Orthodontic Treatment helps in aligning the teeth to improve both aesthetics and function. Crowded teeth, overbites, crossbites etc can be corrected with modern appliances.
Dental Braces (Also known as Orthodontic Braces, or Braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct under-bites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural.
Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Make your orthodontic treatment faster with the SELF-LIGATING BRACES. The Self-Ligating braces are new generation of braces, are designed to improve the speed of orthodontic teeth movement and to ameliorate the patient relief during his orthodontic treatment.
What is the difference between the regular braces and the Self-Ligating braes?
In the regular braes the orthodontist has to use elastic ties (colored bands) to hold the wire inside the slots of the braces, that will cause a delay in the speed of teeth movement and make the speed if the treatment slower because the elastic ties will increase the friction between the wire and the elastic material of the bands. And sometimes the orthodontist use metal ligature wires to put the main wire inside the brace but that will increase the patient discomfort during the treatment because of the high level of irritation between the metal ligature itself and the inside mucosa of the lips and cheeks. In the Self-Ligating Braces, the brace has a special metal door to hold the wire inside the slot of the brace (so no need to use the elastic or metal ties anymore). that door will overcome both problems of discomfort, and friction that usually happened with the regular braces (that is why sometimes they call them the friction free braces).
Self-Ligating Braces VS Regular Braces:
- Less treatment time.
- More comfortable for the patients.
- Less Chair Time.
- Less visit appointments.
- Because the usual use of light forces with the Self-Ligating Braces, that will permit to the orthodontist to has a better control on teeth movement during the orthodontic treatment.
- The philosophy of orthodontic teeth movement with light forces and no friction that usually used with the Self-Ligating Braces gives the orthodontist a wider range of teeth movement and may have a better result at the end.
- Reduce the possibility of teeth extractions in the orthodontic treatment plan.
The Clear Crystal Braces: New generation of esthetic braces.
During the last two decades and because of the increased interest of orthodontic treatment in adults, the esthetic braces have been spread widely because of the big desire especially with older people to ameliorate the appearance of the metal braces that usually used to straighten the teeth. The existence of ceramic braces was a good solution to overcome the problem and used world-widely despite the some inconvenient criteria of the material used.
Those brackets are usually white or has a color closed to normal teeth color. Usually the color of the teeth differs between people, and has a gradual shade (the tooth usually becomes darker near the gum), so most probably the color of the ceramic braces will not match. The second inconvenient of the ceramic braces is the possibility of the color changing during the orthodontic treatment. The clear crystal braces were a good solution to overcome the problem of the color of ceramic braces. They are transparent invisible brackets manufactured from sapphire stones which give the braces the rigidity and the transparency as well.
Crystal braces VS Ceramic Braces
- The crustal braces are clear (no color), so they Mach the teeth regardless of their color.
- The crystal braces will not stain or discolor during the treatment.
- The Crystal braced are more rigid and have more resistance to breakage.
- The ease, convenience and aesthetics of clear aligner systems, like Invisalign and others, make them attractive options for patients—especially adults—who are looking to improve their smile but prefer to avoid the look and perceived trouble of metal braces.
- An orthodontist can offer a trained eye to make sure your smile doesn't just look good, but that it functions properly too, with teeth that fit together for a healthy—and beautiful—smile.
- Determining whether you are a viable candidate for clear aligners is a matter of the professional opinion, experience and individual evaluation on the part of your orthodontist. Clear aligners are very well-suited for patients with mild misalignment requiring minor adjustments. Adult patients who have previously worn braces and have since experienced mild tooth movement are one example.
FOR THOSE PATIENTS WHO ARE WELL-SUITED FOR CLEAR ALIGNERS, THERE ARE SOME SIGNIFICANT BENEFITSThey are removable, and in fact must be removed for eating and drinking, which allows the patient to enjoy foods and beverages without worry. However, the removability can also be a disadvantage—which we will address in a moment.
Hygiene is far better with clear aligners than fixed appliances. By removing the aligners, you can easily access all tooth surfaces to thoroughly brush and floss and you can even use over-the-counter tooth whitening products to keep your smile glistening, even while undergoing treatment.
Clear aligners are virtually undetectable if they fit well, enabling you to improve your smile without feeling self-conscious about it. However, a good fit is critical to avoiding discomfort and awkward speech.
Aligners make it easier to deal with a missing tooth or teeth throughout treatment. The trays can even be designed with an artificial tooth built right in, which might be replaced with a dental implant once treatment is done.
Retainers are custom-made devices, made usually of wires or clear plastic, that hold teeth in position after surgery or any method of realigning teeth. They are most often used before or after dental braces to hold teeth in position while assisting the adjustment of the surrounding gums to changes in the bone. Most patients are required to wear their retainer(s) every night at first, with many also being directed to wear them during the day - at least initially.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You'll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you're at in life, you'll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve on your smile for business or social reasons. Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. Take a moment to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can help you.