Another way of straightening teeth is by invisible braces. These are a clear plastic series which we tend to replace on a monthly basis. These aligners have superiority to normal braces because of there transparency which makes aesthetically more pleasing.
Invisible Braces In Islamabad
As we are moving forward in the field of dentistry, patients are demanding an aesthetically pleasing appearance without unsightly orthodontic wires, brackets, and ligatures. Patients are not supposed to blame either, straight teeth and a perfect smile line gives patients self-esteem and confidence. Which is why we’re introducing Invisible braces in Islamabad for our patients.
There are many instances where we can use invisible braces, however, there are cases where they are not indicated for instance in complex bite problems that can be fixed with traditional metallic braces.
Being said that, we can use invisible braces for the following conditions:
We’re sure that if you’re reading this kind of post, you must have heard many people say that braces are only for children, think again, braces are adults, teenagers and for youngsters as well in some cases. We would also like to point out that, children and young teenagers are most commonly treated by traditional mechanical braces by our orthodontist which requires brackets, wires and certain other appliances. However, a detailed consultation with us and a few x-rays will determine whether or not we can use mechanical braces or invisible braces to cure your teeth misalignment.
The primary reason as to why we recommend these invisible braces for adults is because they have to be worn at least for 22 hours a day for a year or a year and a half. Whereas kids, on the other hand, are a bit careless with them.
Types Of Invisible Braces
There are three types of invisible braces in Islamabad that our clinic provides, ceramic brackets, lingual braces, and clear aligners.
Ceramic braces resemble metallic braces in functionality, however, we place tooth-colored brackets during this procedure. With time, ceramic brackets tend to blend in with your tooth color and become unnoticeable.
We place lingual braces on the inner side of the teeth i.e. palatal and lingual side of teeth making them invisible.
Clear braces, on the other hand, are superior to both. They are transparent trays making them invisible and easy to wear.
Ceramic Braces In Islamabad With Dental Studio
We currently have two types of ceramic braces, self-ligating ones, and ones that require a monthly ligature change. When we compare ceramic braces with the metal ones, ceramic braces are relatively large simply because they’re weak and in order to strengthen them they have to be made “bulky”. Moreover, ceramic braces come with transparent ligatures, if you stain them it won’t be a problem for us because we change them every month for our patients.
It is important to note that ceramic brackets may cause irritation and discomfort just like metal braces do. Furthermore, they are non-removable, which basically means that we cannot remove them until your procedure is complete.
As we’ve already told you that ceramic brackets are not as strong as they’re counterparts, they might require more time than traditional braces to avoid any fracture in brackets. This is why our orthodontist will apply minimal yet gradual forces for the movement of your teeth. In addition to all this, you should also note that ceramic braces are a bit more costly than metal ones. We charge somewhere around PKR 10,000 to 40,000 extra if you wish to get ceramic braces from us.
Lingual/Inside Braces In Islamabad By Z Dental Studio
We also provide lingual or Inside braces. We attach the brackets that we use in this treatment at the back of teeth or on the lingual side.
For this treatment, we scan/take impressions of your upper and lower jaw to create special, custom brackets that we can attach to the upper arch or in some cases the lower arch as well. We use this type of treatment specifically for patients who are conscious of both metal braces and clear aligners.
The biggest advantage of getting this type of treatment from us is that you will never misplace or lose anything as you might in clear aligners. Because we use computer scanned images, this treatment is somewhat expensive when we compare to both ceramic braces treatment and metal braces treatment.
Setting aside the biggest disadvantage, the cost, our orthodontist still recommends other types of braces rather than these. Some reasons behind this are, they are relatively new in the field of dentistry and they may cause more problems with speech and cleaning teeth.
Clear Aligners In Islamabad By Z Dental Studio
Clear aligners or as we call it the truly invisible orthodontic treatment. In a nutshell, we provide you with a series of clear, removable aligners that are precisely custom-made. According to our patients, these aligners irritation free probably because of the impression technique that we use.
Furthermore, they are invisible, they’re not invasive at all and don’t cause wear and tear that you might get in traditional braces. Another advantage is that they’re removable which means you can take them out when you’re eating or during social interactions.
The best bit, cleaning is not an issue when you’re using clear aligners.
As easy as clear aligners seem, we always tell our patients that they need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. This gets a little bit hard for some patients but when they get used to it, it gets easy. Furthermore, you should also note that if you lose an aligner our clinic may charge you for the replacement, it may also cause a delay in treatment.
As with all orthodontic treatments, you will experience a slight amount of pain with each aligner. We may prescribe you some painkillers.
The procedure is pretty simple, on your first visit we record your dental impressions and that is sent to the manufacturer to make custom trays for you. During this time we will ask you to get specific x-rays done. After 21 days we will get your first aligner and we will schedule an appointment for you.
It’s also important for us to tell you that clear aligner treatment is relatively slow as compared to their counterparts. Moreover, we will also schedule regular appointments for your dental cleaning and regular oral checkup. You also need to brush and floss thoroughly during the entire treatment.
Length of treatment of Invisible Braces
The duration of this treatment of invisible braces in Islamabad depends on what kind of malocclusion are we dealing with. Our treatment duration usually lasts from 18 to 24 months. However, in some cases, the duration might be less.
Traditional braces or metal braces require less time because they’re stronger than ceramic braces. However, ceramic braces also require less time when we’re comparing them with clear aligners.
Clear aligners require at least 20-30 trays for the entire treatment, each tray is worn for 15-20 day.
Cost of Invisible Braces In Islamabad
The cost of invisible braces in Islamabad can vary but we do tend to keep the charges a bit higher when you compare them with traditional braces. Our price ranges from PKR 200,000 to PKR 270,000.
Being said that, there are a lot of factors that we need to consider before we start your braces treatment. Every patient is different and we treat them accordingly.
On the bright side, for braces, we take up to 50% down payment on the first visit and the rest of the money is paid in installments.