Lots of adults are looking into orthodontic treatment using Invisalign in Bromley. So, let’s see what has made clear aligners so popular.
Orthodontics has long been associated with adolescent and teenage patients. Many people, therefore, come to the conclusion that there is something about orthodontics that is more effective in young adults and children than adult treatment. This is simply not true, as there is no supporting evidence showing that altering tooth position is particularly easier in younger people compared to adult patients. Still, there is a strong trend of most orthodontic work being carried out during late high school early college years.
This is encouraged by the funding structure currently in use with the NHS. Orthodontics is not a cheap or quick procedure and as child dental costs are free at the point of use, there is a strong incentive to have the majority of orthodontic treatment carried out before that funding opportunity is lost. Beyond this, there is also a higher tolerance among younger patients towards wearing braces. Adults often worry about how they will be seen if they wore a brace and how it may affect a job interview or public speaking. Although some sort of embarrassment is also on the mind of a younger adolescent patient, especially when it comes to dating, they seem to be more pro the idea in general of a fitted brace.
How can Invisalign help?
This is where Invisalign in Bromley comes in. As a popular treatment option with working professionals, it is extremely thin and translucent making them barely noticeable even at close range. The effect on your speech pattern is close to none except stopping whistling or lisps that are associated with gaps. There are fewer appointments that have to be attended during the treatment schedule, and costs are usually lower than a standard metal brace. Moreover, the see-through form of a clear aligner allows the patient to see their orthodontic treatment at work. This is quite different to a brace, which requires you to wait until they are removed until you can enjoy your realigned well-meshing teeth.
Invisalign in Bromley also gives the patient the opportunity to remove their aligners at any time; this is often a double-edged sword as in order to complete the treatment in a timely manner you need to consistently wear your aligners; a recommendation of 20 to 22 hours per day is the standard. You should only remove them to eat and drink but if you have a particularly important event like a wedding, you could have an aligner holiday, something that would take several hours of work in the dental chair to do with the standard brace.
If you have had your curiosity piqued about aligners and how they could help you, feel free to look further on our website about how we implement aligners and our success stories. If you have any further questions or a specific medical condition that could impact your treatment, please feel free to contact the clinic and we can provide advice tailored to you.