Invisalign Debonding® as a substitute to traditional braces
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A large number of patients undergo traditional orthodontics with fixed appliances often experience a broad problems associated with braces, extending from poor oral hygiene due to brushing difficulty, speech impediments, unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth, braces ulcers to broken braces. These problems frequently urge emergency appointments with the orthodontists. Due to orthodontic advancements, Invisalign Debonding® with clear aligners is considered an effective option to overcome all limitations caused by metal braces. By correcting all dental problems, including protruding teeth, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, spaced teeth and overbites, superior advantages of Invisalign Debonding® over traditional braces include more comfort and convenience while wearing, improved oral hygiene, no limitations on daily life and reduced treatment time with perfect smiles.
Common problems caused by metal braces
- Speech impediments and drooling
- Inflamed or swollen gum
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken braces
- Brace ulcers caused by wires poking or scratching the lips, tongue or gum
- Impaired oral hygiene
- Swallowing a braces bracket or wire
- Time consuming process
Get to know Invisalign Debonding®
As an invisible orthodontics, Invisalign® is a clear plastic aligner system consisting of a series of transparent, plastic trays used to adjust tooth alignment through pressure exertion on the teeth over a period of months. The aligners are made from an elastic thermoplastic material that applies gentle force to the teeth to move into the aligner’s position. It is customized to fit individual dental structures and conditions, enabling dental problems to be corrected. Invisalign Debonding® can be considered in patients who have undergone traditional braces without restarting the orthodontic treatment. Treatment plan will be custom-made, based upon individual’s tooth alignment problems by highly expert orthodontist. Once alignment problems are addressed, the pressure that aligners exert on the teeth only moves misaligned teeth into a straighter position while other teeth remain unmoved (selective movement). After digital impression with 3D scanner, a series of customized Invisalign® aligners are made for each patient to move their teeth in the sequence determined by the orthodontist. Invisible aligners made of medical grade plastic do not cause irritation to the gum and oral cavity. To achieve the best treatment outcome, a series of customized aligners must be strictly worn in incremental sequence as instructed.
Continuous treatment without restarting
It might become a major concern among many people who have already undergone traditional orthodontics using metal braces when they want to shift their treatment into advanced approach with Invisalign Debonding®. Instead of restarting the whole treatment plan, the current orthodontic treatment can be instantly continued and switched to Invisalign Debonding®. The orthodontist thoroughly evaluates current alignment problems, enabling the treatment plan to be made. The custom-made clear aligners can be worn shortly after metal braces are removed. The number of aligners for each individual, ranging from 7,14 to 26 pieces will be determined by the orthodontists.
Preventing root resorption
One of the main disadvantages of metal braces is root damaging. Since braces apply abrupt pulling forces to the teeth, the roots often attempt to protect themselves from damage by shortening their length during the movement. With the cutting-edge technology available today in orthodontics, this undesired complication can be eliminated by Invisalign Debonding®, which creates a gentle and constant pushing force, research supports the fact that this kind of force leads to a statistically significant reduction in root resorption.
In addition, the exact location of the root cannot be identified when wearing traditional braces when preparing for prosthesis. Whereas, Invisalign Debonding®, using its digital 3D scanning system with treatment simulation to control and monitor whether fitted implants remain in their same positions, is a preferred option for patients with dental implants.
Saved time with less appointments
Another key advantage of Invisalign Debonding® is less time spent on dental appointments. Rather than seeing the orthodontist every month required for a traditional approach, patients with Invisalign Debonding® will be able to spend less time as their appointments only need to be maintained every 3 months on average.
Shortened treatment time
In general, treatment time required for Invisalign Debonding® is 1-2 years shorter than time consumed for traditional braces. Patients do not have to suffer from unwanted effects caused by metal braces and treatment outcomes are noticeable quickly after wearing aligners.
If you have experienced problems associated with metal braces, please do not hesitate to get more information about your alternative – Invisalign Debonding®. Not only to correct all tooth alignment problems in people at any age, but this advanced orthodontics also intends to reshape your perfect smile and boost up your confidence.
For more information, please contact
Bangkok Hospital Dental Center Holistic Care and Dental Implant