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Invisalign Braces and how they actually work. A London SE1 dentist explains

18 / 07 / 2010

An Invisalign Brace is so called because it is almost invisible to the eye, says a London SE1 dentist. The brace is a newly designed all in one device, that encapsulates all the basic principles of a brace in the traditional manner of how they work. The unique thing is that they are changed every two weeks and are made according to calculations given by a computer program, very space age indeed. Digital pictures are used to set the program in motion, they are scanned in and used to make a 3D CGI film, computer generated image, the film shows the brace maker how to set the springs and pulley devices that are built into the device. It is a self contained piece of technology and is set into a gum shield to hold it all together. This one is designed to straighten both back and front teeth, unlike the Inman Aligner which is only good for front teeth. The other great innovation is that they are removable for cleaning your teeth and eating. This makes it especially good for anyone who needs to lose the brace for face to face meetings. The progress is followed each fortnight by the patient and the dentist via the 3D film which takes them through the whole process and lets them also see the end result. New bone grows behind the teeth to hold them in their new position, this is done by agitating the jaw line which produces new bone and deposits it behind the teeth as they move position.

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