Do you need braces?

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If you have misaligned teeth, you may be keen to improve the appearance of your teeth, but you may not fancy having to wear fixed braces Liverpool for all to see. Orthodontics has evolved, however, and there are now a number of removable appliances on offer. With a trip to see a dentist who offers a choice of treatments, you could be spoilt for choice!


One of the most popular treatments in removable appliances is Invisalign. This consists of plastic aligners that apply pressure to the teeth when being worn to gradually move the teeth into position. You will be provided with sets of aligners to change between each week and you only need to go to the dentist for a checkup and to receive more of them every 6 weeks.

What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign?


Invisalign offers flexibility for patients as they are removable for up to 2 hours a day. This means that you can remove them for mealtimes and you won’t need to have a restricted diet as you may have needed to with fixed braces. Also, you can take them out when you feel like it – perhaps to play sports or to hang out with friends. Whatever you want to do, it’s up to you for two hours each day.

Another benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are barely noticeable when worn (unless someone is staring intently at your mouth!). This means that you can feel more confident in realigning your teeth because nobody should realise that’s what you are doing. Results could be seen in as little as 6 to 18 months on average, so it might not be too long that you have to wear them anyway. However, wearing the aligners shouldn’t be too much of a struggle as they are made to fit your mouth bespoke to you. With iTero technology, the measurements are taken from the scan of your mouth to make your aligners. From this, a 3D animation can also be generated to show you what your teeth will look like once the treatment is completed.

Inman Aligners

If time is of the essence and you only need your front teeth realigning, there is another removable appliance that may be of interest to you. Inman Aligners have coil springs that trigger the two aligner bows that gently work against each other to push your teeth into the correct position. Treatment can take as little as 6 to 18 weeks, although treatment times may vary from patient to patient. This aligner, like Invisalign, may be removed and allows the same freedom that Invisalign does in terms of eating, for example – no messy cleanup operations here!

What next?

If you want to find out more about the treatments available for realigning your teeth that are convenient and discreet, why not contact a dentist who offers a range of treatments such as Invisalign and the Inman Aligners? By booking in for an initial consultation, you will be able to discuss the concerns you have about your smile and find out about how your dentist may be able to help. They will examine your mouth and may need to take x-rays to determine what the treatment options are. You will be able to ask as many questions as you need to make an informed decision about your treatment plan.

So, don’t feel as though you have to put up with misaligned teeth when there are discreet and convenient treatments available. You can have that fantastic smile if you go for it!

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