What most adults want when it comes to teeth straightening in the 21st century is for the process to be as quick as possible, as painless as possible and as discreet as possible. But what are barely there braces?
Adults have different needs from youngsters because their social situations are different. It doesn’t matter so much at school if you are wearing braces. In fact braces can be a badge of honour, one of the rites of passage of adolescence and kids can be proud to be seen wearing them. That’s why many young teenagers don’t mind at all if their braces are of the heavy duty train track variety. In fact, many young teens even opt for coloured wires to make their braces even brighter and more noticeable.
These needs are very different from those of most adults, who will be wearing braces at work, and work may involve dealing with members of the public and looking as smart and professional as possible. So, for adults, the less their braes can be visible the better.
That’s why at Simply Teeth in Essex, braces are almost invisible and not really braces at all, when you choose Invisalign.
What Are Barely There Braces?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners rather than the usual fixed bracket and wire straightening systems. Invisalign aligners are 3D printed from impressions and detailed measurements that we take. Each aligner moves your teeth one tiny step along the way towards alignment. You will wear between 12 and 48 aligners for about 2 weeks each, depending on your individual case.
The aligners are so thin and fit so snugly that it is almost impossible to see them. So you can go about your daily business and get your teeth straightened with no one being any the wiser.
The other great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Making it easy to eat and to keep your teeth clean. The smooth plastic does not rub the inside of your cheeks either, or interfere with your speech.
It takes about a year for these aligners to help your teeth reach alignment.
If you would like to find out more about braces in Essex, and which of our systems is best suited to your needs, why not call us to arrange a consultation?