The words ‘adult’ and ‘braces’ don’t appear to naturally go together but with innovations in dental technology, adult braces in Barnsley are a popular choice for patients wanting to improve their smiles.
Cumbersome metal brackets and wires, lengthy treatment times and a restricted diet are not things patients wanting straighter teeth have to endure with modern treatments such as Invisalign. These braces in Barnsley, offered by PDC Dental and many other reputable dental practices, are far removed from traditional fixed metal braces. Let’s take a look at how:
Invisalign aligners are made from plastic, not metal. Using 3D printing, these plastic moulds are custom-made to fit over a patient’s teeth. Pressure points are designed along the inner surfaces of the aligners and nudge the teeth into position. Each aligner, with its unique pressure points, is worn for 7-10 days, before being switched out for the next set, which will continue to push the teeth along. Results are achieved in 12-18 months.
Clear As Day
Invisalign aligners are clear, which means once they are placed over the teeth they are almost impossible to spot. This makes them a popular choice for adults who don’t want to advertise their teeth straightening treatment to colleagues and friends.
Easy On, Easy Off
Fixed metal braces in Barnsley are permanently attached to the teeth throughout treatment. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, can be removed at mealtimes and to brush and floss the teeth. This means patients can enjoy minimal impact on their lifestyle, although they should still wear their aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day to ensure their treatment works as planned and on time.
See Into The Future
The 3D imaging software behind Invisalign means that patients can view a 3D simulation of how their teeth will look after treatment, before they even begin wearing their aligners.
Find Out More
Invisalign is not suitable for complex cases of misalignment, so patients should consult an Invisalign dentist to find out if these braces in Barnsley are suitable for them. If Invisalign isn’t quite the right fit, a dentist will be able to offer alternative solutions.