Braces and Invisible Aligners
The Importance of Beautiful, Straight Teeth
Everybody wants a great smile, but a lot of us need help getting there. More and more people are having success with clear orthodontic devices called aligners.
Braces use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move. Aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces that slip over the
We are very proud to offer Invisalign Braces apart from metal and ceramic brackets. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded for each patient. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of. Invisalign braces are removable, and most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Results set in in 6 months to 1 year.
- Metal and Ceramic Brackets
- Invisalign Braces
What is the Difference between Metal Dental Braces and Invisalign?
Braces have been used for many years to help straighten teeth and improve dental appearance. However, recent technology allows for newer methods of orthodontia. When it comes to Invisalign in Manila, Philippines, many people enjoy the sensation of wearing braces that are not visible, as opposed to metal brackets.
An orthodontist in Manila Philippines may explain the three main types of orthodontia:
- Metal Brackets – comprised of metal, sturdy and far less expensive braces, but far more visible
- Ceramic Brackets – more expensive, but much less obtrusive, quite sturdy as well
- Lingual brackets – attached to the back of the teeth and are practically invisible when worn
- Plastic Brackets – offer a clear bracket
- Self Ligating Brackets – this type of bracket is actually a bit different, in that it does not use the typical metal guide wire to tighten the teeth, but rather a type of door to hold the arch wire in place. Hygiene is easier, but the cost is far higher.
Invisalign Type of Braces are perhaps the best mix of functionality, economy and aesthetic value when it comes to braces. These braces use an aligner rather than the traditional bracket and arch wire combination. The Invisalign are truly almost invisible, and can be work with far more comfort than the typical braces. In addition, they can be completely removed for better hygiene, and are fairly cost effective. The only down side is that the Invisalign can be difficult for children to manage, as they tend to lose their bracket that is all in one piece. This tends to be a less painful method of orthodontia.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
Beautiful, straight teeth blend in to your face and are associated with numerous positive qualities. Nowadays, thanks to state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques, esthetically pleasing teeth are available to everybody.
- Invisible Orthodontics
- Orthodontics for Adults
- Orthodontics for Kids
Invisible braces are a series of custom made retainers made of a clear plastic or acrylic material which is tightly fitted over the teeth. During the treatment period, the orthodontist will fit the patient with several versions of the invisible braces. Each version contains a slight adjustment and is exchanged every few weeks to gradually move the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, aligners can be removed while eating, brushing and flossing to help keep the teeth clean while they move into a better position.
Why should you choose Invisalign?
The Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic called Smart Track, and they are translucent, meaning they are the perfect option for those looking to straighten their teeth without the attention of others.
In contrast to the metal wire used in traditional braces that can often cause discomfort, Invisalign is made of soft comfortable, flexible plastic aligners designed to reduce irritation.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Of course, the removable aligners make it easy to maintain a healthy smile because there are no wires or metal brackets to inhibit your traditional brushing and flossing habits.
Fewer Dietary Restrictions
In addition, it is common that patients who have braces must refrain from eating many foods they previously enjoyed for fear of damaging their wires or brackets. Unlike traditional alternatives, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out during meals and maintain your usual diet throughout your treatment.