A Reason to Smile – Invisible Braces in Leeds

woman choice different brace on green backgroundWhen most people think of braces, they picture chunky metal brackets with wires held in place by elastic bands. Thankfully though, this is an image belonging to the past. There are now more discreet ways to achieve a beautiful smile without compromising on aesthetics.

While many people want to straighten their teeth, many adults and teens do not want to do so in the traditional fashion. Metal braces are an effective tool for straightening teeth and have been used by dentist for decades; however they are very noticeable. Discreet braces in Leeds such as Invisalign and Inman aligners are hardly noticeable and offer many advantages over traditional braces. They can be found at many dental practices in Leeds, including Enhancedental.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative treatment that uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, plastic aligners that allow dentists to straighten misaligned teeth discreetly. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology that has been proven effective over time. A consultation with an experienced and certified Invisalign dentist will determine whether a patient is eligible for this treatment.

Invisalign aligners have many benefits compared to traditional braces in Leeds. Not only are they almost invisible, but they are also removable, so patients can eat and drink their favourite things without restrictions. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces and require fewer adjustments. Finally, Invisalign aligners promote good oral hygiene, since brushing and flossing are no problem.

Inman aligner

The Inman aligner is a cost-effective, removable, teeth straightening appliance that moves teeth in a fraction of the time compared to other treatments. The device, which is transparent, consists of two opposing spring-loaded aligner bars. These provide gentle but continuous pressure over a large range of tooth movements.

In order to be as effective as possible, an Inman aligner has to be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day. Surprisingly, this gentle pressure is the quickest way to move teeth but it also makes treatment very safe and kind to the teeth. The Inman aligner can straighten only the front teeth and patients can see results within eight weeks.