TYPES OF BRACES
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear or transparent material which makes them less visible on teeth. Since they are less visible, they are preferred by older teenagers and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. Ceramic braces are equally effective as the metal braces and are comfortable to wear too. You can also have transparent wires with them in the initial part of your treatment.
Ceramics have physical properties which are different from the metal, hence certain precautions are taken to avoid associated problems due to material properties.
Today’s ceramic appliances are very good in esthetics and if used properly work effectively to give a successful orthodontic result.
These are completely invisible braces since they are fixed behind the teeth. We are one of the first clinics in Mumbai to offer invisible braces at a reasonable cost. We offer both high end INCOGNITO custom made braces as well as low cost custom made Indian invisible braces for the cost conscious patients.
Incognito™ Hidden Braces is one of the latest advancements in orthodontic options. Hidden behind your teeth, these braces are custom-made to fit only you. Smile confidently your entire way through treatment…no one will know you have braces (unless you tell them, of course).
- InvisibleBraces are completely hidden, placed behind your teeth. You don’t have to worry about taking them out to eat or the number of hours you must wear them ina day.
- IntelligentUtilizes digital technology to engineer brackets and wires to deliver a precise,
- Individualized100% customized just for you for improved comfort and an efficient treatment
With over 100,000 cases treated worldwide, chances are you’ve seen someone wearing them, and you didn’t even know it!
How do Incognito Hidden Braces Work?
Similar to traditional metal braces, Incognito™ Hidden Braces are a combination of
brackets and wires. However, these are completely custom-made and fit on the inside of your teeth.
The process begins with the doctor taking a precise impression of your teeth. Your
doctor sends the impression to the 3M lab where, based on your doctor’s prescription,
models of your mouth are made to represent the desired result — your perfect smile.
The brackets are then designed to specifically fit each one of your
teeth. Based on where the brackets are placed and your doctor’s
instructions, the wires are robotically bent. Everything is shipped off
to your doctor so you can get your braces.
Life with Incognito Hidden Braces
We know what you’re thinking….will I be able to talk? Are they comfortable? Can I keep them clean?
Speech There will be an adjustment period with these braces because they rest near your tongue. Most people find that within two weeks, they forget the braces are there and speak just as they did before getting braces.
Comfort Since the brackets are custom-made to fit your teeth snugly, people who wear Incognito Hidden Braces find them extremely comfortable after they adjust to them. The brackets are smooth and have a low profile, meaning they sit very close
to your teeth.
Hygiene is extremely important with any orthodontic treatment, and Incognito Hidden Braces are no different. An easy place to start is with an electric toothbrush. Flossing must not be forgotten! Many patients find water-based toothpicks work well and keep the mouth feeling fresh throughout treatment, especially on the tongue and around each bracket. If you use mouthwash, you can continue this with your Incognito Hidden Braces.
To learn more about what life’s like with Incognito™ Hidden Braces, visit 3M.ca/IncognitoJacqui, a blog that outlines one patient’s experience.
If you have additional questions about Incognito Hidden Braces, please contact our office. We’ll be happy to help!
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances
Clear Aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing aligner because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.