Only a very small population of the United Kingdom can go about their daily lives without the need for orthodontic intervention. Most need to, and you most likely belong to this group of individuals. And while oral health care professionals have long since established that dental braces work best when carried out at a younger age, it does not mean that adults no longer have the chance to correct problems with how their teeth or bite line up.
Many thanks to the continued improvements in oral appliances designed to correct teeth misalignment and improper bites, adults now have more treatment options to achieve straighter, healthier teeth. One perfect example is the Invisalign system.
What the Invisalign is all about
Invisalign is much like traditional metal braces in the way that its primary goal is to straighten the teeth and/or improve a patient’s bite. However, the similarities end there.
The Invisalign system makes use of clear – nearly invisible, hence the name – plastic aligners that you can remove when needed. Your chosen provider will have custom-made aligners ordered for you, which you wear over your teeth. Depending on the severity and extent of your case, you may have to change aligners once or twice a month. These aligners gently yet efficiently move the teeth to an ideal location. Within a few months, you will already notice improvements on how they line up.
Is it more expensive than traditional braces?
This is one of the first questions many people ask. MiSmile notes that in the UK, Invisalign cost depends on some factors, including the severity of the misalignment or malocclusion, the number of aligner trays needed to correct the problem, and the particular Invisalign method you choose.
In general though, for more challenging cases, the cost is roughly the same as that for conventional dental braces. However, you should keep in mind that Invisalign has the advantage of taking a much shorter time for the results to become apparent.