What is invisible orthodontics and how does it work?

Invisible orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment different from traditional procedures, since it allows the process to be digitalized thanks to new technologies. It is completely transparent and removable orthodontics, without brackets or wires. Currently, the most complete invisible orthodontics is Invisalign.

What is invisible orthodontics?

It is an orthodontic system that corrects the position of the teeth without the need for brackets. In this case, it is done with invisible splints, removable and manufactured from the characteristics of the patient’s teeth.

The main advantage over other types of orthodontics is that the splints are transparent, so that no one will notice the braces. In addition, these splints are easily removable, so that the patient can remove them on some occasions. During treatment, the patient can speak normally after a short period of adaptation. And, unlike other treatments, this type of orthodontics does not involve wounds, grazes or sores in the mouth.

In general, invisible orthodontics is a comfortable and discreet procedure that allows you to transform your smile without interfering with your daily life.

What are the advantages of invisible orthodontics?

Invisible orthodontics has a number of advantages over traditional treatments:

  • Invisible and transparent: the brace is transparent, so it is unnoticeable by others.
  • Removable: the patient can remove the splints to eat, drink, brush and floss, which increases hygiene during treatment.
  • Effective: results can be seen very early on.
  • Comfortable: it is a treatment that provides comfort, as it does not cause irritation, sores or discomfort.
  • Personalized: this is a treatment that is performed according to the characteristics of each patient’s teeth.
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How does invisible orthodontics work?

To achieve a continuous and controlled displacement of the teeth, it is important to change the set of splints every two weeks. The teeth will gradually move until they are in the final position. During this time, the patient will have occasional follow-up appointments to monitor progress and observe that the result is being effective.

At the Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic, there are other invisible orthodontic options, such as sapphire brackets.

Does invisible orthodontics affect the patient’s speech?

Invisible orthodontic aligners do not hinder speech or pronunciation. However, the patient needs a few days of adaptation to get used to wearing the aligner.

Is it possible to chew gum with the aligner in place?

Chewing gum with the aligner on the teeth is not recommended, because it can stick to the teeth and be very difficult to clean. This avoids the risk of damaging the splints, which is essential.

Can you smoke while wearing the aligner?

It is recommended not to smoke while wearing the aligner, as it can stain the dental appliance. The aligners are easily removable, so you can take them out if you want to smoke, but it is always recommended to avoid smoking in any situation.

Are there any restrictions on the foods that can be eaten during treatment?

The possibility of removing the aligner avoids food limitations during the procedure. To maintain proper hygiene it is important to brush and floss your teeth after every meal and before putting your invisible braces back on.