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Invisalign Braces are explained by a south east London dentist

03 / 10 / 2010

It`s almost invisible as it isn`t fixed to the teeth like a conventional brace, says a South East London dentist. They come in the form of a sporting shield that has very cleverly hidden pressure points and pulleys built into the inside, this part sits in the inner part of the mouth and isn`t visible to the eye. They are a unique device and the program involved is quite scientific. Starting with digital pictures which are scanned into a computer program, the program then produces all the calculations needed to make the series of braces involved. These are all made beforehand and contained within them are all workings that will eventually straighten the teeth. It looks like a clear sporting gum shield, and is good for straightening the back as well as the front teeth. They are changed every two weeks and a course can run from 4-8 months typically, the patient and dentist can keep an eye on the progress by watching the 3D CGI film which the computer also produces in the process. The patient can even see the end result before the process even starts. One good advantage is the mobility of the brace, you can take it out for up to 4 hours a day, which is handy for when you`re eating, and cleaning your teeth. It is extremely popular amongst adults who didn’t want the cumbersome NHS brace system when they were younger, but then suffered in later life with misaligned teeth and a crooked smile which can be embarrassing at the best of times.

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