Removable Braces – Minimally-Invasive Orthodontic Treatment In 2018

Many adults have been attracted to orthodontic treatment in the past couple of decades and this is partly to do with the introduction of minimally-invasive braces that have removable characteristics. Invisalign clear aligners and the Inman aligner were both introduced to the market in 2000 and today, 1 in 5 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment is an adult whilst in the past, this type of treatment was not attractive to older patients, being invasive and disrupting individuals’ daily routines..

Inman aligner

The Inman aligner is used to treat problems like crowding and protrusion and take as little as 6-18 weeks to yield a final result. As they are removable, they can blend in with your  lifestyle, rather than the other way around.

Invisalign clear aligners  

Invisalign has treated over 4 million patients worldwide is a favourite amongst celebrities. Known for their aesthetic design, the aligners are clear and therefore go unnoticed by others and can be removed for certain day-to-day activities.

How removable braces like Invisalign and the Inman aligner present benefits for patients

  • Easier to care for your teeth – fixed braces incorporate brace hardware such as brackets and wires which can make it challenging to brush your teeth. Food particles can easily become lodged in between the nooks and crannies of the brace hardware and make patients more susceptible to a build-up of plaque and tartar. As Invisalign and the Inman aligner are a removable treatment, you can continue caring for your teeth in the normal way.
  • Attractive to customer and client-facing people – Invisalign is designed to be subtle and comfortable but should you have an important presentation or meeting and you feel you don’t want any distractions however small, you can remove them in order to carry this out.
  • No need to amend your diet – today, there are more people sticking to a specific diet than ever before, whether this be a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or raw food diet. Many patients will not want to stray off the rigidity of their diets and a brace choice that is removable will allow for this.


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