- How to take care of your invisible braces and other alternative braces?
- How much do invisible braces and other alternative braces cost?
- See Before and After photos of invisible braces and other alternative braces
Everything About Invisible Braces
Invisible braces is an all encompassing term to include the various aesthetic alternatives to traditional metal braces. Invisible braces include clear ceramic braces, Invisalign®, Lingual braces and Myobrace as these treatment options all provide a more aesthetic way to straighten your teeth.
Clear ceramic braces are a replica of metal braces with brackets and wires. However, instead of using metal brackets, a clear glass like bracket is bonded onto your teeth.
You get all the advantages of metal braces such as: fine tooth positioning control, the ability to treat the widest range of patients and best clinical finish. But the key difference is having clear braces instead of a mouth full of metal.
Invisible braces most commonly refers to Invisalign®. Invisalign® is a sequence of clear thin plastic mouthguard-like aligners that work slowly to straighten your teeth. The aligners all slightly different starting from the most crooked to the end which is the straightest. The different aligners place pressure on the crooked teeth to sequentially straighten them. There are alternative brands to Invisalign® which work similarly, but Ascot Vale Smiles chooses to use genuine Invisalign® aligners with the history and technology to achieve a great smile.
Another invisible brace is Myobrace. Myobrace is a nocturnal mouthguard-like appliance used to aid in growth and development. They are used to correct bad habits which can be the underlying cause of crooked teeth in young children. Read more...
Also, read more about fixed braces.