The 1970s was a time of major breakthroughs in the orthodontic world. This was a time when stainless steel became acceptable as a material for braces (as opposed to silver, gold, and in some cases, wood and ivory). Not only did this technological advancement ease the pain level for those who were suffering (even though it was still deeply uncomfortable), but it also brought down the price point, making orthodontic treatment more accessible to a much wider demographic.
Other than this, the evolution of braces has been stuck in a rut. Any change was a minor tweak but has never made any significant impact on the user’s experience of wearing braces. Treating often common dental issues, such as protruding or crooked teeth, still required complex and deeply uncomfortable interventions.
The invention of Invisalign is probably the most significant development in orthodontics since the use of stainless steel in braces. Today, the availability of Invisalign in Birmingham has ensured that anyone in the city suffering from a number of different dental issues can enjoy a much simpler treatment plan.
This simple plastic plate made significant inroads to simplifying the treatment of common bite issues and has revolutionised the ability of orthodontists to provide a much higher standard of care overall.
What Dental Issues Benefit From Invisalign Treatment in Birmingham?
While there may be a preconception that Invisalign has the limited capability with regard to the different dental problems it can treat, in reality, it is much more versatile. Issues that Sutton Smiles, an Invisalign dentist in Birmingham, regularly treats include:
- Crowded and crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
Treatable Dental Cases in More Detail
Crowded and crooked teeth:
Many people suffer from having too many teeth that grow and push against each other, causing them to shift positions and become crooked.
Gapped teeth – also known as diastema – are more of an aesthetic issue that can heighten feelings of low self-esteem.
An overbite is when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth by a considerable amount. Often the front teeth might be protruding or ‘sticking out’.
In opposition to an overbite, an underbite occurs when the lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw.
An open bite is when the top and bottom front teeth do not touch when the mouth is shut, often caused by thumb sucking but is often genetic.
As part of the overall treatment plan, your Invisalign dentist in Birmingham will take a digital impression of your teeth, which will identify which issue you are suffering from.
What if My Dental Problems Are Not Covered in This List?
When consulting for Invisalign braces at our Sutton Coldfield clinic, our dentists carry out a thorough examination of your oral health, over and above simply measuring for the Invisalign braces. This is done to ensure you are given the best possible advice. If issues are detected that cannot be fixed with Invisalign, then we will make the necessary treatment recommendations.
How Does Invisalign Work?
First and foremost, you need to make sure you find the best Invisalign Birmingham provider, as there are imposter systems in circulation which can often do more damage. So, make sure that you choose a reputable company. Treatment can take, on average, six months, so trust and confidence that your provider regularly follows up on your progress, and making sure that everything is proceeding as it should, will make the journey much more agreeable and comfortable for you.
When you visit your dentist, they will digitally measure you for your individually manufactured set of braces. As the movement in your teeth advances, you will be supplied with new sets of braces to work towards the desired results. You will be expected to wear your braces for up to 20-22 hours a day – if this is any less, then the entire process may take longer than the six-month average.
Your Invisalign dentist in Birmingham will monitor your progress from start to finish and beyond. It is important to have this continuous care, to ensure that if there is any slight misalignment along the way, it is spotted and corrected before any further damage occurs. It is this aspect of continuous care that separates the best Invisalign providers in Birmingham apart from the not-so-great.
What is the Invisalign Cost in Birmingham?
Invisalign treatment at our Sutton Coldfield clinic benefits from significant benefits and discounts through membership. As well as a 20 per cent discount, costs can be spread over interest-free payment plans to ensure that those who can really benefit from improving the aesthetics of their smile can afford to build their confidence and self-esteem.
If you would like to discuss further the opportunity of improving your smile with our Invisalign braces, please call us anytime on 0121 3541922 to schedule a consultation.