May 14, 2018 Dr. Bita Moalej

Get Different Types of Hidden Braces in Encino

In your quest for a perfect smile, you may be searching for hidden braces, many of which are offered at the Dr. Bita Orthodontic Group. However, you may quickly realize that there is more than one type, with clear advantages and disadvantages to each choice. You can get different types of Hidden Braces in Encino when you come to Dr. Bita’s office.

Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are the same shape and size as metal braces but are made of a slightly weaker, more brittle material. However, these “clear” braces have tooth-colored brackets (the square part of the braces) that are attached to the archwire with ligatures. To further hide the fact that you’re wearing braces, the archwire can also be tooth-colored. A downside of the ceramic braces is that, since they aren’t as strong as metal braces, they require a slow, gradual force to be applied to the teeth, which can result in slightly longer treatment time. In addition, the ligatures have the potential to stain the teeth. However, changing ligatures on a regular basis can prevent any long-term staining to occur.

different types of Hidden Braces in Encino

Inside Braces

Unlike ceramic braces, lingual braces are made from the same material as traditional metal braces, but they are attached to the back of the teeth so that they remain hidden from view. These braces are ideal for those who are self-conscious about wearing ceramic braces or clear aligners since both of those options are visible at close proximities. Inside braces are completely hidden from view. One downside of lingual braces is the difficulty they may pose for comfort and hygiene. Because of their application, they may make it difficult to speak and may feel uncomfortable. However, with a proper application and ample adjustment, you may come to forget all about them.

Clear Aligners

Aligners are clear trays made of strong plastic. They are custom-made to fit the teeth and are nearly invisible. Since they are are not attached to the teeth like traditional braces, they can be easily removed for eating, hygienic, and cosmetic purposes. Furthermore, since there aren’t any brackets or wires, aligners pose minimal discomfort.

Many orthodontists are choosing to go for impressionless scanning, which is a method of making a 3D impression of a patient’s teeth with minimal invasion. This means that you wouldn’t have to spend time in your dentist’s chair with mouth extenders and putty in your mouth. After the impression is made and your custom aligners are created, you can start wearing your aligners, changing them to a new set as you see your smile get to your desired result.

Find quality hidden braces in Encino

If you are ready to take the next step for your smile, contact the staff at Dr. Bita Orthodontics for a consultation at (818-981-0640). Finding the best hidden braces in Encino is just a phone call away.

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