Many adults in the UK dream of having straighter teeth. Whether it’s for health reasons or cosmetic reasons, there are lots of different options to consider. Due to the surge in demand for teeth straightening treatments, there has been a boom in more comfortable and discreet options. This is great news for patients.
At practices such as Enhance Dental in Leeds, braces can straighten a patient’s teeth with hardly anyone noticing the patient is undergoing treatment. Invisible braces have changed the way dentists straighten their patient’s teeth and provided a solution for patients not willing to ensure unsightly fixed metal braces.
Invisalign: Innovation in braces in Leeds
One treatment that has grown in popularity and evolved over recent years is Invisalign. Invisalign doesn’t work the same way as traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-moulded plastic trays, also known as aligners,which gradually reposition the patient’s teeth over time using gentle pressure.
To ensure the aligners are accurately crafted, the dentist needs to plan how the patient’s teeth are going to move and where to. They do this by taking a digital impression of the patient’s teeth with a scanner. A treatment plan can then be created using a virtual treatment planner.
Options for Invisalign
Before treatment with this type of braces in Leeds begins, there are a few different options to consider. Invisalign has several variations to fit a patient’s needs.
The first is Invisalign’s full treatment which can correct a wide range of problems. On average this treatment takes between 12 and 18 months to complete. In most cases, it’s necessary to fit small attachments to the aligners to achieve the required teeth movements.
The next type of Invisalign treatment is Invisalign i7. This treatment consists of just seven aligners to treat milder cases than Invisalign’s full treatment. As it focuses on less serious issues, i7 treatment can be completed in just three months. To bridge the gap between i7 and Invisalign full, Invisalign has a Lite system that can take just seven months but corrects more serious problems than Invisalign i7.
With this many choices, there is a treatment to suit most patients.