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How Do Invisible Braces Work?

In a world where first impressions are everything, the way you look can influence everything from your love life to your career. Times have moved on from the days of classic metal braces which can be unsightly and make you self-conscious.

Clear braces which appear invisible to the untrained eye are the most popular teeth straightening option of the decade and for good reason. Clear braces help straighten your teeth discretely and comfortably, enabling you to live your everyday life with confidence.

Invisible braces are designed to apply small amounts of pressure to your teeth to move them into a more aesthetically pleasing position, creating a more uniform smile. Unlike metal braces which use certain teeth as anchors for pulling wonky teeth into a straighter position, clear braces work in a less uncomfortable way.

During your invisible brace treatment, you will be given a series of clear aligners to wear for 23 hours per day. Each aligner is generally worn for 2 weeks before a new aligner should be worn. These aligners put pressure on the teeth to encourage them to move into the new alignment. As the tooth moves during this 2-week period, the pressure from the brace will reduce and therefore you should move on to your next aligner.

One of the most popular orthodontic systems, Invisalign, uses advanced computer software to work out how many aligners you will need to get your desired end result.

Clear braces are a cost-effective tooth straightening option that can be paid monthly to fit your budget. Find out more about clear braces.

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