Invisible teeth braces

All That You Need to Know About Invisible Teeth Braces

Protruding front teeth, aka buck teeth, look unappealing and also pose many oral health problems, including tooth decay. Treatment options range from braces and palate expansion to surgery. While no standard treatment for buck teeth exists, braces are the most common and cost-effective option. As for braces, there are different types ranging from traditional metal braces to ceramic braces and clear aligners, also called invisible braces. Here, we discuss more about invisible teeth braces.

What Are Invisible Teeth Braces?

As the name suggests, clear or invisible teeth braces are not visible. They are made from transparent plastic sheets and removable. They also look cool and convenient you can remove them while eating and brushing. Invisible teeth braces work similarly to traditional braces, i.e., they apply appropriate controlled force to push the teeth to the desired position. During every stage of the treatment, the dentist moves different teeth or applies different forces using aligners. Every stage lasts around two weeks until they are swapped for the next set of aligners.

Who Needs Transparent Teeth Braces?

Invisible teeth braces are a comfortable alternative to conventional metallic orthodontic braces. Unlike metal braces that use wires and brackets, clear aligners that look unsightly and difficult to clean, transparent teeth braces are hygienic and prevent potential tooth decay. Invisible teeth braces are popular among teenagers and adults conscious about their metallic smile.

Also, if you are wary of the food restrictions prescribed for metallic braces, we suggest you consider clear aligners for teeth. Metal orthodontic braces can hurt your lips, tongue, and cheeks, making them sore – especially after every time they are tightened. The dentist will advise dietary restrictions, asking you to avoid sticky foods and foodstuffs that require much chewing. Throughout the treatment period, you cannot eat chicken, popcorn, nuts, candy, corn, ice, etc.

Who Cannot Use Invisible Teeth Braces?

While clear aligners for teeth are convenient, they’re not for everyone. Aligners work only on mild to moderate malocclusions. Teeth that are severely rotated, i.e., more than 20 degrees or angled at more than 45 degrees, can be treated effectively only through metallic braces. Similarly, patients with crowns or porcelain veneers are also not advised invisible teeth braces as it can be difficult for the aligners to bond to such dental work. Sometimes, teeth that are short, too pointed, or pegged teeth are not suited for transparent teeth braces because the plastic aligners cannot fit perfectly to the teeth’ shape.

During the initial consultation, the dentist will suggest if clear aligners are viable after an examination. Additionally, metal braces are more apt for children as they can mold developing teeth and jaw into their final position. Invisible teeth braces are ideal for teenagers and adults. But most importantly, wearing clear aligners for teeth requires strict discipline, you must wear them for at least 22 hours for the treatment to be effective. Patients can remove the aligners only when brushing their teeth or eating. And you must diligently brush your teeth after every meal when applying the aligner tray.

Invisible Braces Cost In India

Invisible teeth braces are expensive when compared to metallic braces. Still, the actual cost will vary depending on the orthodontists’ experience, the duration of the treatment, the facilities provided by the hospital, and the hospital’s location. The treatment costs less in Tier III cities like Kanyakumari when compared to metro cities like Chennai and Mumbai. But you must be careful when choosing a dentist because cost shouldn’t affect quality or output. In general, the average invisible braces cost in India ranges anywhere from INR 50,000 to INR 3,00,000.

Visit us at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital to know if clear aligners in orthodontics are right for you.


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