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Invisible braces refer to a way of straightening teeth that uses a series of clear plastic aligners (also known as trays) to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Invisible braces like Invisalign are becoming ever more popular, especially among adults. They are a great option for people who want to straighten their teeth. Several sets of specially molded, slightly different aligners are made for each patient. Each set is worn for two weeks before being replaced with the next one. These are made from clear plastic, so these are nearly invisible.
Invisible Braces Vs. Metal braces
Sometimes invisible braces may not be suitable for certain misalignment cases or the complex bite problems that are better addressed by traditional ortho-dontics,.However, they are very beneficial to treat the following conditions:
1. Overbite or over jet
2. Crowded teeth
3. Crooked teeth
4. Gaps between teeth
6. Simple bite irregularities
7. Cross bites
Invisible braces are designed for adults and older teenagers but are not recom-mended when baby teeth are there. Children and younger teenagers facing or-thodontic problems will require traditional metal braces with brackets/wires on the front of the teeth. However, only braces specialist can determine if you are a candidate for invisible braces or not. It can be easily removed while eating, brushing, drinking and for cleaning in between your teeth. You need to have all your adult teeth before you can have this treatment.
Types of Invisible Braces:
Popular types of invisible braces include ceramic brackets, inside braces and clear aligners. Ceramic braces are just like metal braces, except that they use tooth-colored brackets (and sometimes tooth-colored wires) rather than metal to straighten teeth.
1. Ceramic Braces:
Ceramic or clear braces are made of ceramic material that are weaker and more brittle than their metal counterpart. Ceramic brackets require small rubber bands, or ligatures, (or built-in spring clips on “self-ligating” brackets) to hold them to the arch wire. Because the ligatures are white or clear, they can stain. Also, like metal braces, ceramic brackets are not removable until treatment is completed.
2. Inside Braces:
They are attached to the back of the teeth so they are hidden from view. Whereas clear, removable aligners can be misplaced or lost, thereby delaying treatment, inside braces are fixed and not removable. Disadvantages of inside braces include a higher cost than traditional braces used on the front of the teeth due to the computer customization required to make the brackets.
3. Clear Aligners:
They are a series of clear, removable aligners custom-fit to your teeth to provide virtually irritation-free treatment with minimal adjustment discomfort. Clear aligners are nearly invisible, minimally invasive and resistant to clouding from wear. With clear aligners, there are no brackets to come off or wires to break. Clear aligners are provided in sets. The number of aligners will depend on your specific orthodontic problem and the disadvantage is very high cost as compared to metal or clear braces.
How long the treatment can last?
The length of treatment depends on your situation and the type of invisible braces you are wearing. Typically, braces are worn from 18 to 24 months, though they are sometimes worn longer.
Benefits of Invisible Braces:
a. Used to straighten misaligned teeth
b. Improve an overbite
c. Improve your oral health
d. Healthier teeth and gums
e. Straight teeth easier to clean than crooked teeth
f. No food restrictions
In general, Invisalign braces are a great option for people who have minor alignment problems. Invisalign offers a visually-appealing and convenient way to create a healthy, happy smile and if you need an Invisalign, then contact us.