CLEAR BRACES gives you beautiful smile by making your teeth straight and flawless without letting anybody know. Clear Braces are made of a clear material like ceramic, porcelain, plastic or glass. They are not visible like metal. They are perfect for people who want to straighten their teeth and prefer avoiding metal mouth or who have an aversion from stainless steel brackets. They are custom made created especially for you. These aligners are smooth, virtually invisible and comfortable. With the help of aligners your teeth shift gently into place, depending on the accurate movements your orthodontist suggests you. The metal brackets are absent and there are no wires to tighten. You pop in the aligners every two weeks till your treatment is completed. It helps in getting you the confident smile you have always longed for. TREATMENT PROCESS OF CLEAR BRACES:
• Consulting a Doctor: The first step includes in consulting the right doctor who suits your requirements. Choosing the right treatment is very important both medically and financially. The doctor should be well trained to evaluate your needs. Self-assessment is important for you to know about cost of the treatment, dental insurance or other aspects.
• Getting started: Your doctor will examine your teeth, take X- Rays, impressions and pictures of your teeth and make a 3- D image of it. Then a precise plan is made according to the exact movements of the teeth. You can also see a virtual representation of your teeth during the course of treatment.
• Getting customized aligners: Depending on the treatment personal clear aligners are made. These braces are made of comfortable and smooth BPA free plastic that does not irritate the gums and the cheeks. You can wear them throughout the day and take them off while eating or brushing.
• Occasional check ups: After every two weeks new set of aligners will be given to take you to the next level of treatment and see your doctor approximately after six weeks.
• Length of time: You are recommended to wear your aligners at least for 20- 22 hours a day for best results in less time. Adults generally take a year and teens the same time as in the treatment of metal braces.
ADVANTAGES OF CLEAR BRACES:
• They are less visible as compared to other types of braces.
• They do not like the other elastic ties used in attaching the wire with the braces stain. They stain from drinking coffee, tea, tomato sauce, dark liquids, smoking, etc. DISADVANTAGES OF CLEAR BRACES:
• Cost: The cost is more as compared to other braces. It depends on the number of visits and the time taken in every visit.
• Breakage: They are brittle, so braces have the tendency to chip or break. If they are made of plastic the wear down but do not chip.
• Wearing of opposing teeth: The ceramic material is tougher and harder than enamel. In case of teeth bite the teeth will be worn at the point of contact with the braces.
• Difficulty in removal: They are painful and difficult to remove.
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Clear Braces for Teeth: Another Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental braces have come a long way in providing the best solution in straightening misaligned or crooked teeth. It has become a staple in cosmetic dentistry and is by far the most effective way to address this orthodontic problem. Orthodontists recommend wearing dental braces during childhood and adolescence since this is the stage when teeth move to their permanent positions.
Dental braces are not just limited to the young ones. Adults, too, have the need to wear braces at some point. Tooth misalignment can manifest even in adulthood. And even if wearing braces is the most effective solution, there are some who feel a bit awkward and even embarrassed sporting what most people consider as a juvenile accessory.
The wonders of cosmetic dentistry have paved the way for a better alternative. There are now clear braces that function just like the traditional metal braces without being too obvious. Usually, ceramic or plastic materials are utilized instead of metal. The color matches that of the teeth to achieve that inconspicuous appearance. However, clear braces are more brittle than metal braces, making the adjustments more taxing.
There are also metal braces that are attached to the back of the teeth instead of firmly placing them in front. This is suitable for patients whose teeth need to be pushed outwards for proper alignment.
Invisible braces have also become fashionable in recent years. These braces are made from transparent resin that can be hardly detected once worn. Similar to traditional metal braces, the treatment spans from five months to a full year. In lieu of tightening metal braces, a series of clear braces are made for the patient, each with a different level of adjustment to move the teeth to their places. The set of braces are molded based on specific alignment plan. Invisible braces are also a more comfortable option due to their removable nature. A patient can easily take it off to so he can eat properly and without any hindrance. In addition, invisible braces use less force on the teeth, thereby lessening the pain that usually discourages many from wearing braces.
These innovations in cosmetic dentistry were primarily developed to help people correct tooth imperfections is a subtle way. In addition to serving their aesthetic purposes, both clear and invisible braces are designed to meet orthodontic requirements in the best way possible. These methods in straightening teeth cater mainly to adults who wish to be more discreet about their treatments.
Invisalign is a series of clear, customized, removable applications called teeth aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. The most obvious demand for the treatment is for cosmetic purposes. The aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. This makes the method particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces. Nearly invisible ‘aligners’ look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists have referred to them as the “contact lenses for teeth.” Invisalign patients can expect as many as fourteen attachments. They are tooth-colored and made of a glass-like substance. Aligners should be removed to eat, drink, clean the teeth or while having them checked in the clinic. The aligners are made of implantable-grade polyurethane.
For Invisalign treatment, an orthodontist or general dentist begins by taking dental impressions, x-rays and photographs of the patient’s teeth and sends them to the manufacturing company. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. The system utilizes the latest in computerized technology and three dimensional modeling to generate a series of clear, see-through aligners, technically known as Invisalign. It works well in treating a majority of crooked teeth problems including overbites, crowding, cross bites and gaps between teeth.
In the U.K, Invisalign treatments range in prices from 3,000 to 4000 Pounds depending on geographic location and competency of the orthodontist. An average of 9-15 weeks is required for treatment for invisible braces and the person is required to visit the doctor once in 6 weeks to keep a check on the progress of treatment.
Like traditional fixed braces, they are largely dependent on the patient’s habits and their co-operation. The success of the Invisalign aligners is based on the patient’s commitment to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20–22 hours per day, only removing them when they are eating, drinking or brushing their teeth.
Aesthetically pleasing, clear “aligners” are nearly undetectable to others. They are more hygienic in the sense that aligners are removable for brushing and flossing which helps promote healthy teeth and prevent gum diseases. It is comfortable to wear and effective for the functions the teeth are expected to do; unlike traditional braces, there are no wires, no metal and no brackets so there is less abrasion in the mouth. Additionally, the system works in approximately the same amount of time as traditional braces.
At present, the Invisalign System is only appropriate for patients with full adult development and complete jaw growth. The cut-off age depends on the individual but is generally 15 to 17 years for girls and 17 to 19 years for boys. It is generally not suitable for small children.
In many cases, it may not be possible to achieve the best possible aesthetic smile; functional and stable results cannot be achievable without repositioning the teeth with orthodontic appliances. These patients have the option of choosing appliances that are not very visible or not visible at all. Due to recent advances in orthodontics, the time taken for orthodontic corrections has reduced. In most cases aesthetic improvements can be achieved in a few weeks to a few months. Braces Invisible is the answer for not only cosmetic but also for corrective purposes of the teeth.
Braces Invisible or invisible dental braces are clips that are invisible but more comfortable. They are the latest appliances that are used in teeth alignment procedures. Wearing dental braces or teeth braces is a problematic task. Besides it look unattractive and is also painful. Since Braces Invisible are transparent and invisible, they do not interfere with speech and since they are easily removable, they do not interfere with normal eating, drinking, chewing, crushing, mouth washing and flossing activities and are able to keep top oral hygiene.
Practically invisible dental braces are plastic aligners, accurately computer-designed, which ease the movement of teeth better than traditional braces and give similar results. These invisible dental braces can easily be removed while eating and chewing. Braces Invisible comes in different varieties – Clear or Ceramic Braces are similar to metal braces in function but are tooth colored thereby making them less noticeable and they are most popular with adult patients for enhancing their cosmetic appeal; Transparent Aligners – Invisalign or Invisaline – is a great option for patients who do not have severe problems and/or are concerned with aesthetics during the treatment, the system consists of a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth and each tray is made to move the teeth slightly and is worn for a few weeks, this system is available to adult patients and teenagers with certain bite problems also and Lingual Braces, which are the ultimate in brace concealing technology. Lingual braces are attached to the backside of the teeth, which makes them completely invisible. This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well suited for adults, who often want to improve the look, feel and function of their teeth without letting anyone else know about their treatment.
The procedure for fixing invisible dental braces is that the teeth are carefully examined by the dental surgeon. A model of the teeth is made and scanned by the computer to plan the movement of teeth with a series of invisible dental braces and a number of aligners are created. These aligners are used one by one after regular intervals to move the teeth to the desired position. Braces Invisible as orthodontic appliances have also proved successful in treating the deformities caused by some common habits like thumb sucking, nail biting and tongue thrusting. Braces Invisible add sparkle to smiles. They are also known as the ‘contact lens of the teeth’.