The idea of having to wear braces is not a pleasant one for most adults, but now the option of invisible braces helps remove some of the embarrassment. Nowadays, thanks to innovative teeth straightening methods like Invisalign, dentists can correct imperfections without compromising facial aesthetics and comfort.
Invisalign is a modern treatment offered by many dental practices, including Enhancedental in Leeds, which helps patients undergo discreet treatment and achieve a beautiful smile with minimal hassle. It consists of a series of custom-made, removable, transparent aligners, which help move the teeth to their right position over a period of time. Each aligner has to be replaced every two weeks with a new one for effective results. Invisalign invisible braces are removable, therefore can be taken out for eating and brushing the teeth, but need to be worn at least 22 hours a day.
A great alternative to metal braces
Invisalign is an alternative for people who do not want to have metal braces. It can also be an alternative to lingual braces or any other type of fixed braces. When in place, Invisalign is undetectable, so it is impossible to tell whether someone is undergoing teeth straightening treatment.
Protect your dental and overall health
The benefits of Invisalign go well beyond aesthetics. Because Invisalign is not actually permanently fixed to the teeth, oral hygiene is not compromised. This means that your brushing and flossing routine does not have to change and there is a lower risk of food becoming stuck in metal brackets.
Failure to brush and floss the teeth properly can cause gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
A healthier diet
Patients who wear Invisalign tend to lose weight during treatment. This observation, which is now backed up by a number of different studies, sounds a bit hard to believe, but is based on a simple premise. Wearing the aligners prevents people from eating. That means that excessive snacking is controlled.
A lot of people tend to gain weight due to constant snacking throughout the day. Invisalign invisible braces have to be worn almost all day, therefore most patients choose to get a straighter smile over having a quick snack.