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Invisalign: Secretly Align Your Teeth

A Girl Wearing BracesMost adults would cringe at the thought of wearing braces at their age, and it’s not surprising. The idea alone of aligning your teeth often creates an image of awkward teenage years. Aside from that, many would imagine the discomfort and inconvenience of having the metal appliance in their mouths. If these concerns have crossed your mind, don't be discouraged; Invisalign braces in Liverpool can address these problems – and your crooked teeth.

Did you just say Invisalign?

Invisalign braces are clear and practically invisible. Unlike ceramic braces, there are no metal wires that connect individual braces bonded to your teeth. What you get are a set of so-called invisible aligners specialists create so that you can just snap them down over your teeth. These aligners are safe to use and can move your teeth into place just like a set of metal or ceramic braces would.

Instead of adjusting metal wires, you will get new aligners regularly, depending on the degree of your teeth's misalignment. When you begin treatment with Invisalign, your orthodontist will plan the entire course so that you receive a set of various aligners with set instructions on how to use them. All you need to do is keep the aligners on for at least 20 hours a day and visit your dentist as scheduled for follow-up.

Virtually anyone with misaligned teeth can avail of the advantages of Invisalign. Whether your teeth have gaps between them or you have a bad bite, Invisalign is an excellent solution. The clear aligners also address concerns about image and comfort.

If you want to improve the alignment of your teeth and avoid problems a bad bite can cause, Invisalign may be the solution you've always wanted. Visit a dental specialist you trust and ask about getting this secretive solution.

Exploring The World of Braces: More Than Just Metal

Orthodontics The benefits of straighter teeth can be enjoyed at any age. While braces are usually thought of for children and teenagers, adults in the UK are increasingly opting for treatment with braces. Almost 45% of people in the UK have crowded teeth, to varying extents. It is therefore unsurprising that there is demand for effective teeth straightening solutions. At Aura Dental in North West London, there are a range of braces available that can cater to adults seeking more discreet alternatives to fixed metal braces.

What fixed braces look like today

Fixed braces are no longer only available in metal, which can leave you with a conspicuous ‘train track’ look. Six Month Smiles and CFast braces both use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. These more easily blend into the background of your teeth. Both of these options focus on straightening the front teeth, where the effects are most obviously seen. Treatment times vary but results can on average be achieved within six months.

A range of removable braces

Removable braces allow you to take them off at mealtimes and when you want to clean your teeth. This makes maintaining good dental hygiene much easier and means the impact on your lifestyle is minimal.

The Inman aligner is a clear aligner that uses springs and a bow to realign your front teeth. If worn for 16 to 20 hours a day, results can be achieved in six to 18 weeks.

Invisalign clear aligners are moulds made from clear acrylic that are custom made to fit around your teeth. A series of aligners are created that each nudge your teeth a little bit further. A new aligner is worn every two weeks with the average treatment taking between 12 and18 months. The more time spent wearing the aligner in the day and night, the more effective the treatment.

Choosing the right braces

With many more types of braces now available, it is important to consult a dentist to find out which one is most appropriate for your individual case.

Achieving straighter teeth brings cosmetic perks but also can reduce your chances of future dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease.


Smile Confidently: Living with Braces 101

BracesOral hygiene does not stop when you have braces. In fact, they give you more responsibility for your mouth. Braces are only there to help with the positioning of your pearly whites; you should do your part in keeping them intact.

  1. You may feel a little pain and discomfort for the first few days of having braces. Specialists in Belfast may recommend some pain relievers.
  2. Eat softer foods like soup. It would also help to avoid food items that are a little chewy, such as meat, caramel and gum. Food items you may want to avoid are nuts, pretzels, carrots, corn or even popcorn, no matter how tempting. Cut them into small sizes for easier consumption, if you cannot avoid them.
  3. Blue Sky Dentistry mentions avoiding food with high sugar content.
  4. Brush the right way. Since you have braces, you should brush your teeth more meticulously. The space in between the gums and the braces is where food gets stuck often, so you should concentrate on that area. To reduce the chances of bleeding, gargle with salt and water, and use toothbrush with softer bristles.
  5. Use a dentist or an orthodontist recommended toothpaste such as those rich in fluoride to keep your teeth healthy.
  6. There may be a need to bring your toothbrush wherever you are because it is best that you brush your teeth after every meal, including snacks.
  7. In addition to brushing, you should floss your teeth. It is better if you floss at least twice a day to get rid of tiny bits of food in between teeth.
  8. When you have braces, you may be more prone to mouth sores. Consult your specialist for ointments or creams you may use. You may also use plastic mouth guards to protect your oral cavity, especially when you are engaging in strenuous activities.

It may be a little hard to adjust to your new braces. You will get used to it, and you will realise it was all worth the money (and the trouble) when you see the beautiful outcome.