Invisible Braces in Leeds – An Alternative to Metal Braces

Woman wearing InvisalignMany adults have always wanted braces that were nearly invisible to the naked eye and yet can achieve the same results as metal braces. This is now a reality, thanks to technological advances in dentistry in recent years.

Unlike conventional braces, discreet braces in Leeds do not consist of metallic brackets and wires. These have been replaced with a hard, plastic, transparent, composite that is moulded in the shape of one’s teeth. Invisible braces in Leeds are available in select dental practices, including Enhancedental.

A look into the treatment process

Invisalign invisible braces in Leeds are a viable option for patients who wish to correct a variety of alignment problems, but they are not a universal treatment. Patients who are interested in this treatment need to consult with an experienced dentist, who will examine their teeth and gums thoroughly. The dentist will inspect their alignment issues and help them decide whether Invisalign is a viable option for them.

Once a patient is cleared for treatment, the dentist will take x-rays, impressions and digital images of their teeth in order to develop a precise 3D picture. This picture will enable the dentist to map out a precise treatment plan and show the patient how their teeth will move throughout the treatment.

Using all this information, the technicians at Invisalign will create customised aligners made of transparent plastic. Invisalign aligners are easy to wear, do not irritate the mouth and the gum tissue, and are completely clear, so they are barely noticeable. Every 7-10 days, patients switch to the next aligner in the series, advancing their straightening treatment one step further.

Invisalign braces can be easily removed when eating or brushing the teeth, but for best results, they need to be worn at least 22 hours a day. Treatment time with Invisalign braces in Leeds is different for each patient. In general, Invisalign is faster than regular braces; however, this is because most people who receive Invisalign have only mild to moderate tooth problems.

When it comes to estimating treatment length, timing really depends on the complexity of each individual case. More complicated cases could take up to several months or years.