At the Dental Surgery Burnham, Invisalign is one of our favorite treatments that we offer to patients. This is because it is one of the most discreet and comfortable systems available for patients looking to improve their smile with the help of braces. Not only is it more comfortable, but also it is near invisible, meaning that a patient can opt for straight teeth without having unnecessary attention drawn to their mouth whilst taking the treatment.
Did you know why braces are called braces?
Original braces were an iron brace, worn in the roof of the mouth to “brace” the teeth against the device and against each other, and use this force to move the teeth into a straighter position. The same concept is still used today, but with a much more comfortable device. Invisalign braces are made from state of the art materials and use force to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
What does the treatment look like?
At the Dental Surgery Burnham, Invisalign treatment is easy! At your initial session the dentist will take a mould of your teeth and use this to create your first aligner. Your aligner should be renewed at regular intervals so further trips to see your dentist are necessary in order to create the next set of clear braces to progress your treatment.
By the end of the treatment (which can take anywhere between 4 months and upwards of 2 years) the clear aligners will have moulded your teeth into the desired shape, giving you a renewed sense of confidence and a newfound love of smiling.
Invisalign in Burnham has a distinct advantage over traditional wire or lingual braces: that the clear aligners can be taken out when needed! The benefits of this are twofold. Firstly, the aligners can be cleaned and maintained much more easily. Secondly if for any reason you need to avoid your braces being seen at all, you can take them out for this time. However, the braces themselves are designed to be as near to invisible as possible, meaning that you can confidently leave them in 99% of the time.