Are braces and a smile incompatible like genius and villainy? Not at all – rather the opposite, when it comes to the Incognito system. Its name is not just a beautiful Latin word, it fully corresponds to the technology: lingual, that is, hidden braces are absolutely inaccessible to the prying eye, since they are attached to the inner surface of the teeth.
The advantages of the Incognito lingual system are obvious:
maximum accuracy and structural strength;
absolutely safe materials suitable for all age groups;
short adaptation period after installation;
shorter wearing period compared to previous generation systems;
exclusion of aesthetic and physical discomfort.
The principle of manufacturing the Incognito bracket system is computer modeling of each element in accordance with the peculiarities of the structure and location of the tooth, on which it will subsequently be fixed. That is why, after bracketing, diction, if it changes, is very insignificant and recovers quickly enough.
Orthodontic rings and bows are custom designed to provide optimal tensile force and only where it is needed, so the effect becomes noticeable after a few months. For comparison, previous generations of braces required a much longer wearing period, the period of which was sometimes calculated in years.
* The risk of allergic reactions and the development of caries is minimal – for the manufacture of braces, a gold-containing alloy is used that does not contain nickel and prevents the demineralization of tooth enamel.
STAGES OF CREATING A CHARMING SMILE
The first step towards a charming smile is an orthodontist consultation. A qualified specialist will perform all the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and then prescribe an effective, tailored bite correction plan for you.
Further – a matter of technology, moreover, high-precision and ultra-modern technology:
1. Silicone impression of the dentition;
This is an accurate imprint of the dentition, from which the specialist creates a working model.
2. Creation of an individual model of a bracket system using 3D computer modeling (the process is robotic, so the probability of the slightest inaccuracy is completely excluded);
3. Casting of braces in accordance with the created model and making arcs to compensate for the difference in the size of the teeth;
4. Installation of the system on the inner (lingual) surface of the dentition and fixation with the latest generation of orthodontic glue.
The Incognito Light technology has been developed especially for patients wishing to eliminate minor misalignment of the anterior teeth – just a few braces are fixed exclusively in the areas to be corrected. This method eliminates not only unnecessary stress on the teeth, but also additional costs.
Care of incognito lingual braces
Compared to conventional braces , lingual braces require additional maintenance, but this does not at all mean the need for complex manipulations. The orthodontist will certainly provide all the recommendations, which will not be difficult to follow, especially since today there is a whole arsenal of appropriate devices at the service of braces wearers: special toothbrushes, brushes, dental floss, rinses and many other useful and convenient things.
Where to install the lingual bracket system?
European quality dental care is available to Muscovites without leaving the Russian capital: you can become the owner of a luxurious smile worthy of shining from the covers of the most popular glossy magazines by contacting the FDC – French Dentistry clinic in Moscow.
Many Moscow dentistry clinics are ready to offer their patients the most modern technologies and means of dental treatment . Orthodontics was no exception. They are pleased to present such a treatment for malocclusion of teeth as self-ligating braces without ligation. Ligature-free braces can significantly increase the effectiveness of bite treatment, reducing its time by 20-25%! Today they are regarded as the most modern, effective and practical solution for correcting malocclusion.
Non-ligature braces are non-removable structures. They are attached to the teeth using a system of sliding retainers in the form of latches, latches or spring clips. This system allows you to install braces faster and easier, moreover, the pressure on the teeth is much less than when using conventional designs. Moreover, such a design significantly simplifies and speeds up the installation and fixation of braces on the teeth – your free time remains yours, and you no longer have to waste it in the dentist’s office.
A decrease in pressure, in particular, leads to a better functioning of the cellular system of soft tissues, their supply of blood and nutrients (nutrients) is not disturbed. There was no place in the design for wires (ligatures), which exert strong pressure on the teeth, which causes tissue disruption and damage. Another fundamental design difference of self-ligating braces without ligature is the use of a metal arc of a smaller radius, which also has a beneficial effect on the timing of installation and fixation of braces, the time of treatment itself and comfort in the oral cavity.
Advantages of ligature-free self-ligating bracket systems
short installation time
weak pressure on soft tissues
improvement of the periodontal condition
reduction of painful sensations
low risk of damage to mucous membranes and injury to them
impossibility of complications during treatment
simplified procedures for the care of braces
low risk of caries
visiting an orthodontist no more than once every 2–2.5 months
short time for removing the bracket.
Please also note that these advantages of braces will be complemented by the advantages of our clinic: professional individual approach to each patient, European service and quality of service. By themselves, ligature-free braces are easy to maintain and care for – even a child can handle them, not to mention an adult. Simplicity of oral hygiene reduces the risk of occurrence and development of caries, which is also seen as a serious advantage of the design.
Every self-ligating bracket system is well known to the skilled person, including Stb, Clarity SL, Ormco and Incognito. All of them allow you to reduce the time and frequency of visits to the dentist. Self-ligating braces are devices designed to reduce the time of treatment in every possible way. Less treatment time, fewer visits to the dentist. More effective treatment!
Colored braces are almost an experimental bracket system. Why experimental? Everyone is free to choose the color of the brace to their liking, even to match the color of the shoes or the color of the flag of the football team. Colored belts are made of plastic, they are only external, or vestibular, and are considered aesthetic. Internal braces are not colored – what’s the point?
However, the list of materials used for the production of colored braces is not limited only to plastic. In addition, one model from another is often distinguished not only by the color or shade, but also by the shape of the plates themselves. Like any other braces, colored braces are selected individually by the attending physician to match the color and shape of the patient’s teeth, taking into account their condition.
Who needs colored braces? First of all, of course, for children. As a rule, their usual braces cannot be forced under the threat of being shot. And here they themselves choose, select, select. A colored brace becomes almost a favorite toy (especially if a child’s favorite image: “animals”, “cars” has got into the device). Such a device is not just worn, but worn with great pleasure.
Sometimes colored braces are the only reasonable way to make a child wear a device:
the child may be embarrassed to wear braces
he may be afraid to smile with them
finally, he doesn’t like the discomfort caused
Plus, colored braces require exactly the same care and cleaning as any other external appliance.
Colored braces are especially recommended for children . those, unlike adults, are not always able to maintain proper oral hygiene. children often refuse to wear ordinary braces, citing their reluctance to stand out among their peers and fear of ridicule. Lingual, or invisible, braces cannot be installed – they require very strict oral hygiene. The only way out is to install colored braces.
Colored braces, like any other bracket systems, require special rules for caring for the oral cavity. The problems are standard: pieces of food between the teeth, between the component parts of the braces. As for the cost of colored braces, it is intermediate between traditional metal products and more spectacular and expensive sapphire and ceramic.
Colored braces become not just a means of correcting the incorrect position and direction of teeth growth, a purely utilitarian thing, but rather an adornment, a fashionable attribute that can (and should!) Complement your appearance, complete it, emphasize attractiveness and taste. Yes, it is still a necessary element that would be better off altogether. But if you cannot avoid installing braces, then why not make them work for your appearance? Why endure psychological discomfort and catch sidelong glances on yourself when you can catch admiring and interested?
Crossbite is an anomaly in which the lower jaw is displaced to the left or right. Outwardly, this most often manifests itself in the asymmetry of the face. Distinguish between unilateral and bilateral cross bite, as well as bite in the lateral and anterior parts of the jaw. Crossbite is treatable, and we do not see anything difficult in correcting it, especially if this issue is addressed in a timely manner.
With the normal (correct) position of the teeth, the jaws close so that the upper row overlaps the lower one by about 25-30%. This is the only option that allows your teeth and jaws to function properly. Crossbite disrupts almost all physiological processes, such as chewing, swallowing, speaking, and many others. In addition, this phenomenon is not aesthetically attractive and harmful to human health.
There are several types of cross bite:
Buccal – including one-sided, two-sided and combined. It differs depending on which of the jaws is widened / narrowed.
Lingual – expansion of the upper row of teeth and narrowing of the lower one.
THE CAUSES OF CROSS BITE
For a complete and effective treatment of crossbite, it is necessary to identify the causes of its occurrence. Among many, the most frequent ones can be distinguished.
Diseases of the nose, throat (otitis media, sinusitis), which, as a result of inflammation, lead to deformation of the jaw apparatus;
Prolonged process of loss of milk teeth;
Slowing down the development of the jaw apparatus;
Incorrect teething (in the wrong places).
CONSEQUENCES OF CROSSING JAWS
If you have a cross bite, there is a high risk of serious health problems. Most of all, this is reflected in a change in the process of swallowing and chewing, a person cannot fully use the jaw apparatus for eating, which in turn leads to problems in the digestive system.
Depending on the type and stage of crossbite, the patient may experience various complications: difficulty in chewing and swallowing food, impaired respiratory function (mainly in children), improper diction, increased risk of caries, crunching and pain when opening the mouth, etc. Crossbite in advanced cases may be required to correct the prosthetics and implantation procedures.
At your service is the experience and knowledge of qualified dentists and orthopedists – specialists with extensive experience. Before proceeding with the correction of a crossbite, the attending physician will find out the cause of the bite. Most often this is a hereditary predisposition, improper teething, premature loss of milk teeth and delayed eruption of permanent ones, otitis media and a lag in the development of one of the jaws or dental arches.
Correction of cross bite has become a routine procedure for specialists. American and European equipment, orthodontic appliances in the hands of experienced specialists work miracles. At the stages of milk and mixed bite, even the very cause of the anomaly can be eliminated, and at the permanent stage, correction is carried out by aligning the size of the jaws relative to each other.
Crossbite correction is performed using various American and German-made orthodontic constructions: mouth guards, trainers, braces, faceplates, etc. The correction is carried out under the supervision of an orthodontist and takes a minimum of time. The treatment is completely painless.
The Orthodontics Department at FDC is one of the most qualified departments throughout Moscow. This is due to the fact that we employ world-renowned doctors such as Michel Cassagne and many others.
At the moment, several different technologies are used in orthodontics to correct the occlusion and correct aesthetic defects of the teeth. The most common among these methods are braces and aligners. Therefore, the first question that arises for a person who wants to make his teeth straight is: what should you choose – aligners or braces? You can answer this question by examining the advantages and disadvantages of both technologies.
BRACES: PROS AND CONS
Braces have long established themselves as an effective tool for eliminating bite deformities and gaining a beautiful smile. Among the advantages of this technology are:
the ability to correct almost any, even the most difficult, malocclusion without any additional devices and procedures,
stationary installation in the dentist’s office,
relatively fast achievement of the desired effect and high reliability,
short recovery period,
availability of various types of braces – relatively inexpensive metal braces, as well as comfortable ceramic and sapphire braces.
However, braces also have their drawbacks. As a rule, this is the visibility and sensation of a foreign body in the mouth. But when installing sapphire braces, where most of the structure is made of a special transparent material, this issue is not so acute. Also, in some cases, it is possible to install lingual braces behind the teeth and therefore unobtrusive . But of course, this does not negate the presence of a metal structure in the mouth, which may not suit the patient from an aesthetic point of view. In addition, braces require regular visits to the dentist to control the bite correction process, careful hygiene and the rejection of certain products. In some cases, when wearing braces, gum inflammation and impaired diction are possible.
The gold alloy does not cause allergies.
Invisible. They are fixed on the inside of the teeth.
They are made in the TOP-Service laboratory in Germany especially for you at the request of your orthodontist.
ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF ALIGNERS
Aligners are a modern high-tech bite correction system. It is a transparent mouthguard made to order from a special hypoallergenic thermoplastic material. They are used to displace individual teeth, eliminate enlarged interdental spaces, crowding and other disorders. Aligners have many advantages over other orthodontic systems:
high aesthetics, since aligners are absolutely transparent and virtually invisible in the mouth,
they do not cause allergies and irritation, and do not damage the tooth enamel,
no influence on diction,
convenience and lack of sensation of a foreign body in the mouth – mouthguards are made of a very thin material that quickly ceases to be felt,
individual production, taking into account the peculiarities of malocclusion in each specific case,
the ability to remove aligners,
there are no restrictions on the choice of food.
Just like any orthodontic construction, aligners require some maintenance. They must be removed while eating and brushing your teeth. Aligners should be washed periodically with warm water and a disinfectant solution provided by the manufacturer. In addition, after some time, the aligners will have to be replaced with new ones, so that the alignment of the dentition occurs gradually.
Still not sure which one to choose? Contact the specialists of the FDC clinic, they will conduct an examination and help you choose the orthodontic system that is suitable specifically for your case. The French Dental Clinic employs orthodontists certified by Invisalign , a leading manufacturer of quality aligners. The experience gained allows FDC dentists to work with even the most complex malocclusion at the highest level.
No longer just reserved for children, orthodontics is also intended for adults and gives impressive results. Today there are different types of dental appliances, even invisible walls!
Braces: when to wear them?
When the teeth are misaligned, overlapping or lacking space, only a device can correct the shot. ” The growing interest in this discipline is mainly due to the fact that the devices are more and more discreet “, explains Professor Loreille, doctor of dental surgery, qualified specialist in dentofacial orthopedics.
Who to consult?
In the milder cases, a dentist is empowered to treat the problem but when the procedure is complex, he will refer his patient to an orthodontist .
Which device to choose?
Thanks to lingual orthodontics , you can’t even make out your braces! ” The device is no longer placed on the outer surface of the teeth, but on the inside ” , explains Professor Loreille. The only problem: this “invisible” orthodontic treatment is 4 to 5 times more expensive than a conventional appliance. The treatment is also of longer duration with this type of device.
Braces placed on the teeth can be made of transparent ceramic , and they do not turn yellow. Only some of the wires are still made of metal, but the whole has become almost invisible . Be careful though, these rings are often fragile , so it is imperative to be careful.
These traditional rings are not very popular among adults because they are not very aesthetic . And yet, this model remains one of the most efficient but also the cheapest . In addition, treatment is generally faster with this type of dental appliance.
The invisible braces
This device looks like a transparent shell that covers the teeth . Removable device, it is suitable for conscientious people because it must be worn as much as possible to correct your teething problem. Another good news is that it is 90% effective if the person is rigorous and wears it very often. Its price is comparable to other dental appliances. Be careful, it cannot correct all teething problems, discuss it with your orthodontist.
How long should you wear it?
The duration of the treatment will depend on the problem to be corrected. This can range from 6 months to two years. Then, you have to consolidate the result with a compression thread or a splint.
Living with braces
On the dental hygiene side : you will have to redouble your efforts to maintain impeccable oral hygiene . Brushing your teeth after each meal is recommended as well as the use of dental floss;
Food side : here too you have to adapt because certain foods can damage your device . This is the case with nuts, bread, apples, etc. It is advisable to reduce your consumption of products that are too sweet to avoid white spots when you remove your rings.