleaning.

Inman Aligner

This features two clear aligner bows that sandwich the front teeth and pressure them into alignment. Treatment is for the front teeth only and can take as little as six weeks.

Six Month Smiles

Not really invisible braces in Luton, but the clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that blend in with the teeth to create a much more discreet look than traditional braces. These braces take an average of six months to straighten less severe misalignments.

Retainers

All braces treatments are finished off with an indefinite period of wearing a retainer to keep the newly aligned teeth in place. Retainers can be removable or bonded to the back of the teeth. Not wearing a retainer can result in the teeth drifting out of alignment.

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