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Cfast Invisible Braces – An Overview

24th September 2018

Conventional dental braces have been a very effective and popular orthodontic treatment for correcting a wide range of problems like misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, teeth with excessive or uneven gaps etc. One of the problems associated with braces was poor aesthetics due to their metallic appearance. Naturally, people who were conscious of their smile and appearance did not like wearing braces, except where absolutely necessary for medical reasons.

The braces were a rather un-aesthetic way of improving dental aesthetics. Orthodontists and dentists offering orthodontic treatment realized this problem and have come up with some alternative orthodontic solutions which are invisible to various degrees. If you are not happy with wearing conventional metal train track braces but need or would like orthodontic tooth movement, you can look at the alternatives below.

Lingual Orthodontics

To move the archwire and the brackets out of sight, dentists can give you braces with the archwire and the brackets on the tongue-side (or lingual side) of the teeth. That is why these are called lingual braces. Lingual braces are aesthetically far superior to the conventional braces and are particularly popular with adults because they are more conscious of their looks.

The downside of Lingual Braces

  • Inconvenience 

 despite being less conspicuous, lingual braces do pose some problems as the brackets come in between the tongue and the teeth. As a result, the tongue movement is hampered because of the reduced space available, and you will also feel a little odd for some time.

  • Difficulty in Playing instruments 

Also, if you play wind instruments, you may have some difficulty operating them with lingual braces.

  • Special Training Required 

 Special training is required in addition to the basic dentistry degree to be able to apply lingual orthodontics.

Clear Brackets With Tooth Coloured Wires

This is yet another cosmetic alternative to the standard braces. The archwire is made tooth coloured to reduce its visibility against the background formed by your teeth. And the brackets are made of transparent plastic or tooth coloured ceramic so that they are not noticed. In addition, clear or transparent ligatures (The way the wire is attached to the brackets) are used to enhance aesthetics. Generally, the ceramic brackets are designed in such a way that they do not stain easily. However, the ligatures tend to stain easily, but this is not a big issue as they will be replaced on each visit.

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The Price of Improved Aesthetics with Ceramic Braces

Ceramic clear braces are weaker than the conventional metallic braces. Therefore, they require a longer treatment time as orthodontists apply milder forces to make sure that the brackets are not overloaded. In addition, treatment with ceramic braces is often costlier as compared to the conventional metallic braces.

Cfast Clear Aligners

In the category of orthodontic teeth alignment appliances, the Cfast™ aligners sit at the top of the lot. A product created by engineering and dental technology, Cfast is very popular. It has really taken the orthodontic field by a storm.

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