Perhaps Dr. Minera has said you may benefit from braces instead of Aligners (Invisalign®). While you’re excited about an improved smile, you’re nervous about wearing brackets and wires. Here’s some good news: there is an orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with braces easier and faster and more aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional metal braces. These systems are quickly changing the way patients feel about their orthodontic treatment. Digital braces are a fast teeth straightening solution, with higher precision in movement resulting in shorter treatment times.
What Are Digital Braces versus aligners or Invisalign®?
These modern braces use digital scanning/3D printing technology much like Invisalign® or aligners but are both more esthetic and efficient for certain types of movements.
How do digital braces differ from traditional braces? A digital approach will provide you with a completely efficient treatment right from the start. Before your braces are fitted, the system’s advanced software allows your orthodontist to design how your smile should look and fit at the end of treatment much like Invisalign. Traditional braces applied directly to the teeth use the skill and training of the orthodontist, and although they are accurately placed, all digital techniques are more accurate, and each approach has unique advantages.
So, what does Minera Orthodontics offer? Below are the 3 digital braces we offer in addition to aligners (Invisalign®).
Inbrace (Truly invisble on the inside of teeth)
Inbrace uses one or 2 smartwires® attached to the inside of your teeth for a faster way to straighten over clear plastic aligners. We find our Inbace patients take an average of 30% less time than aligners and it is truly invisible.
We’re excited to be able to offer LightForce braces for many of our patients, including both teens and adults with a variety of orthodontic needs. These 3D-printed braces that are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, which means an efficient, more discreet, and more comfortable treatment from start to finish. They are available in translucent or white as seen in this video.
We now offer the first metal braces that are precision fit using a custom 3D printed tray to deliver them to each patient. These look like traditional metal braces but since they are placed with detailed precision, we find shorter treatment times, longer intervals between appointments, and a more precise finish! These are quickly becoming our standard within our practice when metal braces are the patients choice! At Minera Orthodontics, we will soon be 3D printing our own custom delivery trays using proprietary software and the KLOwen precision.