Orthodontic Advancements – The Goods of Functionality And Aesthetics
What is Orthodontics? There is a general assumption in orthodontics regarding creating an aligned and beautiful smile. And yes, we can’t deny we, the orthodontists, feel satisfied when we see our patients smiling confidently at the end of a treatment plan.
However, from an ample but easy-to-grasp scope, it refers to a specialty of restructuring an abnormal positioning of patients’ teeth, jaws, and facial structure to improve its functionality and prevent future conditions or issues that could depress their quality of life.
But far from geeky technical descriptions, orthodontics improves a patient’s health. For example, patients with sleep apnea and breathing problems might encounter relief in orthodontic treatment. Some other patients might improve the absorption of nutrients in foods, and the list continues.
Yet, we want to stay in the fun part when functionality meets aesthetics. Therefore, this article discusses three of the most interesting and advanced orthodontic systems nowadays and how they formidably match health and beauty for patients.
What Are Lingual Braces?
The trajectory of orthodontic braces, we mean conventional metal braces, is outstanding. The mechanics of traditional braces started in the first part of the twentieth century, but as we know them today, regular braces became popular in the seventies.
Orthodontists introduced a breakthrough innovation, cementing orthodontic brackets to teeth. But you might wonder how orthodontists did to align teeth before that time. Believe it or not, they used to wrap every individual tooth with a metal band that worked to hold the wires. Yes, it was painful and uncomfortable.
Now, back to our discussion. Shortly after conventional braces appeared in 1979, an orthodontist patented an improvement to the newly developed orthodontics, the lingual braces.
In short, lingual braces consist of stainless steel or titanium brackets and wires cemented in the back of teeth. Yes, the back of teeth, you read it right. Hence, the most appealing factor of lingual braces is they are invisible.
Almost forty years after its introduction, lingual braces evolved to their ninth generation. But, talking about evolution, a unique invisible system cemented to the back of teeth works on each tooth independently, BRIUS.
What Is BRIUS?
Orthodontic systems evolved in their “functionality” with outstanding results, comfort, and hygiene with “aesthetics,” making them invisible to the naked eye. But what makes BRIUS lingual appliances best? Let’s check out some of its core advantages.
Brius stands on a differentiating approach defining its technology as a system that is not braces, and they are not aligners either. However, BRIUS’s core differentiating factor is that it uses enhanced functional arms instead of wires used in traditional braces.
Shortly, the arms affix the tooth to a hard-line stabilization bar in the palate. The arms have a customized design that applies individually planned pressure to each tooth. Though what makes this a remarkable design?
BRIUS offers a fifty percent reduction in treatment time due to the simultaneous mechanical movements that help move one tooth while the other moves in reference to the other tooth’s movement, making the process efficient.
The BRIUS system is permanent. Therefore, it differs from Clear Alignment Devices that are removable that enhance practicing good oral hygiene. However, there might be a need for more clarity about what it takes to facilitate hygiene for a patient.
BRIUS supports its technical development in the fact that the system has no wires. Therefore, BRIUS has fewer nooks and crannies where food could get trapped or stuck than conventional and wired lingual braces.
BRIUS has tension arms that apply customized strain on teeth; this helps reduce the need for continuous patient visits with fewer archwire adjustments.
What Are Clear Alignment Devices?
When it comes to Clear Alignment Devices, we turn our heads to the leading brand, Invisalign. The Invisalign system is paramount in orthodontic treatment these days.
A clear alignment system consists of trays similar to retainers in braces orthodontics. The patient receives a set of trays every two weeks. Every set of trays has an architecture that helps move teeth safely, exerting tolerable strain that prevents periodontal ligament damage.
The most convincing factors of Invisalign Clear Alignment trays rest behind its multiple advantages. Let’s compare some of the most important of them with BRIUS.
Invisalign reduces treatment time in mild and moderate malocclusions. First, however, it is crucial to make a point. There are severe malocclusions that orthodontists treat with Invisalign. However, orthodontists use conventional braces to treat cases requiring extensive jaw displacements.
Removability and Hygiene
Invisalign is a removable appliance system, making it the most attractive of all orthodontic devices. Removable means patients can detach the trays before eating, making it easier for them to practice their regular oral hygiene routine.
However, it might be annoying for patients to remove their appliances every time they eat, and doing it in public isn’t that nice. So, you must find the appropriate place and time to do it.
Functional appliances sometimes cause a bit of pain and discomfort. Invisalign exerts controlled strain making teeth displacements less sharp. In addition, the cutting-edge technology of its materials makes Invisalign snuggly.
Functionality and Discreetness
All three orthodontic systems offer an excellent mix of functionality and discreteness. However, we recommend patients define their priorities for a final verdict.
Sometimes, a patient wants an invisible orthodontic appliance, but she might be prone to forget the appliances at any place or simply not be very good at complying. This makes BRIUS an exceptional choice.
On the other hand, a patient that might be responsive to comply with instructions and have a caring sense for its appliances might be the perfect candidate for Invisalign
Beverly Hills Concierge Orthodontics
Dr. Deborah Solomon and Smile Health Orthodontics Staff will gladly help you with concierge at-home smile transformation to get the best of two worlds. Schedule an appointment or call us so we can bring you a smile you will love with all sorts of invisible options.