What is invisible or esthetic orthodontics?

It is an orthodontic that due to its transparent color is almost imperceptible to the eye.

What are the different types of orthodontics and how do they differ?

Yes, there are different types of orthodontics:

  • Sapphire brackets.
  • Zirconium brackets.
  • Invisalign.

Brackets are an orthodontic appliance that is attached to the teeth, in the form of small squares. The patient cannot remove them during the entire treatment, otherwise they would not have the effect of placing the teeth in their correct position.

Sapphire brackets are transparent (the tooth shows through) and are more fragile to breakage and decementation.

Zirconium brackets are opaque white, they do not let the tooth show through. Zirconium has the particularity that being a metal (although totally white) it is much more resistant to fractures and falls.

The Invisalign system consists of transparent splints or aligners that the patient changes as the treatment progresses, thus producing tooth movement.

The three systems are equally effective, although each of them may have their advantages and disadvantages.

What exactly does the Invisalign system consist of?

The advantages of this system are many:

  • Aesthetics.
  • Comfort (does not rub, does not generate sores).
  • Easier hygiene, since, being removable, it is as if the patient were not wearing anything.
  • Greater freedom of movement. The patient comes to the consultation and is given the necessary splints, then the patient will be in charge of changing the splint for the next one. It is as simple as that.
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Do you consider that in recent years there has been an increase in the demand for esthetic dentistry? Why?

Yes, there has been a great increase in the demand for esthetic dentistry. We are more and more concerned about our image and we have access to a lot of information through the Internet. The patient profile has changed a lot and now patients enter the consultation room demanding the specific treatment they want, which was unthinkable years ago.