The invisible orthodontics, definition and duration of treatment

Written by: Dra. Marta Serra-Serrat
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Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is invisible orthodontics?

It is a new technique that has revolutionized the possibilities of treatment in the world of orthodontics. This technique allows us to correct the dental position without anyone noticing. Only the patient knows that he has orthodontics.

What types of invisible orthodontics are there?

Currently there are two types of invisible orthodontics. One is with some transparent aligners , the best known commercial house is Invisalign, and they are transparent cubetas that the patient removes and puts on freely, it is very hygienic and very aesthetic.

The other possibility of treatment is lingual orthodontics , the best-known commercial house is Incognito, and they are some brackets stuck inside the tooth that allows us to correct the dental malposition with the same accuracy and reaching the same results as with the conventional orthodontics that goes on the outside.

Is invisible orthodontics applicable in all cases?

Yes, currently, thanks to new technologies and research, with invisible orthodontics we can solve all types of dental mal-position. Therefore, all patients are candidates to be able to perform an invisible orthodontic treatment. With the Invisalign technique - the transparent aligners - there may be some concrete movement or dental malposition that will not be possible to correct, however, with the lingual orthodontics if we can perform all kinds of dental correction .

How long is the treatment of invisible orthodontics?

With the invisible orthodontics the duration of the treatment is not longer, with the lingual technique the duration is usually one year or at most one and a half years. However, with transparent aligners, orthodontics usually lasts longer, between two years and two and a half years .

Are the results definitive?

Yes, the results are definitive, as long as the patient is placed a fixed retention in the upper part and in the lower part, to fix the new position of the teeth. It is the only way that we can guarantee that the treatment is stable and that there is no secondary movement.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Marta Serra-Serrat
Odonthology

Dr. formed in the United States, with a significant international reputation as a professional and research. He has won numerous awards, including Simó Virgili Award for best publication and Best Research Award granted by the prestigious American Association for Dental Research. Dr. Serra-Serrat is the only Spanish orthodontist who has passed the examination of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which accredits to practice orthodontics in countries like Australia, England, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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