Buckle Advanced Dental Care near Liverpool offers Invisalign®, giving patients the option to discreetly reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles. Misaligned or crooked teeth not only look unsightly, but they can also have negative effects on your oral health. Invisalign® can be used for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue or the jaw. Invisalign® is used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
Invisalign® vs Metal Braces
Straightening your teeth will support your long term dental health by avoiding gum disease in addition to providing the smile you have always wanted. Metal braces are the conventional treatment but there are many disadvantages to using them when compared to Invisalign®. Invisible braces alleviate many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces including:
- The duration of treatment is shorter
- There are no dietary restrictions
- They are more comfortable and removable
- With clear braces, the treatment is unnoticeable
- There are no risks of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached brackets
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Your treatment will begin with taking digital impressions to create high resolution, 3-D images of your teeth at our Liverpool dentist office. These will be used to fabricate your invisible braces in a local Invisalign® lab from high quality hard-soft clear plastic. With these 3-D images, you can also see each step of the treatment plan, tracking your teeth movements with each set of aligners. The number of aligners and length of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the problem(s) being addressed and desired result.
You will change aligners according to your personal treatment plan, but generally every two weeks. The aligners are to be worn about 22 hours per day, leaving plenty of time remove them so you can enjoy the foods you love and maintain good oral hygiene with thorough brushing and flossing. Cleaning your teeth properly is imperative to avoiding gum disease that may lead to missing teeth or bone loss.
If patients have more complex functional malocclusion, our Liverpool cosmetic dentistry office may recommend other alternative orthodontic appliances or traditional braces for optimal results.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have crooked teeth and wish for a straighter smile with Invisalign® in the Wirral and Liverpool area, contact Buckle Advanced Dental Care for a consultation. Call us at 0151 353 8943 or by filling in the online appointment request form.