Jan 15, 2016

What are invisible braces ?

Every body wants a confident sparkling smile. Teeth alignment forms the core of a smile. Maligned teeth, teeth forwardly placed or overlapping are a complete spoiler.  Invisible braces has emerged as the easiest way of getting that smile and teeth aligned.

Traditionally braces work by moving teeth to their ideal place by applying force.  The regular braces consisted of wires and brackets. These  are bulky and cumbersome and need to be tightened every month at the dental office. The extra bulk causes soreness to the cheek and lips. They accumulate food and create an oral hygiene nightmare. When they are removed at the end of treatment, if the patient has not maintained good hygiene decays and white spots can be usually seen to occur around the brackets. Also if there is an important function, event , wedding or meeting during the course of treatment, as they are fixed and cannot be removed.

Invisible braces or aligners is an amalgamation of modern technologies that allow us to bypass these shortcomings.

How do invisible braces work ?   

 A scan is taken of the patients mouth. This scan helps us to construct the patients  records in three dimensions using a software. Using the software the teeth are realigned to ideal positions.  Once the ideal smile is created and crafted on the computer. Transparent trays or the aligners (invisible braces ) are fabricated which gradually move or facilitate the movement of the teeth. The patient wears a sequence of trays provided and the teeth gradually get pushed into alignment.

What are the advantage of aligners and are they fast ?

Invisible braces use gentle continuous force that allow teeth to move fast. The trays are changed every 2 weeks so there is a continuous push on the teeth. Oral hygiene is not compromised during treatment as these trays are removed during eating.  The biggest advantage is that as the complete treatment is planned and all the trays are given to the patient. The patient therefore is independent and does not need to visit the clinic for repeat appointments every month. This makes it ideal for travelers and those living at distant places. Invisible braces is now becoming a cost effective and affordable way of getting your teeth aligned.

Invisible braces can be used at any age . 

In teenagers we have found oral hygiene is the biggest hurdle during braces . These invisible braces help maintain hygiene. Flossing can be done very conveniently. Also as these are gentle and can be removed there is no soreness of the mouth and nutrition is not compromised / affected during their growing years. 

In Adults the fear of being seen at work or at public events during treatment is the biggest deterrent. As these are nearly invisible they are ideal during work, Since they can be removed when wished they can be a boon during the various life events. The other important advantage is that repeated visits to the clinic are absent ,they thus do not hamper work schedules or travel plans.

Cost effective invisible braces in Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad.

Smilekraft Dental clinics in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi have been providing Invisible braces for years now. Our experts will guide you thru the the steps of treatment. You don't have to be living near Smilekraft cosmetic dental clinics to get your smile aligned. You can contact us from any where in the world and we will guide you. Dr Sidharth Shankar MDS, is a cosmetic dentist at Smilekraft Cosmetic Dental Clinic , Bangalore, India.   These  aligners are US Food and Drug administration approved so the can be shipped to any country. You can mail us at Smilekraftbangalore@gmail.com for any queries.

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