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Everybody wants a great smile, but a lot of us need help getting there. More and more people are having success with clear orthodontic devices called aligners.
Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth, or have minor spacing issues. Patients who have severe crowding or spacing problems — or severe underbites, overbites, or crossbites — may need more complex treatment.
How do they work?
Once a dentist or orthodontist decides how to correct your bite, they’ll make a plan for moving your teeth. If you get the clear aligners, you’ll be fitted for several versions that make slight adjustments to move your teeth over the treatment time.
They’re made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll get a new aligner every few weeks to continue moving the teeth into the desired position.
How long does it take to straighten teeth using invisible aligners?
Treatment time with invisible teeth aligners is based on how much the teeth need to be moved or rotated. The more your bite is off or the more crooked your teeth, the longer it will take. Treatment usually takes between 10 and 24 months. But if you’re an adult who had braces as a child, and your teeth shifted slightly over the years, you may need invisible teeth aligners for as little as 10 weeks.
HIDDEN OR LINGUAL BRACES
|A. HIDDEN OR LINGUAL BRACES
Hidden or Lingual Braces are one of the many types of the fixed orthodontic treatment methods available. It involves attaching the orthodontic brackets on the inner sides of the teeth which is not easily visible from outside. The main advantage of lingual braces is its near invisibility compared to the standard braces which are stuck on the buccal sides of the tooth.
Why Incognito™ Braces?
|Graduation day, a new job, your wedding day, trying to find that special someone – why do you want a more confident smile? You know a great smile can make a difference, not only personally, but professionally too. If you’re ready to smile with confidence then Incognito™ Hidden Braces are for you.
They are :
|· Braces hidden behind your teeth
· 100 percent customized for you
· Effective in fixing any smile
|Throughout treatment, people will see you, not a mouth full of plastic or metal.|
Clear ceramic braces are made of ceramic alloys. Because of their transparency, they also have a great following.
Advantages of Ceramic Braces
The main edge of ceramic braces is their aesthetic and cosmetic appeal. The ceramic brackets do not stain, especially if you smoke, eat a lot of curry or drink loads of coffee. The ties are changed every time an adjustment is made, usually, monthly
Metal brackets can be silver or golden. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment.
Advantages of Metal Braces
- Metal brackets usually are the least expensive of all types of braces.
- Self-ligating braces do not contain rubber ligatures, so staining will never be a problem.
- They are strong and rarely break.
- Golden brackets are unique, novel and generally look attractive.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Here is a guide to help you get started with this life-changing treatment.
Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
A misaligned bite and TMJ (temporomandibular joint)problems can result in pain as well as destruction of teeth and supporting structures.
When your teeth don’t fit together properly and/or your TMJ doesn’t function smoothly, pain and pressure results. A long list of TMJ symptoms includes: unexplained head, neck, jaw or shoulder pain, migraine headaches, tooth wear, grinding, and chronic earaches.
- Mouth Guards
Occlusal splints (also called bite splints, bite planes, or night guards) are removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. They are used to protect tooth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) dysfunction TMD, and stabilize the jaw joints during occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures.