Traditional braces are made of metal, and they’re installed on the front of your teeth, which means the whole world will be able to see. For this reason, many people who could benefit from braces may choose not to get them.
Traditional braces are good at straightening teeth, but they’re not always the best option for patients who desire a discreet orthodontic treatment. An alternative treatment option is iBraces, and it’s ideal for patients who don’t want others to know they’re wearing braces.
What Are iBraces?
Also called lingual braces, iBraces are very similar to traditional orthodontic treatments, but they’re different because they’re mounted on the inside of your mouth.
They still use elastics, wires and brackets to move your teeth into optimal positioning, but since they’re mounted on the backside of each tooth, they’re almost completely hidden. The hardware used for the treatment is what you’d expect, but the location of the hardware is different.
What Are the Benefits?
The major advantage of choosing iBraces is the discrete nature of the treatment. If someone looked carefully inside of your mouth, they might catch a small glimpse of the braces, but in most cases, nobody will know you’re wearing them.
The problem that patients have with conventional braces is the embarrassment factor. This is especially true of adults trying to make a serious impression in the professional world, since most people tend to associate braces with children and teens. In addition, these specialized braces can be customized to suit your specific needs.
Are iBraces Right for You?
To find out if iBraces are right for you, schedule a consultation with our office. Fortunately, statistics show that most people are suitable candidates for this treatment option. If you need braces to correct your smile but want them to stay as inconspicuous as possible, these lingual braces will likely be able to help you.
What to Expect
State-of-the-art technology is used to create these braces, and since they’re placed on the tongue side of your mouth, they’re hidden from view. As long as you don’t tell anyone, nobody will know you’re wearing them. One huge advantage of this option is that they’re customized to fit the shape of your teeth, which makes them comfortable to wear.
Unlike some alternative treatment options, iBraces are designed to minimize speech interference, and they also require fewer wire adjustments. The reduced number of wire adjustments results in fewer appointments and less discomfort.
The technology used for these special braces has been proven to straighten teeth, and they’re significantly smaller than other lingual braces. The customized design reduces tongue irritation and makes cleaning easier.
In most cases, the brackets are made from a gold alloy, which eliminates the risk of allergies caused by nickel. Examples of candidates who might opt for these braces include models, teens, adult professionals, athletes and musicians.
If you’re looking for an effective, discreet way to get straighter teeth, iBraces can help. Ragan Orthodontics offers comprehensive orthodontic care to patients of all ages, and we are proud to offer these unique braces as one of our many forms of orthodontic treatments. Conveniently located in three locations in Dallas, we gladly help patients in the area receive the orthodontic care they need. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!