In the modern, digital age of selfies, snaps, and social media, having a straight smile has gradually become a requirement for social acceptability. A perfectly aligned set of teeth can do wonders for someone’s confidence and self-esteem; however, very few people are born with straight teeth.
On the other hand, a lot of adults are reluctant to straighten their smiles, because the thought of having metal braces makes them feel uncomfortable. Braces are often considered unattractive and they are associated with children and teenagers. Luckily, modern dentistry has evolved considerably over the years and patients can now have their teeth straightened with Invisalign braces in Windsor, offer in many dental practices, including Old Windsor Dental Practice.
Invisalign braces are lightweight, comfortable to wear and they can be removed for eating and cleaning. More importantly, treatment time is almost reduced by half compared to traditional braces.
Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces
Invisalign is a discreet and innovative teeth straightening method that allows patients to align their teeth without having to wear metal braces. The treatment consists of a series of removable, transparent, custom-made, plastic aligners that slowly realign the teeth over time. Invisalign braces are created with the help of 3D technology to allow the dentist to monitor the patient’s progress throughout the treatment.
As part of the treatment, patients will be required to wear a series of aligners, changing them about every two weeks. Over the course of each week, each aligner will gently move the teeth towards their correct position. Once patients have gone through the entire set of aligners, they will have to wear a retainer for maintenance.
What makes Invisalign braces different from regular braces, in addition to the invisible look they offer, is that the aligners can be removed. Patients can take out the aligners for eating, brushing their teeth, flossing, or attending a special event. That means they can continue their oral hygiene routine over the course of the treatment, and they won’t need to worry about wearing braces during an important event. However, Invisalign braces in Windsor need to be worn at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.