Why transparent aligners are an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth.
If you have ever considered having your teeth straightened, there is every chance that you may have decided against it due to the high visibility and inconvenience of traditional orthodontic methods. Whilst this method has worked well for many years, it is not without its problems.
The good news for our Chelmsford dental patients is that we are now able to provide ‘non wire’ braces at Blue Sky Dental, to give you an arguably better teeth straightening experience.
What’s wrong with wires?
As we have said, this traditional method has been successful at straightening thousands of people’s teeth in the UK over the years. Indeed, many cosmetic braces continue to use this method, albeit using more refined and discreet materials.
Some patients do find the wiring to be uncomfortable though. Some of this is necessary as the teeth do have to have a certain level of pressure applied in order to reposition them. The constant feel of wires and brackets in your mouth can be a little unpleasant though and some minor speech defects may also occur.
From a dental perspective, there is a bigger problem with this method. It is very hard to keep your teeth properly clean when you are wearing this type of dental brace. Add to that, the fact that food can easily become trapped in the wires or brackets and it is not difficult to see why keeping tooth decay at bay requires a greater effort that when you aren’t wearing braces.
Then, of course, there is the fact that wired braces are usually quite visible, a key factor in deterring some patients from having this procedure at all, and choosing to live with crooked teeth instead.
Non wired braces
The world of cosmetic dentistry is revolutionising the way that treatments are changing. One of the biggest changes in orthodontics is the use of no wire dental braces and one of the most popular of these is ‘Invisalign’. These are made from medical grade transparent plastic and sit directly over the patient’s teeth. They are provided in a series, with each correcting the position of the teeth a little more than the previous one.
As well as being almost invisible, this system also allows the patient to remove the trays when they are eating food and when cleaning their teeth. This is great news for those who are concerned about the ability to eat comfortably when wearing braces, and for the health of your teeth and gums, as keeping them clean is far more straightforward than where wiring is used.
If you would like to discover more about this innovative teeth straightening system, you may wish to arrange an initial non-clinical consultation with our cosmetic dental team. To arrange an appointment, please call our Chelmsford dental practice on 01245 211070.