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What are Invisalign braces?

It may be a surprise to hear, but adults are now one of the fastest growing groups of people choosing to undergo teeth straightening procedures – and one of the major types of teeth straightening procedures is the Invisalign braces system.

Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire are a type of dental adjustment system that work in a similar fashion to traditional fixed metal braces, but, as the name suggests, Invisalign is virtually invisible.

Here at The Dental Surgery Burnham, we find a lot of our adult patients would like to correct some aspect of their teeth in order to have a straighter, more appealing smile, but they don’t want to go through the hassle, awkwardness and discomfort of traditional metal braces in Buckinghamshire. After all, once you’re out of school, many patients can find it a little awkward to be wearing metal braces.

Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire are one way to solve this conundrum. You can still benefit from getting a straighter ‘well-adjusted’ smile, but without some of the drawbacks that go with traditional metal braces.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign braces utilise removable aligners and are not permanent, fixed braces. Instead of traditional metal braces, which are fastened to the teeth, sometimes for two or three years, Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire use removable, clear aligners that are shaped like a mouth guard and fit directly over the teeth.

They are also very flexible, making it easier for a grown-up lifestyle. Our adult patients prefer the flexibility that Invisalign offers, as you can remove the aligners if you need to. You can even still play sports and have an active lifestyle while wearing Invisalign aligners.

Many patients tell us that one of the worst parts of having fixed metal braces is the thought and reality of regularly getting bits of food debris in the brackets. This is not the case with Invisalign. No food will ever get stuck on your Invisalign aligners, because you remove the aligners before you eat.

Invisalign has also been specifically created to be more comfortable for your mouth than traditional braces. Also, since Invisalign aligners do not have brackets or wires, you are likely to have less discomfort than you would with traditional braces.

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