Invisible Orthodontics

Advances in orthodontics are not only aimed at the more functional aspects. The results in the field of aesthetic influence significantly in the quality of life, emotional balance and self-esteem.

Orthodontics can be fixed or removable. The fixed orthodontics is aimed at teenagers and adults, once teething it is short, while the removable (detachable) is the best option for children.

In the known fixed orthodontic treatment is the external brackets. Typically they are made of metal and attached to the outside of the teeth, which makes them visible (to open the mouth) and notorious (sometimes even with your mouth closed, lips may bulge slightly).

When you want or need to care for the aesthetics there are other solutions, such as transparent brackets: are fitted, on the outside of the teeth while the metal materials like ceramics is replaced and the color is similar to tooth enamel, but They are still seen.

A step further on the aesthetic choices is lingual orthodontics: fixed braces remain, but hooked on the inner side of the teeth. As effective as conventional braces, but completely (or nearly) invisible. It is a highly recommended option for athletes for the least risk of injury. Also for people whose work involves being exposed to the public and for whom it is important to be discreet orthodontics.


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Another option invisible braces are the clear aligners (Invisalign system). This type is removable orthodontic. The aligners can be removed, they are replaced from time to time and gradually correcting the position of teeth as an initial planning orthodontist. The aligners are removed during meals, so that not get dirty or broken.

In the Invisalign system, being removable, patient collaboration is very important. The success of treatment depends largely on the correct use of aligners.