a woman with a discreet invisible braceInvisalign is a revolutionary teeth-straightening treatment that allows patients with crooked, gapped or overcrowded teeth to get a straight smile without anyone realising they are actually wearing braces. This treatment has been designed for image-conscious adults, so that patients don’t have to worry about how they look while undergoing treatment.

Invisalign clear braces in Harley Street are available in many dental practices, such as Harley Street Dental Clinic. Unlike traditional metal braces, which can be uncomfortable and time-consuming to keep clean, Invisalign clear braces are comfortable, removable and invisible.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, plastic, removable aligners that are virtually invisible and fit comfortably over the teeth to help them move gradually. The aligners are created with 3D technology and they should be changed every two weeks until the end result is achieved. Patients should visit the dentist about once every six weeks to ensure that their treatment is progressing as planned. Treatment with Invisalign clear braces in Harley Street is different for each patient, though most patients have their teeth straightened in 12 months or less.

Why treatment with Invisalign is different?

Not only are Invisalign aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so patients can consume their favourite meals and drinks while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing can be performed normally. Invisalign clear braces are comfortable because they are not made of metal, which can cause mouth irritation during treatment. Moreover, Invisalign patients are less likely to spend much time in appointments for adjustments.

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Who is eligible for Invisalign?

Invisalign clear braces in Harley Street are ideal for patients with moderately crooked and misaligned teeth, but they do not always work with severely crooked teeth. Large overbites and other major oral health issues require more advanced methods of correction, such as metal braces. However, Invisalign can treat most common teeth straightening issues such as overbites, underbites, crossbites and gapped teeth.

More importantly, patients will need to wear the aligners for a good portion of the day (usually up to 20 hours), every day, until they have completed the entire series of aligners. If they cannot commit to that schedule, Invisalign may not be the right treatment for them.