Invisalign is an innovative way to achieve a beautiful smile without the need to wear brackets and wires to straighten wonky teeth. The treatment, commonly referred to as invisible braces, consists of clear aligners, which are virtually invisible, allowing patients to straighten their teeth without disrupting their lifestyle.
Invisible braces in Barnsley have grown in popularity in recent years and are now available at more dental practices, including PDC Dental. Just as with any dental treatment, patients are strongly advised to do their research and book a consultation with a dentist in order to have all their questions answered.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Some people do not like the idea of having metal brackets and wires attached to their teeth for a long period of time and would like to explore the option of invisible braces in Barnsley. Invisalign is good treatment for a large number of patients but can only help with certain alignment issues, namely mild to moderate misalignments as well as certain bite problems. Each patient will have the chance to discuss their individual needs and requirements with their dentist to determine if Invisalign is the right fit for their situation.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign straightens the teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that push the teeth into their correct positions over time. These aligners are made with great attention to detail with the help of 3D technology and 3D printing, giving patients a more confident smile without embarrassment on their journey towards that smile.
How Often Does a Patient Need to Wear Their Aligners?
In order for Invisalign invisible braces to function properly and produce the best results possible, the aligners should be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day. Treatment with Invisalign requires commitment, since the invisible braces should be worn at all times except for eating, drinking anything other than plain water, flossing and brushing.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
While every case is different, average treatment with Invisalign invisible braces in Barnsley is 12 months. An estimated treatment duration will be provided during the dental consultation.