When it comes to invisible orthodontics, most people think of clear aligners and ceramic braces. However, these dental devices are actually only virtually invisible by using tooth-colored and transparent materials. If patients desire an orthodontic appliance that can’t be spotted in the teeth, we at SLS Orthodontics recommend INBRACE lingual braces.
As its name implies, INBRACE is placed at the back portion of the teeth that is near the tongue instead of the front. And to make it more discreet, it uses the smallest lingual brackets available. What makes it different among other orthodontic options is, INBRACE combines the effectiveness of traditional braces, the comfort of aligners, and the discreteness of lingual braces.
INBRACE Lingual Braces
Like the conventional approach, INBRACE uses brackets and wires to move the teeth to their proper places. But instead of attaching the wires in place using elastic ties, each bracket has a small clip where it is placed. Thanks to this feature, placing and removing the wires become much easier. Compared to the traditional lingual braces, this is one change that is beneficial for both the dentist and patient.
The good news about INBRACE is, the wires used for each patient is customized to fit their mouth. The wires used are pre-formed for its wearers to achieve an ideal outcome. Believe it or not, only three sets of wires will be used throughout the treatment. Anyone who experienced traditional braces would agree that fewer wires are favorable since they understand the struggle of having a sore mouth after adjustments.
Now, one of the worries when it comes to INBRACE is, it looks challenging to clean. This concern may be true when it comes to traditional lingual braces but not so much with INBRACE. The loops placed in between the teeth makes flossing way easier, plus as mentioned above, this particular lingual braces uses the smallest brackets—therefore, making them more convenient to clean.
Like any other orthodontic treatment, there are a few food restrictions with INBRACE. To prevent damaging or dislodging the orthodontic appliance, make sure to avoid foods that are sticky, chewy, hard, and crunchy. When first getting lingual braces, it may take a week for patients to adjust to the appliance when eating and speaking. Although it can be uncomfortable for the tongue, all these will go away as soon as the mouth gets used to INBRACE.
raceInterested in having your teeth straightened in the most discreet way possible? Book an appointment with SLS Orthodontics and check out our INBRACE (Lingual Braces) in Coral Springs, FL! Call or visit us at 8223 W. Atlantic Boulevard, Coral Springs, FL 33071 to get started.