Straighter teeth without metal braces – ask a Molesey dentist about Invisalign

Many people who have misaligned or uneven teeth are resigned to the fact they are going to have to live with them because they can’t face orthodontic treatment with uncomfortable and unpleasant fixed metal braces. However, a number of new orthodontic straightening devices have come onto the market in the last ten years that have made vast improvements on the old style ‘train-track’ braces.

One such product is Invisalign invisible braces. Made from one millimetre thick clear plastic, Invisalign braces are virtually invisible when in position in the mouth but they are still as effective as metal braces. The system works by using a series of clear plastic aligners, each worn for a periods of about two weeks before a new aligner is needed. Each new brace has small adjustments designed to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

On average, the Invisalign treatment lasts about 16 months, six months shorter than the average treatment with traditional fixed braces. So not only are Invisalign braces far more discreet, you will also need to wear them for significantly less time. Another major benefit of the Invisalign system is that the braces are completely removable. They need to be worn for about twenty hours a day to receive the maximum benefits of treatment, but this means they can be taken out while eating, playing sport and for cleaning teeth. In this way they reduce the oral hygiene impact on the teeth that some fixed bracket braces can have.

Invisalign braces from Molesey dentists are perfect for young professionals who don’t want to have the stigma of having braces but want straighter teeth. They are also ideal for teenagers, with a special teen range of Invisalign braces being developed with added features.