23rd May 2024

How Invisible Braces Work

Invisible braces are custom-made clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are made from a smooth and transparent plastic material, making them virtually invisible when worn. The process begins with a consultation with an orthodontist, who will create a 3D digital model of your teeth using advanced imaging technology.

Based on this model, a series of aligners will be created specifically for you. Each set of aligners is worn for a predetermined period, typically one to two weeks, before being replaced with the next set in the series. These aligners exert gentle pressure on your teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position over time.

One of the key advantages of invisible braces is that they are removable. Unlike traditional braces, you can take them out when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. However, for optimal results, it is recommended to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. This allows for consistent pressure on your teeth, ensuring that the aligners do their job effectively.

Benefits of Braces

1. Discreet Appearance

As the name suggests, invisible braces are virtually invisible when worn. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals who are self-conscious about the appearance of traditional metal braces. Whether you are a working professional or a teenager, invisible braces allow you to undergo orthodontic treatment without drawing attention to your teeth.

2. Comfortable and Convenient

Compared to traditional braces, invisible braces are much more comfortable to wear. The aligners are made from smooth plastic, eliminating the discomfort caused by metal brackets and wires. Additionally, since they are removable, you can continue to enjoy your favourite foods without any dietary restrictions.

3. Effective and Efficient

Invisible braces are an effective solution for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and malocclusions. The treatment process is carefully planned by your orthodontist, who will monitor your progress throughout the journey. The gradual adjustment of the aligners ensures that your teeth are guided into their desired positions with precision.

Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Invisible Braces

Proper oral hygiene is essential when undergoing orthodontic treatment with invisible braces. Follow these tips to keep your teeth and aligners clean:

1. Brush and Floss Regularly

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after meals, using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss between your teeth and around the aligners to remove any food particles or plaque that may be trapped.

2. Clean Your Aligners

Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water whenever you remove them. Avoid using hot water, as it may warp the plastic. Use a clear, gentle antibacterial soap or the specialized cleaning solution recommended by your orthodontist to clean your aligners thoroughly.

3. Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

While invisible braces allow you to enjoy a wide range of foods, it’s best to avoid sticky or hard foods that can damage the aligners. Additionally, minimize your consumption of sugary drinks and acidic beverages to prevent tooth decay and staining.

Invisible braces offer a discreet, comfortable, and effective way to achieve a straighter smile.

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*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.