Here at London City Smiles we offer the Invisalign® braces as a popular alternative to the more traditional orthodontic braces. Braces can effectively provide solutions for problems regarding crooked teeth, or improper bites; the metal braces work by gradually moving the teeth into a more properly aligned position, so that teeth take on a more straightened appearance. The metal orthodontic braces are mostly used on children to ensure that the problems with improperly aligned teeth are corrected at the soonest possible time, before they can cause more serious dental problems in the future.
Orthodontic braces can also be used to correct crooked teeth problems in adults; however, not all grown-ups are comfortable with having metal braces on their teeth, because the braces can bring embarrassment to them. If you are interested in having straighter teeth but do not want to be embarrassed with using metal braces then the Invisalign® braces can provide you with the solution you need.
WHAT ARE INVISALIGN® BRACES?
The Invisalign® system uses custom-made plastic aligners that are nearly invisible to the naked eye, so that you can have the teeth straightening procedure done without being too obvious about it. The whole orthodontic procedure with Invisalign® braces makes it possible for you to get the properly aligned teeth that you need and deserve, without having to deal with the embarrassment of having a mouth full of metal braces.
Invisalign® aligners work in gradually moving the teeth into a more properly aligned position, with the plastic and almost invisible aligners providing results that can be seen in about six to twelve months. Aside from giving a discreet orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign® aligners can also be removed with ease whenever needed – making it easier for you to clean your teeth, and to maintain good dental hygiene; the aligners can also be removed before eating, so there is no need to worry about food particle getting stuck in the orthodontic appliance.
The plastic aligners used in the Invisalign® braces system are very comfortable to wear, as they are custom-made according to your own mouth’s specifications. The lack of metal brackets and other parts also eliminate the possibility of developing painful mouth sores or mouth ulcers, which can become infected and may result to other dental problems.
Invisalign® Teen uses a system just like that of Invisalign® for adults, with the addition of compliance indicators. These indicators are beneficial for teenagers keep track of the length of time that the aligners are used, to ensure that they are being used for the required amount of time – for maximum teeth straightening results. Invisalign® Teen should be worn on a daily basis (and for the most part of the day) to achieve the desired orthodontic treatment results in a gradual and gentle manner.
Invisalign® Lite is an orthodontic system that uses a maximum of 14 Invisalign® aligners to correct minor orthodontic concerns. It is considered to be a cost-effective orthodontic option for addressing issues such as minor teeth crowding, or even the relapse of teeth alignment after the use of traditional orthodontic braces. Invisalign® Lite is best suited for those who have minor alignment issues that can be resolved with using just 14 (or less) plastic aligners.
New Invisalign® i7 is speciﬁ cally for patients with minor crowding or spacing and is designed to achieve minor tooth movements. Invisalign® i7 uses the same clear aligners as all Invisalign® treatment options, making it virtually invisible. Invisalign® i7 provides up to seven stages of aligners per arch with results in as few as three months.