One of the most important advances in the field of orthodontics is the introduction of discreet braces. For many years, patients who needed orthodontic treatment had a very limited choice, and fixed braces, although extremely effective, are not the most aesthetically pleasing accessory. Now, patients have a much wider range of options, including a host of impressive invisible brace treatments. These innovations allow patients to enjoy all the benefits of treatment with the added bonus of improved aesthetics during treatment.
We offer some of the world’s leading discreet braces, including Invisalign and the Inman Aligner.
Marketed as an invisible brace system, Invisalign enables patients to get a beautiful smile without anyone being able to spot that they are wearing braces. Rather than using a traditional brace, Invisalign employs a sequence of clear aligners, which are impossible to see when they are placed over the top of the teeth. These aligners are similar to a very light and delicate version of a mouth guard and they work in a particular order, each one in place for 2 weeks. Invisalign aligners can be taken out, which makes tooth-brushing and eating much easier and less stressful than with fixed braces.
The Inman Aligner
The Inman Aligner is another impressive removable brace and although it is not strictly invisible, as with Invisalign aligners, it is much more discreet than a traditional fixed brace. With the Inman Aligner, there are two main components, which are responsible for creating force and pressure to move the teeth; these include a spring, which sits at the back of the teeth and a metal bar, which is located at the front of the teeth. The bar is visible, but it is very fine and thin and treatment time is so short that most people are willing to make the compromise with the aesthetics. Most cases are complete within just 16 weeks.