Braces After Braces: Using Invisalign to Treat Orthodontic Relapse
March 7th, 2017

For many people, braces were a source of embarrassment in their teenage years. After years of discomfort, however, the resulting straight teeth are usually worth it. There is nothing more satisfying than finally watching the braces come off to reveal a beautiful, sparkling smile.

Most people have to wear retainers to prevent relapse and retain the straightness of their teeth. Relapse occurs when the pressure applied by the braces is removed, prompting the teeth to move back to their original positions and ending up crooked.

If you were not wearing your retainers diligently, it can be frustrating to see that your teeth have relapsed, especially after spending so much time and money wearing braces.

Luckily, you can use Invisalign to treat a relapse.

Invisalign to Treat Relapse

Invisalign is a great option for adults whose teeth have relapsed. Instead of using traditional metal brackets, Invisalign uses a clear plastic tray that fit snugly over the teeth. Once the teeth have moved to the desired position, you replace them with another plastic tray. This continues until your teeth straighten out again.

The cost of Invisalign in the UK is affordable, but may vary depending on the extent of the treatment and the severity of the relapse. Some people may require more trays than others may.

You can expect to wear your Invisalign braces for about six months to a year or more. Invisalign treatments take relatively less time than traditional braces do. Just make sure that you visit an experienced dentist who has the training necessary to work with Invisalign braces.

Less Discomfort

The great thing about using Invisalign is that it is more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They are completely removable, so you can remove them if you need to eat, or if you have a special occasion coming up.

They are also a more discreet option, because they are clear and nearly invisible while worn — it saves you some of the embarrassment that you may have experienced while wearing traditional braces.

Overall, it is a great alternative for treating relapsed teeth, as it is faster, more comfortable and affordable too.

To know if Invisalign is right for you, contact us today at 0808 231 5017.

Tags: , , ,