Consultation with the Dentist
Once you decide to get invisible braces, you need to schedule a consultation appointment with a dentist who specialises in invisible braces. Often, the first consultation is free and you get the opportunity to ask your queries and get the concerns answered. The dentist will also confirm whether invisible braces are the right choice for you.
Types of Invisible Braces
With so many forms of teeth alignment procedures, braces need not be a source of embarrassment anymore. Invisible braces cost more but they enhance confidence and self-esteem, and are a great alternative to conventional wire braces. These invisible braces are manufactured using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth movement, making it possible for the removable orthodontics to gradually straighten teeth. There are three main types of invisible braces and are mentioned below:
- Ceramic or Clear Braces: These braces are made of composite materials that are more brittle and weaker than metal braces. Clear Braces are larger than metal brackets and require small rubber bands, or built in spring clips to hold them to the arch wire. These braces are prone to staining and cannot be removed until the treatment gets completed.
- Inside Braces: These are hidden from view, since they are attached at the back of your teeth. These braces are attached to the insides of your upper and sometimes lower teeth and they are non-removable. However, maintaining dental hygiene, speech, comfort, and removing dental plaque will be challenging with these types of braces.
- Clear Aligners: ClearCorrect invisible braces are a series of clear, removable aligners, which are custom-fit to your teeth to provide virtually irritation-free treatment. These braces are nearly invisible, and can be removed for drinking, eating, and special events. It helps to maintain oral hygiene.
This step involves
- Taking dental impressions which is a copy of your teeth
- Bite registration
- Dental x-rays to evaluate jawbone health and current root positioning
- Photographs of front and side close-ups of your teeth closed together
- Close-up pictures of each dental arch
Sending the Records
Once the dentist fills up the prescription form, your dental records will be sent to the company that manufactures invisible braces. They will evaluate the information and make a virtual model of the braces.
Evaluation of the Model
Your dentist will evaluate and approve the simulation. You can also see the animation and provide your input.
Making the Braces
Once the braces are made according to your case, it is delivered to your dentist; after this you can begin the treatment process.