You no longer need to imagine a metal smile when you hear the word ‘Braces’. The advancements in the field of orthodontics has led to a wide variety of braces ranging from removable braces to at-home teeth straightening treatments.
Removable braces or ‘Invisible Braces’ as they are popularly known are nothing but transparent forms of dental braces used to straighten teeth by applying small amounts of pressure. These are usually made up of medical grade PETG or PU plastic material which provide much more comfort and less pain than other types of braces.
The best part about removable braces is that you can remove them while eating and cleaning. So, no dietary restrictions and no tooth decays! A teeth straightening treatment which is hardly noticeable, less painful and has rare dental appointments. What else do we need?
Often when we come across something which is “Too good to be true”, we wonder whether it actually works or not. Same is the case with removable braces. So, let’s take a look at how removable braces work and if they are actually effective.
How Do Removable Braces Work?
First and foremost, there’s an assessment in order to determine whether you are an eligible candidate for removable braces. This is usually done online on the website. However, you can also visit the physical office to eliminate any doubt. If you are eligible, the impressions of your teeth will be taken. We here at Straight My Teeth, give you an option to even do your impressions at home. However, you can also visit our Ashford Smile Studio if you seek personal care.
With the help of the impressions, a smile specialist will make a 3D model of your teeth and also the preview of your teeth after the treatment. If you are happy with the preview of your teeth and willing to go ahead with the treatment, you will be asked to discuss the treatment and payment plans along with the insurance policies. We at Straight My Teeth take pride in offering our at-home teeth straightening services at an affordable price of £999. Not only that, we also have a special payment option of paying in 12 monthly instalments of £67 with a downpayment of £295 (total £1099).
After selecting your plan, the smile specialist will start the process of making your custom-made plastic aligners. Once these are made, you will have to visit the dental office to get your first set of removable braces placed or they will be delivered at your doorstep if you choose at-home treatment. Removable braces have to be worn for about 20-22 hours each day. In fact, you have to remove them only while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Removable braces work best when they are worn for as long as possible. Also, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene routines to avoid any tooth decays or gum problems. Cleaning your teeth and aligners after eating is a must.
After wearing the first set of aligners for a few days, you wouldn’t feel their pressure anymore. This indicates that it is time to change the set of trays. However, you can only change the set after 14 days so that the teeth do not return to their original positions. So, after two weeks, you will have to change your set of aligners (again, this can be done either at the physical office or at-home depending on the option you chose). Now, this aligner is slightly more symmetrical than the previous one which helps in aligning your teeth naturally. This process goes on until your teeth have reached the desired result. If you are not happy with the final result or if your teeth have not reached the position as previewed, you can consult your dentist and extend the treatment or go for another plan. But, if you are happy with treatment, you can start wearing your retainers. Wearing retainers is the most important part of the treatment and yet it is often neglected by people. It is as important to wear your retainers as it was to wear your aligners. Because if you don’t wear your retainers for the recommended time and period, there is a high chance of your teeth returning to their misaligned positions.
Now, let’s come to the most frequently asked question:
Do Removable Braces Actually Work?
Removable braces are the most comfortable, convenient and affordable option to get your teeth straightened. But many people are uncertain whether they are efficient enough. However, removable braces have been successful in aligning teeth like all other braces and that too without causing much discomfort or pain. Removable braces are the best option for people who want to undergo their teeth straightening treatment without being noticed but also without compromising on the quality of their treatment. If you follow the instructions of your dentist throughout and maintain good oral hygiene routines, removable braces can do wonders to your teeth. Removable braces are not only a considerable option but the most optimum option to get those glam teeth you had always dreamt of.