Few people are lucky enough to be born with straight, asymmetrical teeth. More and more people are leaning about the benefits of the removal brace system. It uses a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners which are customised and made specifically for your teeth. There are no metal wires or brackets. As your teeth move little by little, week by week, all you need to do it replace each aligner every two weeks. Over a period of six months to a year, the aligner system moves the teeth into their perfect position, resulting in a more beautiful, balanced smile.
They are worn for the majority of the day. The aligners can be removed for short periods, making it easier to eat and brush than when wearing traditional braces, but should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. Results can be influenced by the patient's dedication in wearing the aligners, the doctor's experience, and the severity of the case.
The cost depends on the number of aligners you need to correct your smile. There are a number of advantages to the removable brace including:
- Appearance - Clear Braces Look Better.
- Comfort - Clear Braces Can Be Removed When Necessary.
- Safety - Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums.
- Knowing What to Expect - There are No Surprises (treatment plan is agreed prior to the aligners being made)
All in all, this orthodontic system offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but is well worth the price. The success of the brace is ultimately dependent on the patient's habits and consistency in wearing them.
They are removable, and in fact must be removed for eating and drinking, which allows the patient to enjoy foods and beverages without worry.
- Hygiene is far better with clear aligners than fixed appliances. By removing the aligners, you can easily access all tooth surfaces to thoroughly brush and floss
- Clear aligners are virtually undetectable if they fit well, enabling you to improve your smile without feeling self-conscious about it. However, a good fit is critical to avoiding discomfort and awkward speech.
- Aligners make it easier to deal with a missing tooth or teeth throughout treatment. The trays can even be designed with an artificial tooth built right in, which might be replaced with a dental implant once treatment is done.
- Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth. They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth. These problems do not exist with clear aligners. Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.
- Aligners don't work for all cases. If dramatic tooth movement is needed, clear aligners are not the best choice. Only fixed appliances can deliver significant movement.
- In cases where smaller teeth need to be adjusted, clear aligners may not be able to do the trick. There's simply too little surface area for the trays to properly grip the tooth and move it as required.
- Treatment with clear aligners can sometimes take longer than braces. Tooth movement with clear aligners is much more subtle, which simply takes more time. In addition, every clear aligner tray for your treatment is fabricated before the treatment begins. This means that if something comes up unexpectedly along the way, it can be very difficult to correct.
- Actually wearing the trays can sometimes be a problem with clear aligners, which also impacts treatment time. Since they can be removed, the trays are easy to conveniently 'forget.' When they're not worn regularly, the trays begin to fit poorly and cause discomfort.
Six months smiles or fixed short term Cosmetic Orthodontics
Millions of adults, who are unhappy, self-conscious and embarrassed of their smile, are turning to fixed braces. Short term orthodontic treatment is now available and is a modern twist on tried-and-tested orthodontics. Braces are one of the most widely used and highly effective method of giving patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
This is a type of brace system which is able to re-position crooked or badly aligned teeth in a six month period – hence the name. It is a great choice of brace for anyone who needs some form of tooth correction but does not want to undergo treatment over a long period of time. But there are more benefits...
- Clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible - They are not completely transparent, and you will see them, but are hardly noticeable (smaller and lighter) compared to the metal type.
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Appointments are fast and comfortable.
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene.
- Typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers.
This is a small, light and unobtrusive brace which can treat any of the following conditions:
- Misaligned teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
Another benefit of the fixed brace is that it is relatively painless and cheaper than other types of braces.
This is not recommended for everyone and your suitability will be determined by your dentist.
- Treatment takes around six months. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment which straightens all of your teeth and affects the way that they bite together usually takes around 12 to 18 months. However, cosmetic brace treatment isn't quicker because it's moving your teeth faster; it's quicker because it's only straightening your front teeth.
- Cosmetic fixed braces have clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which blend unnoticeably with your teeth.
- The speed is usually reflected in its price, and in most cases it costs less than comprehensive orthodontic treatment. This might reflect the cost of your brace and the length of your treatment.
- Because it only straightens your front teeth it may not improve the way they bite together but this can be adjusted if necessary. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment doesn't just straighten all your teeth it also improves the way they bite together and function.
- One of the biggest disadvantages of the cosmetic fixed brace is that sometimes patients aren't made aware of the limitations of the brace. That's why informed consent is so important, and we make sure our patients are fully aware of all their options before they make a decision.
The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It's fast, very safe and great value. Your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-18 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.
- Rapid results that you can see immediately.
- The brace is removable; however you should not remove it unless advised to do so.
- Many consider the Inman Aligner to be rather cost effective as it is normally cheaper than conventional braces.
- You will only require one aligner, as opposed to having to invest in replacements.
- It is only active on the front four teeth of the upper and lower jaws.
- The Inman Aligner will only work on straightening the front four teeth. Therefore, if you wish to straighten teeth further back, you may require a more extensive brace.
- The aligner is somewhat more bulky than other options such as Invisalign, which makes them slightly more obvious.
- Not very many clinics offer treatment with the Inman Aligner system as of yet, however this number is increasing and the procedure becomes more demanded.