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Teeth With Invisible Braces

Teeth With Invisible BracesBelieve it or not, not everyone in 21st century Britain is obsessed with detailing every single moment of their day on Instagram or Snapchat or Twitter. There are still plenty of people who would rather keep their private lives private and do not welcome intrusive interest in their lives, especially if the subject involves their health in some way. Hence, the incredible rise in popularity of invisible braces over the last few years.

Invisible braces are offered by many dentists. At PDC Dental in Barnsley, they are platinum providers of the very popular Invisalign system. Being an Invisalign platinum provider means that the dentist has a great deal of experience in supplying this alignment system.

How does it work?

Invisalign is different from other ways of straightening misaligned teeth. Rather than brackets and wires, it uses transparent plastic trays, which look rather like mouth guards, that fit over the teeth. Once in place, the aligners hug your teeth so closely and are so thin that it’s almost impossible to see them.

The aligners are created from impressions taken by your dentist. Invisalign’s laboratory in the USA receives these in the post and from these calculates the trajectory along which your teeth need to move to become beautifully aligned. The laboratory makes a series of aligners. Each one represents a step along the way from the current position of your teeth to their correctly aligned position. The pressure that the plastic applies to the teeth is what gently nudges them along the path.

You need to wear each tray for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next one. Depending on your individual case, you will need to wear between 12 and 48 trays.

Invisalign clear aligners have other advantages as well as being almost unnoticeable, and these come with the fact that they are removable. This means that they are easy to clean, and so are your teeth. You just take it out in the morning to clean your teeth, and do the same at night, cleaning the aligner too.

Also, if you really don’t want anyone to see you are wearing aligners, perhaps for a super-special event like a wedding or a job interview, you can simply take them out.