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Invisible Braces to Straighten Teeth
What are Invisible Braces?
Invisible braces, otherwise known as clear braces, are the ideal treatment for patients who want to correct the position of their misaligned teeth but do not want others to notice that they are having orthodontic treatment or using braces because braces makes your smile ugly. That’s why Orthodontists will use a series of virtually invisible clear aligners to gently reposition the teeth. There are different types of invisible braces are available, some of them can be removed for brushing, eating or cleaning.
Different types of invisible braces:
Ceramic Braces :
Ceramic braces will be roughly the same size and shape as traditional metal braces, but they have tooth-coloured or semitransparent brackets that blend with the colour of your own teeth. Some even come with tooth-coloured wires to be even less noticeable.
Ceramic braces are comparatively less painful because they don’t irritate the gums. These braces are likewise solid, high quality and usually don’t chip or break unless they are misused in a rough way.
Lingual Braces :
Lingual braces also referred to as Incognito braces, are permanently placed behind your teeth for your teeth straightening treatment. These braces are not removable and work in the same way as traditional metal braces. The major difference between lingual and other braces is that they are unnoticeable to others as they are fitted in the back side or your teeth.
Lingual braces are suitable for all age groups without any risk and reliable alternative of all types of misaligned teeth and the front tooth surface remains as it is.
Clear Plastic Braces :
These types of braces are made up of a series of clear and invisible custom-made polyurethane plastic. They are very similar in appearance to a mouth guard with clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and come in a series of 'next step' braces that will be replaced every 2 weeks, gently increasing the pull on the teeth to move them into the desired position. This is one of the fastest and painless ways to get that new bright smile and concentrates on the front upper and lowers teeth rather than the whole bite, to make the process quicker. This treatment will usually be most suitable to less complex cases.
As these braces are made of clear polyurethane plastic, there are no metal brackets and wires to irritate your gum our any other part of your mouth. This procedure also takes shorter period than any other teeth straightening treatment.
Will one size fit all?
No, the braces made in the 'invisible range' mentioned above are customized to the teeth of each patient. Special moulds are made after impressions and x-rays of the teeth have been taken. This is done in the laboratory and in the case of the brackets used in the 'staged' sequence, several will be made for the on going stages of the treatment.
Is everybody suitable for these kinds of treatments?
The only way to find out if you are suitable for any of this treatment is to go for a consultation with an expert invisible braces dentist near your area. In most cases a consultation to assess your suitability for these new style braces will be free. At the same time your dentist will be able to assess any other dental problems you might have and advise the best course of action for you.
Won't it hurt to have my teeth pulled into position by these braces?
You may suffer a little discomfort to start with but that will soon pass as your mouth becomes accustomed to the braces. Your dentist will normally advise you to take some painkillers that you can buy over the counter if you need them. But in case of clear plastic braces (invisalign), it is completely a pain free procedure.
After the treatment is finished is that it?
No - in most cases you will need to wear a retainer at the end of your treatment to stop your teeth returning to their original misaligned position. These retainers might be fixed or removable so that you can choose when to wear them, or they might be the type that is worn at night. Your Dentists Near Me dentist will be able to explain what the right retainer for you will be.
Will treatment with invisible braces be very expensive?
That will depend on what work needs to be done and what system you have. Compared to the length of treatment and expense of traditional metal-based brace systems, because invisible braces take less time to complete the job of straightening the teeth. Once you have had your free consultation with your dentist, he or she will be able to provide you with a treatment plan as well as a break down of what costs will be involved.
If you are looking for someone who can tell you more about invisible braces and who can carry out this sort of treatment for you, then Dentists Near Me will have a list of dental professionals at a location convenient to you.