Many of us notice our teeth shifting their positions over time. This is due to the daily chewing and biting motions we make over many years. Once teeth move out of alignment, or if your teenage son or daughter’s adult teeth have developed in crooked positions, our talented dentists here at Downhouse Dental in Worthing will be able to offer you a discreet, speedy solution.
Invisalign braces look very different to traditional braces. No brackets are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth and there isn’t a wire in sight. Instead, the braces consist of clear, tough, thermoplastic aligner trays which are designed to be worn comfortably over your individual set of teeth to bring them into a more attractive positioning.
The advantages of Invisalign braces
These aligner trays are removable. This means that you can take them out to clean your teeth and when you eat. This offers you a huge advantage over traditional fixed braces, which are notoriously difficult to keep clean and prone to trapping food. Given the lack of wires, Invisalign braces are very discreet. People you speak to will have to look very carefully to notice you’re even wearing braces.
Invisalign braces can fix a wide range of orthodontic problems, from bite imperfections to overlapping, protruding, and gappy teeth. In some cases, these unique trays can correct the problem quicker than traditional braces. They’re easy to wear and easy to clean.
How do Invisalign aligner trays work?
You won’t just wear one set of trays during the treatment period. You’ll wear a whole set of trays, with each designed to continue the journey of your teeth towards the final position. Your dentist here in Worthing will supply you with each tray when it’s needed. As long as you wear them for at least 20 hours a day, your teeth should be straightened within the expected timeframe and each new tray appointment will be at an expected time.
If you’re reading this because you’re interested in Invisalign braces for your son or daughter, you can ensure they are compliant with the Invisalign timeframe via blue dot indicators on the sides of the trays. These will inform you if your child has been wearing the trays for an appropriate amount of time daily.
To discover whether Invisalign braces are appropriate for you or your child, please give our friendly reception team here in Worthing a call to book a free consultation with us.
We’ll examine your teeth with a view to providing you with answers about the length of treatment time you can expect, prices, available finance packages to assist you, as well as give you an idea of how straight your teeth will look following the final removal of your Invisalign aligner tray