Those who were alive in the 1970s and 1980s had probably wished for braces that were nearly invisible to the naked eye and yet achieved the same results as traditional metal braces. This dream is now a reality, thanks to invisible braces in Essex.
What Are Invisible Braces
In many ways, this design is not actually ‘braces’ in the traditional context. Gone are the days of tough metal brackets and wires that were attached to the teeth. These have been replaced with a hard plastic material. This is moulded to the shape of your teeth, with both upper and lower trays available.
Benefits of Invisible Braces
Invisible braces, bring a host of new benefits to orthodontic patients. A great point is that they are virtually invisible, so no-one can tell you’re wearing them. Unless they’re up close up and looking for them!
They are removable, enabling you to clean every part of your mouth. As well not have to worry about food trapped around the brackets or elastics of traditional wire braces.
They are painless to have fitted, since they don’t connect to your teeth. They are also fully removable, unlike traditional metal braces made up of wires and springs.
Invisible braces don’t irritate your gums, cheeks, and tongue, or cause sores.
At Simply Teeth in Essex, we will show you a computer simulation of how your teeth will move during treatment. And what your end smile with look like as well! This 3D image will then be formed into a mould. Over time, the shape of this mould is adjusted. Much in the same way as traditional braces, the result will be straighter teeth with each successive adjustment.
Are They Suitable for Everyone?
Invisible braces can be used in cosmetic dentistry to effectively treat all kinds of crooked teeth problems. Problems such as overbites, underbites, overcrowding and gaps between teeth.
However, there are some situations in which they may not be suitable. Your dentist at Simply Teeth can advise you. But, if a lot of movement or tooth extraction is needed, invisible braces may not be your best option. In this case, we can offer our patients different, more appropriate dental procedures. Procedures such as traditional metal or ceramic braces, to enable close monitoring and adjusting as necessary.