In St John’s Wood, Invisalign clear braces are a popular choice for our patients at Aura Dental. There are several reasons for this. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
The number one reason patients love Invisalign in St John’s Wood is because it means you can get straighter teeth without the stigma of conspicuous braces. Wearing metal ‘train tracks’ on your teeth for up to 2 years is quite a price to pay for lining up your smile. And while for some, braces are medically necessary, if they aren’t and you’re looking only for a cosmetic enhancement, there’s even less reason to put up with visible braces.
Invisalign changed all that because once the clear aligners are in place over the teeth, they can’t be seen. Someone very close up may be able to spot them, but for the purposes of normal daily interactions, they are invisible. This is a great benefit for self-conscious teens and adults with high profile jobs.
The aligners are taken out for eating and cleaning, meaning they are easy to maintain. Food doesn’t get caught in the braces and there’s no lengthy cleaning routine to follow. Some mindfulness is required however, because Invisalign in St John’s Wood need to be taken out for eating or drinking anything other rather plain water, and then you have to remember to clean your teeth and replace them. However, if you have the discipline to stick with this, then Invisalign in St John’s Wood could be for you. Patients also find that bringing this extra awareness to their eating routine cuts out mindless snacking.
Not all braces are made to measure. Many are off-the-shelf appliances that are fitted by your dentist. Invisalign, however, are created using digital software that plots the course the teeth need to travel with pin-point accuracy. The measurements are then given to the Invisalign technicians who make each pair of aligners to fit each patient’s unique needs.
As mentioned above, Invisalign braces use 3D software to create the aligners. The measurements are taken using a handheld digital scanner, getting rid of the need for messy putty impressions.