Cosmetic dentistry: types and benefits

Written by: Dra. Nayra Grau
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Previously, orthodontics appeared to be only a matter of children today are increasingly adult patients who choose to have cosmetic dentistry treatment. Because of their work and personal commitments, adult patients demand an appliance that guarantees the same end results of treatment, but using faint devices during the course of this.

Like conventional braces, the aesthetic are few fixtures cemented on teeth to align the teeth, bite and, ultimately, improve dental aesthetics. The cosmetic dentistry differs from other types of orthodontics which, as its name suggests, is more aesthetic, ie, it is more discreet while the tooth is stabilizing. It also refers to a type of treatment that uses ceramic brackets and the color is similar to tooth or even transparent. Therefore, the main difference with the metal is purely aesthetic, but there is a difference in terms of cost, since it is a little higher than conventional orthodontics.


Types of cosmetic dentistry

Within the aesthetic orthodontic appliances can distinguish two groups. In the first group we would all dental braces:- Aesthetic brackets, either porcelain or sapphire. The most visible smile zone are placed on the front teeth.- Lingual braces are placed on the inside of the teeth

In the second group we have the removable appliances:- Invisible orthodontics, using transparent removable aligners are aligning teeth. While they are removable, so that its effective use must be worn all day.


Benefits of aesthetic brackets

The benefits of aesthetic orthodontics is that during treatment the patient feels more comfortable because you can not see both devices. So not only recovers the dental aesthetics, but also improves the patient's own self-esteem. Furthermore, the treatment time is exactly the same as that of conventional orthodontics. In the case of removable invisible aligners there is also a great advantage and that can be removed promptly. In other words, eat and brush your teeth can be removed thereby ensuring greater patient comfort during meals and better hygiene, among other things.


Possible risks of these devices

Risks or drawbacks would see them, especially in the lingual braces as there are patients who do not quite get used to the brackets and cause them great discomfort in the language. They can also cause a temporary problem in speech in early treatment. In the case of removable aligners, power off, you can lose more easily. To be removable, if the patient is not aware of that has to carry can forget putting them on occasion, so the treatment would not be effective and could be extended.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Nayra Grau

By Dra. Nayra Grau

Dr. Nayra Grau is a Odontologa detailed specialist in orthodontics. Licensed by the European University of Madrid, has a Master in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, Center for which he is associate professor, as in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, which also offers teaching. He is also a lecturer both nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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