Invisible Orthodontics is an innovative approach in the field of diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of dental malocclusion. Unlike traditional Orthodontics, it does not use traditional equipment made of metal or ceramic brackets, which are clearly visible, but uses completely invisible devices.
In adult patients and other carefully selected cases our Studio carries out orthodontic treatment with invisible orthodontic devices following two different methods:
In Lingual orthodontics we make use of real, fixed orthodontic devices which are often glued onto the lingual surface of the tooth. Such device is completely invisible and extremely comfortable at the same time, since it is very thin and does not have any protrusions.
As for traditional orthodontics periodic checks will be required for the regulation of such device. The patient will have to pay particular attention to hygiene of the mouth which is more demanding than that of the conventional device.
Time duration for this treatment does not differ from that of traditional treatment; indeed, in some cases it is even shorter.
This treatment involves the use of a series of thermoplastic transparent aligners to be worn in sequence. Such devices have been made possible thanks to the use of CAD CAM technologies and their application in dentistry.
Treatment with aligners is preceded by a study of three-dimensional virtual model that allows the dentist and the patient to see the end result on computer, before starting the treatment. In order to compare the patients initial state and final result, a computerized system of prototyping will produce a series of physical models on which aligners will be printed and which will then be produced and worn by the patient.
Treatment duration does not differ from that of the conventional method, never-the-less, at present, it is still the most expensive treatment due to the high costs of prototyping
The patient, instead, will benefit from ‘invisibility’ of the device and the hygienic advantages that this method offers and which are by no means to be underestimated.
In order to achieve satisfactory results, the patient must collaborate when using these aligners and instructions given by the specialist in early care are to be followed severely.