Invisible orthodontics is a new technique that has revolutionized treatment possibilities in the world of orthodontics. This technique allows us to correct the dental position without anyone noticing, so that only the patient knows that he or she is wearing orthodontics.
What types of invisible orthodontics are there?
Currently there are two types of invisible orthodontics, the first is by means of transparent aligners, the best known commercial company is Invisalign, and they are transparent trays that the patient removes and puts on freely, it is very hygienic and very aesthetic.
The other treatment possibility is lingual orthodontics, the best known commercial company is Incognito, and they are brackets glued to the inside of the tooth that allow us to correct dental malposition with the same accuracy and achieve the same results as with conventional orthodontics that goes on the outside.
In what cases is invisible orthodontics used?
Currently, thanks to new technologies and research, with invisible orthodontics we can solve all types of dental malposition. Therefore, all patients are candidates for treatment with invisible orthodontics.
With the Invisalign technique, there may be some specific movement or dental malposition that will not be possible to correct, however, with lingual orthodontics we can perform all types of dental correction.
How long does invisible orthodontic treatment last?
With invisible orthodontics the duration of treatment is not longer, with the lingual technique the duration is usually one year or at most a year and a half. However, with clear aligners, orthodontics usually lasts longer, between two and two and a half years.
Are the results definitive?
The results are definitive, as long as the patient is provided with a fixed retention on the upper and lower part, to fix the new position of the teeth. This is the only way we can guarantee that the treatment is stable and that there is no secondary movement.