Invisalign braces an invisible style of brace that allows you to straighten your teeth without needing metal braces. Who does Invisalign treatment work for? We’ll explain.
The main advantages of having an orthodontic brace fitted to align your teeth are clear. They include reducing gaps and prominent teeth or jawlines, and they create a surface that is easier to keep clean and healthy.
Successful treatment can give patients a smile that they are far happier to share with the world.
However, for some people the prospect of wearing metal braces is daunting. Or, something they can’t face at all. That is why Invisalign clear braces were invented.
When Daily Appearance Counts
Invisalign is a far more flexible and subtle system for creating straight and properly aligned teeth. It involves a clear plastic structure that is almost invisible. It fits your mouth – and your individual goals — precisely and is removable.
This means that Invisalign clear braces can be highly effective, but in an unobtrusive way. This can be far preferable for some patients. For example, it can be ideal for anyone who is concerned about the appearance of conventional braces.
Perhaps you work such fields as customer services, performing arts or teaching, or regularly take important business meetings, where a normal brace may seem distracting. Invisalign clear braces offer a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to normal braces, which can be a confidence boost.
Patients Seeking to Maintain Normal Routines
Other patients who opt for Invisalign clear braces are swayed by other advantages. For example, conventional braces are usually fixed permanently to your teeth for the duration of the treatment cycle. Invisalign on the other hand, is a removable corrective system. Patients can take it out to clean and floss their teeth as they normally would. For some patients, this is a source of reassurance and a way to maintain correct oral hygiene.
It also means that you don’t have to avoid certain food types – such as crusty bread and other items that could break normal braces. With Invisalign clear braces you can remove your corrective plastic device when necessary, for greater peace of mind and dining comfort.
In fact, some patients find Invisalign more comfortable to cope with generally. The clear braces are smooth, less intrusive and don’t get food trapped in them as readily as conventional braces. Their structure makes them less likely to scratch or prod sensitive gums or inner cheeks too.
Discrete Braces for Teenagers
One group of patients who sometimes benefit most from the availability of Invisalign clear braces, are those approaching or passing through puberty.
They may need considerable treatment to tackle various forms of misalignment – known in medical terms as malocclusion. This includes crooked, turned or crowded patterns of teeth. Or, a situation in which the lower and upper jaw are not lined up to best effect.
These problems can lead to issues with comfort, oral hygiene or appearance, including not being able to bite down properly. The causes can be many and varied. However, having braces fitted during your teenager’s formative years can provide a successful long-term solution. However, pre-teens and teenagers can be notoriously self -conscious. Having conventional braces can make the situation worse. Invisalign can be the best option. The correction work can be completed in slow increments, in a discrete and gentle way that reassures your anxious young person.
Clear, Speedy Results
Invisalign clear braces are also the preferred choice for anyone who would like their teeth correction and realignment treatment to be a swift as possible. As they are created by sophisticated technology to be a precise fit, they can start to work immediately after they are put in place. Invisalign clear braces also have a strong track record for achieving orthodontic goals more rapidly than normal metal structures.
This makes them a great investment when a speedy, discrete and comfortable solution is preferred.
Dr Czemko practises dentistry at Nenagh Dental in County Tipperary. She holds a BA from the University of Windsor (Canada), a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Wroclaw Medical Academy, Poland as well as a Masters in Orthodontics from University of Warwick, UK. She also holds a position of an Honorary tutor in orthodontics at University of Warwick.