Teeth straightening is no longer just for teenagers. In fact, an increasing number of adults are seeking teeth straightening treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their oral health. However, adults are also self-conscious of their appearance, therefore, are unlikely to wear unattractive brackets and wires for a year or two.
Luckily, modern dentistry has come a long way and modern teeth straightening treatments have adjusted to the lifestyle needs of adults and teenagers. Adult braces in North London at Denchic Dental Spa are lightweight, discreet and deliver results without sacrificing appearance and comfort. Patients can choose from a wide array of treatments including Inman aligners and Invisalign invisible braces in North London.
Invisalign Invisible Aligners
Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening treatment that can treat crowded, spaced or misaligned teeth as well as bite problems. The treatment consists of a series of transparent, removable, custom-made, plastic aligners that help move the teeth gradually into their right position over a specific period of time. Invisalign aligners are made with the aid of 3D technology, helping the dentist to carefully chart the movements needed for the teeth to reach their new straightened positions.
Invisalign aligners have to be changed every 2 weeks for the next aligner in the series. Overall treatment time differs for each patient. The aligners can be taken out for eating and brushing the teeth, but they have to be worn for at least 22 hours a day for effective treatment.
Inman aligners are often used as an alternative to Invisalign. They can straighten misaligned teeth by shifting them into their desired position using a push and pull mechanism. Inman aligners contain a coiled spring on the inside side of the aligners and a metal bar that rests across the front of the teeth. The pressure exerted by this spring helps move the front teeth into the correct position. In-man aligners are ideal for patients who wish to straighten their teeth in as little as 6 weeks, but they are restricted in terms of the actual number of movements they can achieve. They are not recommended for patients with severely misaligned teeth or bite problems.