No matter how young or old you are, a natural and confident smile forms an important element of creating a powerful first impression. Although having dental braces fitted is one of the easiest ways of straightening your teeth, many adults don't feel very comfortable having visible dental correction. However, recent innovations in dental technology have revolutionized the way braces are now being designed and fitted.
Invisible braces are the newest additions to the innovative range of dental and orthodontic products. Quite similar to retainers, they are a series of clear dental aligners which will straighten your crooked teeth. The total number of invisible aligners that you might need will depend on the degree of dental correction that you require. The professionals who generally insert braces are known as orthodontists.
What conditions can be managed with invisible braces?
You no longer need to get your revitalized smile and straight teeth from a mouth that is packed with unsightly wire and bracket braces. Today's invisible or clear braces offer an aesthetic and barely visible alternative.
While the clear braces might not be appropriate for particular misalignment cases or very complex dental problems which are better taken care of by traditional orthodontics, dentists recommend them for the treatment of the following orthodontic conditions:
- Crooked teeth
- Overbite or overjet
- Widely spaced or crowded teeth
These latest brace alternatives are becoming popular with young professionals, not just because of their excellent results, but also due to their flexibility and the degree of comfort they offer. Invisible braces have been designed for adults and for older teenagers. Dentists in particular have stressed that they are not recommended when baby teeth
are still in place.
What are the available types of invisible braces?
Among the popular types of cosmetic braces available are ceramic brackets, clear aligners and inside braces. Porcelain tooth coloured braces generally don't stain and blend with your natural teeth, which make them less obvious. Invisible or clear braces
are now trending due to the many advantages over the traditional metal and wore braces. They are virtually invisible and even those closest to you may not be aware you are wearing braces! The lingual braces or what are referred to as "iBraces", have gone a step further, making your dental treatment
What is the length of treatment?
The length of treatment times using invisible aligners vary. For instance, when using Invisalign treatment
, which typically requires between 20 and 30 aligners, it averages from 9 to 15 months to achieve desired results.
What are the cost implications?
The specific cost of your clear braces is determined by a number of factors such as the dental professional
, the treatment type and its duration and the geographical location. Other factors may be the kind of restorative work required before or during treatment.