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Are Removable Braces Better Than Fixed Braces?

Fixed braces might have been around a lot longer than removable ones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re better. Today, the dental team at our practice serving Manchester highlight some of the benefits of removable braces, and why they might be a great choice for straightening your smile.

1.Great all-round comfort

Our removable Invisalign braces are made of comfortable acrylic, a type of plastic that’s durable, yet offers a little flex. The braces fit snugly over your smile and gently move your teeth into position. You’ll change these out every couple of weeks to progress through your treatment, with each making small but important adjustments over time. The braces can be trimmed to your gumline for extra comfort, and there are no wires or brackets to disturb the delicate tissues of your mouth, teeth and gums.

2.Flexible care throughout your day

A great option for children, teens and adults, Invisalign braces can be removed at any time you wish. Parents have peace of mind that they’re being worn enough thanks to the blue dot indicator on each set, while adults just need to remember to wear them for 20-22 hours per day. Short breaks are no problem – and removing for eating is actually recommended by our experts (this prevents staining and breakages).

3.Predictable results every time

We’ve already mentioned how Invisalign braces use a series of aligners to move the teeth. These are designed based on your existing smile and how the teeth should be aligned during treatment. You’ll see the ‘results’ of each stage and your finished smile ahead of starting the programme. You’ll also be able to have micro adjustments at the end of treatment, if you want to further refine your results. Finally, you’ll be given retainers to keep teeth in their new positions.

4.Cost-comparable to fixed braces

Fixed braces are often a similar price to Invisalign braces, though of course it depends on the amount of aligners you need and the length of your treatment. We can also offer our patients finance, with choices for every budget, and payment plans of up to 5 years.

So, there you have it – some of the impressive advantages of Invisalign braces. If you’d like to know more about them, book a consultation, or commit to treatment, then do give us a call. You can reach our practice serving Manchester by visiting our website contact page here.