Invisible Braces : Invisalign

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Invisible Braces Dubai UAE : Invisible braces Dubai cost, prices & reviews. Find top invisalign dentists & best orthodontists in Dubai, UAE. If you have any interest in teeth alignment, either for yourself, one of your children or you know someone else who’s considering it, then you may have heard of invisible braces. But what are they, and how do they differ from ordinary, normal braces? Are they any better, more effective, more comfortable and how is it possible to make braces which are invisible? In this article we’ll look at the basics of what invisible braces are all about, including the reasons why you might choose to wear them, and some reasons why you might not.

One of the biggest problems as far as braces are concerned is the fact that they are extremely visible and very obvious. Given the fact that the overwhelming majority of those who undergo some form of teeth alignment using braces are either in their teens or early twenties, it couldn’t very well be at a worse time as far as visual appearances are concerned. When you also consider that most wearers have to keep their braces in for up to 3 or 4 years, there really is little to say in praise of normal braces other than the fact they they do a good job of correcting any wonky teeth, smartening up a smile, hiding large gaps of neatening a crowded looking mouth.

This is where invisible braces come in with an immediate advantage. As the name suggests, they are virtually invisible, made from a clear resin which when worn is usually not noticed at all, unless you actually look specifically at it. In most everyday situations, when smiling, talking or laughing, most people won’t even notice that the person is wearing braces at all, and in photographs they simply won’t show up. So the clear benefit of clear braces is obvious. But how is it possible to achieve the same teeth alignment end result with something that’s virtually invisible, and why hasn’t this solution been available before?

The answer is that it is only with significant modern advances in technology that the design and manufacture of invisible braces has been possible. Normal metal braces work by being tightened to apply a spring loaded pressure on teeth in order to nudge them into position. This spring loaded pressure has to be metal, and this requires braces to be made from a metal frame, and therefore visible. But clear braces are actually a hollow mould which slides over your teeth, and creates pressure on teeth in the appropriate directions. Clearly this pressure will weaken as the teeth move into position, and so it’s for this reason that every two weeks a new pair of clear braces are fitted, which are slightly different from the previous set, and which will continue to create the right amount of pressure in the right way, gently steering teeth into the correct position. So it is by wearing a series of invisible braces that the end result is achieved. But couldn’t this have been done before?

The answer is no, because the difference between each set of clear braces is very small, and precision is absolutely critical. At the start of the process the dentist will take a high resolution mould of your teeth, and this is then scanned by a computer, which creates a highly accurate 3D model of your teeth. The dentist is then able to manipulate the position and angle of your teeth in virtual reality, to create the ideal end result. The computer then creates the intermediary stages, and goes on to create the braces required for each stage. This 3D virtual reality modelling simply couldn’t have been used in this way until now.

This process is much quicker than traditional braces, usually being completed within a few months, and because the whole process is planned stage by stage by a computer, the end result is usually much more accurately known.

However, it’s worth bearing in mind that whereas with normal braces you can pretty much forget about them until the whole process is over, with invisible braces you’ll have to visit the dentist every two weeks throughout the whole process. There’s also a problem to consider in terms of self discipline. Because clear braces simply slide up over your teeth, they can very easily be removed at any time. This is great for brushing teeth or eating peanut butter, but for some people the temptation would be too easy to ‘forget’ to put them back in. This could result in teeth returning to their previous position, preventing the braces from fitting – you’d have to restart the whole process.

So whilst invisible braces do offer a tremendous number of advantages, it’s worth bearing in mind that they require commitment and self discipline in order to achieve the desired result.

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