What are Invisible Braces?
An invisible brace is a term coined for braces with a negligible appearance. These braces are quite popular among adults as they facilitate correcting the position of the bones and teeth.
Invisible braces are positioned on the inner side of the teeth, whereas with the conventional technique they are placed on the outer side.
Advantage of Invisible Braces
- Invisible braces are the perfect choice to repair crooked teeth without compromising a smile.
- Invisible braces solve many dental issues such as crowded teeth, underbites, spacing, overbites, and crossbites.
- Invisible braces are easily removable, brushing and flossing are quite easier to do than with traditional braces.
- Invisible braces are made of a smooth plastic material, no metal protrusions which can puncture or scratch the inside of the mouth.
- Traditional braces results take about 3 to 5 years to straighten teeth. However, invisible braces take 1 to 1.5 years to straighten the teeth.
How do Braces Work?
Invisible braces work in the same way as traditional wire braces. Invisible braces use the appropriate placement of controlled force to gradually move your teeth into a straighter position. In the course of the treatment, different teeth are moved or diverse force is applied utilizing aligners or wires and brackets.
Types of invisible braces:
There are three types of invisible braces:
- Lingual or Damon Braces: In comparison to traditional braces, lingual braces remain hidden behind the teeth and are not thick. They are made using 3D computer software which is based on the teeth structure of a person as it varies from person to person.
- Ceramic or Clear Braces: Ceramic or clear braces are quite the same as traditional metal braces as they both use brackets, wires, and elastics. Ceramic braces provide clear or tooth-colored brackets instead of gray or metallic silver brackets and wires.
Are invisible braces safe?
Invisible braces are undoubtedly safe and exceptionally effective as far as tooth chewing movement is concerned. However, do consult an orthodontist before getting invisible braces.