Thousands of people in the UK started dental treatments using braces last year. Though many of these people were children, there are many options available for adults too. Braces in Windsor, at dentists such as Old Windsor Dental Practice are a popular and effective means to straightening the teeth. Fortunately, there are now more choices than ever before to ensure the right braces are selected.
Improve the smile
Braces in Windsor can correct many issues with the teeth. Having straighter teeth can help patients eat with ease and comfort and with less concern about pain or food being trapped. Braces can also be used to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth and even close gaps between teeth. They can also be used to correct the bite; ensuring the top and bottom teeth meet when the mouth is closed.
Invisalign could be the answer
Invisalign braces in Windsor are designed to fit easily into each patient’s lifestyle. They need to be worn for 22 hours every day, only removing them to eat, brush and floss. They can also be taken out for a specific occasion if required.
Every two weeks, a new set of aligners will be required. The series of aligners will gradually move the teeth into their final designated position. To monitor progress and provide the next batch of aligners, patients will need to visit the dentist every two months.
The Invisalign process
To ensure the fit of each aligner is accurate, impressions will be taken of the teeth. At the Invisalign laboratory highly skilled technicians will create a virtual representation of the teeth, which will show the movement each individual aligner will make.
Occasionally, to help achieve the desired result, small attachments of clear composite may be added to the aligner, which help to reposition the teeth.
Once fitted, some people might notice that teeth can become slightly sensitive and they may feel a small amount of discomfort as the teeth begin to move position, but this should ease within a day or two. It is recommended that taking pain killers, such as paracetamol will ease any discomfort.