If you have been thinking about the idea of having invisible braces or clear braces fitted then you may well have already started looking for an Invisalign dentist. London has recently seen a rise in the number of dentists offering teeth alignment treatments which involve Invisalign invisible braces, and certainly it is clear to see just what the appeal is.
In previous articles on the subject of invisible braces I have covered several of the major benefits that clear braces have when compared to traditional metal braces. In this article I’m going to focus more on what actually happens when you visit an Invisalign dentist. London dentists offering the Invisalign invisible braces alternative to metal or wire braces are able to offer a solution which is distinctly different from any form of brace previously used for teeth alignment.
It is important to be aware that if you are going to choose clear braces that you fully understand the implications of the decision. Certainly there are many, many advantages and reasons why people consistently choose clear or invisible braces over metal braces, but in order to make a well formed judgement as to what is the most appropriate choice for you, it is important to appreciate how clear braces differ right from the very start when you visit your Invisalign dentist. London dentists offering either form of brace will begin the same way, with a full examination of your teeth, and by taking and accurate moulds of your teeth as they currently are positioned.
For traditional metal braces this examination and mould will be used to create a custom made set of braces which you will then wear for around two years or more. If you choose to opt for clear braces instead then in addition to this standard examination and mould a highly accurate impression will also be taken of your teeth. It is important for the impression to be extremely accurate, down to the very last detail of each and every tooth, because what happens next is that that impression of your teeth is scanned into a computer, where a fully 3-D virtual model of your entire set of teeth is created.
This 3-D virtual reality version of your teeth allows the Invisalign specialists and your dentist to be able to not only examine every tooth’s position precisely and accurately from a range of angles and positions, but they are then able to go a stage further, doing something rather special. Using the computer the Invisalign dentist, London, is able to move your teeth around in virtual reality, so that he or she can plan not only the eventual finishing position of your teeth, ensuring an accurate teeth alignment result, but they are also able to generate many intermediate stages between the starting alignment of your teeth as they currently exist, and the end result desired.
The reason that this is done is because unlike with traditional metal braces where you are fitted with your braces at the start of the treatment, and only remove that set of braces after a couple of years or so when the teeth alignment process is complete, with invisible braces you only wear each set of braces for about a fortnight. Each replacement set of clear braces is very slightly different from the previous set, and this is planned carefully after the Invisalign dentist has used the computer model to accurately plot each stage of the process.
In this way not only is a more satisfactory end result likely, but the entire process takes very much less time than with traditional braces, usually months rather than years. So if you are interested in the idea of carrying out teeth alignment more quickly and more accurately, visit an Invisalign dentist, London, to find out more about the difference which invisible braces could make to you.