Invisible Braces

Woman about to wear invisalign braces

Over the past few years, more and more people are favouring clear aligner style braces over metal braces. One of the reasons they have become popular with so many patients is that they are almost invisible when they are being worn. Another reason is Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional metal braces, are removable.

People who are interested in Invisalign in Clapham can choose from a variety of dental practices across London. Clapham South Dental Centre offers a range of both fixed and removable invisible braces including Invisalign, Incognito and CFast.

How does Invisalign work?

Patients going ahead with Invisalign treatment can expect to wear a series of thin, clear, plastic aligners. Each custom-made set of aligners will be tailored for the patient’s teeth straightening needs. The aligners work by creating pressure on the teeth that need to be moved. Invisalign aligners allow teeth to be moved in a predetermined order, rather than all at once. Each set of aligners should be worn for 1-2 weeks. During this time each set of aligners will move teeth a little closer to the final result. A beautifully straight smile.

Who is Invisalign good for?

Invisalign in Clapham is great for patients who have mild to moderate teeth straightening requirements. Invisalign can correct problems including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Crowded teeth.

Is Invisalign in Clapham as good as traditional metal braces?

Invisalign is effective at treating mild to moderate alignment issues. They are not recommended for severe alignment problems. Invisalign treatments take on average one year to complete. This depends on the severity of the alignment problem to start with, and on whether the patient wears their aligners for the recommended time each day. Invisalign aligners should be worn for around 22 hours per day. They should be removed only for cleaning or eating, and for some special occasions.

How to keep teeth clean with Invisalign in Clapham

Patients wearing Invisalign should make sure they brush and floss after each meal, before they put their aligners back in. This is really important as leaving bits of food stuck around teeth when the aligners are being worn can cause problems with plaque and decay.