It is a fact to consider that a mouth full of unattractive wire and bracket braces cannot gift fully a straight teeth and revitalized smile. Invisible braces have been introduced into the market to enhance self-esteem and physical confidence along with an aesthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional braces.
They are manufactured by using advanced computer technology that helps to predict movement of tooth enabling easy and gradual straightening of the same. Though such braces may not be suitable for certain misalignment cases but may be used to treat following orthodontic conditions which include:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded and widely spaced teeth
Invisible braces is mainly designed for adults as well as older teenagers but are not recommended when baby teeth exist. But it is only the dentist and orthodontist who can easily determine the eligibility regarding such braces. Those trays are worn for the time of 22 hours per day and must not be forgotten.
Various Types of Invisible Braces
Invisible braces are similar to metal braces holding an exception that they are tooth-coloured enabling easy straightening of teeth. They get blended with teeth hence making them less noticeable. The various types of invisible braces include the following:
- Ceramic braces – They are manufactured using composite materials that are weak and more brittle in comparison to metal braces. They are larger than metal ones and are hold using ligatures and small rubber bands. Staining remains no more a big problem as they can be changed every time.
They demand a long time treatment time as it comprise of a slower and more gradual force to ensure strength capabilities. They are more expensive than traditional a metallic brace which is about £500 and more on the basis of seriousness.
- Inside braces – Inside braces are attached to the back side of teeth so that they remain hidden from the view. Currently, they use scanned images of the insides of the teeth are done to create special and computer-designed custom brackets that are attached to the insides of upper and lower teeth. Elastics can be used to hasten treatment.
Inside braces include higher cost in comparison to traditional braces that are used on the front of teeth due to computer customization required to make the brackets. As they represent a new technique, one may face challenges while speaking, maintaining dental hygiene and so on.
- Clear aligners – Clear aligners comprise a series of clear and removable aligners that custom-fit to teeth for providing virtually irritation-free treatment along with minimal discomfort. They along with being invisible are minimally invasive and highly resistant to clouding from wear.
There are no brackets that come off to break and poke. They can be easily removed while eating, drinking and special events hence making it easier to brush and floss.
For Ceramic Braces : £2,000 – £2,500
For Inside Braces or Lingual Braces : £3000 and £5000
Clear aligners or Invisalign Braces : £2,500 – £4,500