What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to regular braces, by replacing them with a thin, clear plastic membrane that is worn over the teeth, instead of being attached directly to the enamel. Invisalign is widely available, and if you are looking for Invisalign in Bedford then it is available at Infinity Aesthetics, to achieve straighter and neater looking teeth, which can contribute to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The benefits of Invisalign
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is comfort. Metal braces can be uncomfortable when they are initially installed and can cut lips and make eating painful. The teeth can also hurt from the speed in which the teeth are adjusted, whereas Invisalign is a far gentler process. The brace is designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, which means that for a short period the brace can be easily removed and refitted. Invisalign is also invisible, hence the name, which means people will not be able to tell you are wearing braces. This can be a huge benefit for people who might be self-conscious or anxious about having metal braces put in.
Be aware when using Invisalign
The downsides to Invisalign are that they are not as effective as metal braces. While Invisalign is proven to be effective, regular braces are faster at realigning gaps and straightening teeth, however, they can be more painful. There are also some risks that Invisalign can carry, as poor use of the braces can cause some root damage, however with correct hygiene, the risk of this can be greatly reduced.
How long does it take for teeth to straighten?
Like many treatments, the results can vary from person to person. However, Invisalign will normally take approximately twelve months to be fully effective and can start showing results within two to three months of beginning treatment. If you are a local in Bedford, Invisalign check-ups can be as frequent as you would like at Infinity Aesthetics, and we are happy to advise you if you are not satisfied with the results.
How does it work?
Invisalign works by producing a series of braces based from a 3D scan of your teeth and makes small adjustments each time to gradually move them into place. A projection will be made as to what you teeth should look like, and then the series of braces can be made, gradually adjusting each time. Each aligner is worn for approximately two to three weeks, before being changed to the next one, until the teeth fit perfectly into the final brace.
Can everyone get Invisalign?
Invisalign in Bedford is available to anyone who wants it, however we at Infinity Aesthetics will recommend it to those who need it via a consultation.
There will be varying costs. Depending how complex the teeth straightening process is will determine how many Invisalign braces are needed. There are other methods to straighten your teeth, and we will advise you on the best method to achieve this the right way for you.