Thursday, 4 December 2014

Role of Invisible Braces in Orthodontics

Invisible braces treatment is an alternative to wire braces that straighten misaligned teeth for teens and adults. The invisible braces are made of medical grade plastic. Corrects the dental problem without the use of brackets and wires.These are never recommended when milk teeth are remaining. They will gradually shift the position of teeth.

Invisible braces

Advantages of Invisible Braces :

  • Clear :

    Invisible braces are practically invisible. So hardly anyone will even know you are straightening teeth.
  • Predictable :

    You can see the treatment result even before your treatment starts. Enjoy a better smile even before completing the treatment.
  • Customized :

    Doctor will take the impression of your teeth and customize invisible braces for your teeth.
  • Removable :

    You can remove these braces when you eat, drink, brush, floss or for special occasions.
  • Comfort :

    The edges of invisible braces are smooth. So they do not irritate gums and cheeks.

How to store Invisible Braces

You should take off invisible braces when you are eating or drinking or anything other than water. When you remove the invisible braces wash them with water to remove the saliva and store them in a cup of water. This can prevent the bacterial development. Always clean invisible braces with a toothbrush. If you are not doing like this, it will not be no longer invisible. The cleaning and storing of invisible braces keep them hygienic.
Invisible braces treats cases such as:
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite.
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite

Risks with Invisible Braces are :

  • They do not offer certain types of teeth movements and correction of some malocclusion.
  • Not suitable for severely tipped teeth, rotated teeth, deep overbite.
  • Invisible braces may increase the chance of cavities on teeth.
  • The shape of your teeth will impose limitations for to use invisible braces.
  • Need to replace invisible braces after every 2 weeks.
  • Will change the way you speak.
  • Very easy to lose.


Invisible braces are custom made for your teeth by using revolutionary 3D computer technology. Over the course of treatment you will get set of invisible braces that you change once every two weeks. That will ensure that your teeth are moving to the desired position. Treatment will be last for 18 to 24 months. After the completion of treatment you will advise to wear a retainer to hold the teeth in the new position and to avoid the relapse of teeth. Length of the invisible treatment depends on the situation, the type of the invisible braces you are wearing and and how much teeth need to be moved or rotated.
The cost of the invisible braces is higher than the traditional braces. Your specific brace cost depend on the factors that include type and duration of treatment, any restorative work needed before or throughout the treatment.

Invisible braces

Invisible braces v/s metallic braces

The main difference between invisible braces and traditional braces are the method of application and the way of teeth straighten throughout treatment. Need tightening periodically for traditional braces. And also very difficult to maintain the oral hygiene. The noticeable appearance of traditional braces is its main disadvantage. But these metal braces have most control over the treatment process. This takes less treatment time than the invisible braces. Invisible braces treatment may not be effective for severe dental issues. The challenges of having braces is removal of food that trapped in wires and brackets. That lead to the formation of plaque eventually causes tooth decay. In case of invisible braces, it can remove at the time of eating.

The main aim of the dental care provider is to retain each patient's dentition for life long. Invisible braces increase the confidence of each patient in daily life. It helps to keep good oral hygiene. Straighten your teeth in form and function in a healthy manner.

Smile Architect Centre for Dental & Invisible Braces imparts you varied treatment options with latest technologies. We aim to give you cost effective treatment with maximum patient satisfaction. 


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