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Harwood dental – why are Invisalign braces better than NHS braces?

Trying to find information on orthodontic braces in Bury, but not sure who to ask for advice? Choosing the type of braces that are going to slot most conveniently into either your lifestyle, or that of your child’s, can be an arduous task. There are hundreds of braces brands in the marketplace and every UK dental practice will be pushing the system that they found the most successful.

Two of the most commonly used braces in recent years however, remain firm favourites in the dental industry. These are the fixed metal traditional style of braces as provided by the NHS and pioneering. relative newcomer, Invisalign.  Invisalign are so popular, they recently announced their 4 millionth customer!

 About NHS braces in Bury

NHS braces consist of the slightly-dated-looking metal brackets and wires set up. You’ve seen them. Every TV show ever, which contains a self-conscious teen character, features them heavily! Fixed metal braces are prominent. They regularly get food caught in them, they make brushing your teeth far harder than it’s ever been before, but they are reliable and they will fix a large number of different alignment issues. They are also available at a subsidised NHS price (at selected dentists) for under 18 year olds and adults with significant orthodontic concerns, who have been referred by their dentist.

In comparison to the removable Invisalign range, which are just as effective, but practically invisible and won’t present food catching, or tooth-brushing problems, fixed NHS prices are very cheap. The main question you need to ask yourself, is whether or not you can bear to spend the next year or two feeling extremely self-conscious about your looks, as you present a mouthful of metal (and occasionally leftover food particles) to the world.

A year, or two years, is a long time to suffer a dramatic reduction in confidence about your appearance even if there is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of your promised perfect future smile. If the braces you seek are for your child, and your child is a teenager, bear in mind that this is one of the most awkward phases of your life anyway and the prospect of making it more awkward will not be welcomed.

About Invisalign in Bury

Unlike NHS braces, Invisalign does not adopt a bracket and wires approach. The orthodontic device you or your child will wear consists of an aligner tray, that looks like a thin, see through mouthguard.

It’s custom made for your teeth and will exert gentle but firm pressure to bring your teeth into a more flattering position. You’ll visit your dentist every few weeks as the journey of your teeth will take place over several trays.

Fundamentally, unless you alert people to the fact you’re wearing braces, your dentist is the only person who is likely to know you’re having orthodontic treatment. You won’t even need to avoid  social occasions, because you will be removing your braces to eat. Additionally, teeth are brushed easily when the braces are removed. The Invisalign system is discreet and effective, as well as potentially a provider of a shorter treatment time, to give you a beautiful new smile.

Should you wish to delve further into the details of the Invisalign system, why not come and have a consultation with our resident orthodontist here in Bury? Not only can we show you how each type of braces will look, but also the results you can hope to achieve. We’ll also tell you everything you need to know about the finance plans available to spread the costs of Invisalign treatment affordably over several months.

Please give our team in Bury a call to book your consultation today and this time next year, you could be looking forward to flashing your new perfect smile at various Christmas and New Year parties, having spent a year receiving secret orthodontic treatment!

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