Orthodontic treatments have evolved beyond traditional metal braces. A recent development is InBrace, a type of lingual braces attached behind the teeth for a discreet and less invasive option.
Like other orthodontic appliances, InBrace use gentle, controlled pressure to align teeth. They stand out due to their placement and advanced technology, making them a potent tool in orthodontics.
Mechanism of Action
The process begins with an in-depth analysis of the patient’s dental structure, using 3D scanning. These scans are used to customize the InBrace for optimal tooth movement.
The braces, made of brackets and wires, are attached behind the teeth, making them almost invisible. They are self-ligating, using a special clip system instead of elastics, allowing for comfortable and free tooth movement.
InBrace use patented Smartwire technology. It’s a memory wire designed for your teeth. Even if it bends during treatment, it returns to its original shape and keeps moving the teeth.
Smartwire speeds up treatment and is more comfortable. Adjustments are less often and less intense than regular braces. As Smartwire self-adjusts, manual tightening isn’t needed.
Benefits of InBrace
InBrace have several benefits over standard braces. They’re nearly invisible, making them appealing for those self-conscious about wearing braces. They’re also more comfortable and less irritating. Thanks to self-ligating and Smartwire technology, treatment is quicker and more effective.
Nonetheless, remember that orthodontic treatment outcomes depend on individual dental needs and adherence to the treatment plan. It’s best to consult with an orthodontist to see if InBrace is a good fit.
The Difference Between InBrace And Traditional Braces
Orthodontic treatment varies with traditional braces and InBrace. Understanding their differences can aid your decision-making.
Traditional braces are visible due to metal brackets and wires. InBrace, however, is hidden behind the teeth, thus less noticeable. This feature of InBrace is particularly appealing to adults and teens.
Comfort and Convenience
InBrace prioritizes patient’s comfort with smooth, rounded brackets, reducing irritation. They also use Smartwire technology for gradual, continuous adjustments, minimizing discomfort. Unlike traditional braces requiring regular appointments, InBrace requires fewer visits due to their self-ligating system, saving time and ensuring a stress-free treatment.
Effectiveness of Treatment
Both traditional braces and InBrace work effectively. However, InBrace can handle a wider range of orthodontic issues, from simple to complex, with more precision. Its Smartwire technology allows for potentially quicker treatment times, depending on the case.
In conclusion, InBrace, with their discreet design, better comfort, convenience, and potentially quicker results, could be a desirable orthodontic treatment option for many.
InBrace, like other orthodontic treatments require care to work effectively and maintain oral health. Care involves good oral hygiene and being food conscious.
Oral hygiene is important with InBrace. As they’re less visible and less likely to trap food than traditional braces, a rigorous cleaning routine is key. Teeth should be brushed at least twice daily and after every meal to avoid food or plaque buildup that could cause decay and gum disease.
- Brushing: Use a soft-bristle toothbrush for your teeth and braces. Ensure you brush above and below the braces to remove food particles.
- Flossing: Flossing with braces is challenging but important. Orthodontic flossers can help.
- Mouthwash: A fluoride mouthwash can strengthen your teeth and protect against decay. Rinse with mouthwash after brushing and flossing.
Watching Your Diet
While wearing InBrace, it’s essential to be mindful of what you eat. Even though InBrace is more durable than traditional braces, certain foods can still damage the braces or interfere with their function.
- Hard foods: Foods that are hard or require a lot of force to bite into can potentially damage the braces. This includes foods like apples, carrots, hard candies, and nuts.
- Sticky foods: Foods that are sticky can get trapped in the braces and be difficult to remove. This includes foods like caramel, chewing gum, and certain types of candy.
- Sugary foods: Foods with a high sugar content can lead to tooth decay, particularly when wearing braces. It’s a good idea to limit consumption of these foods and to brush your teeth immediately after eating them. In conclusion, while InBrace offers a number of advantages over traditional braces, they still require a commitment to good oral hygiene and a mindful approach to eating. With proper care, InBrace can help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.
Ready to transform your smile with InBrace? Reach out to Bill Redmond Orthodontics today and discover the future of orthodontic care!
Dr. Bill Redmond is a native of Southern California, the son of an orthodontist and the husband of a general dentist. That makes family gatherings pretty interesting…if you like teeth!