The treatment known as Hybrid Orthodontic Therapy, which combines clear aligners with clear dental braces to achieve optimal results in a much shorter period of time, also saving patients money in the process, and sparing you from having to face the world wearing traditional metal braces.
Hybrid orthodontic treatment is a unique approach to orthodontic therapy that primarily uses clear aligners such as Invisalign to align teeth, but intersperses the use of these aligners with short periods during which you’ll wear clear cosmetic braces to help speed the process along and treat malocclusions that don’t readily respond to clear aligners alone.
Typically the patient will only need to wear clear braces for a few weeks or months, generally at the beginning or at the end of the treatment with clear aligners. In some cases, the braces may be required on only a few teeth, and may be easily hidden in the rear of the mouth. In cases where we do have to place brackets in the front of your mouth, we utilize the most esthetic braces on the market today, which are clear and nearly invisible.
HYBRID OPTION BENEFITS:
Hybrid Orthodontic Treatment provides the following benefits and advantages for patients:
-Reduces the total treatment time over treatment with clear aligners alone
-Reduces the time patients must spend wearing braces
-Reduces cost of treatment in many cases
-Clear, removable tooth aligners provides maximum comfort and convenience
-Removable aligners allow for better dental hygiene than standard braces
What are attachments in clear aligner treatment?
Attachments or ‘buttons’ as they sometimes called, are small white tooth-coloured shapes that are affixed to the teeth during clear aligner treatment. Due to the round and smooth shape of teeth, attachments help move the teeth with precision in the correct direction to achieve the best result most efficiently.
Are all attachments the same?
Clear aligner attachments can come in a range of sizes and shapes, and your orthodontist will prescribe the correct attachments for your treatment. The shape and placement of the attachments is very important as they are oriented to deliver the right type of force to help the tooth move or rotate without placing unnecessary stress on the roots.
CHEWIES? What are they and why they are important?
This chewies are a useful device that you chew on to close any air bubbles between your Invisalign aligners and your teeth. They improve the fit of your aligners and ensure they feel comfortable and work properly. Invisalign chewies are necessary only if the aligners aren’t fitting correctly, usually when you first switch to a new set. Most of the time, your aligners should fit perfectly, due to the superior fit of the clear aligner material.
Chewies are made of a soft plastic called Styrene Copolymer; they’re about the size and shape of a pencil grip or a cotton roll. They’re specifically created and designed for clear aligner treatment, to improve fit and comfort.
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