Braces behind Teeth - The Result of Recent Advancement

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Braces are meant for correcting crooked teeth or misaligned teeth. However, many people opt not to have arch wires/metal wires being placed across their teeth. For this reason, braces behind teeth also called lingual braces, were developed to cater for this problem. Braces behind teeth make it hard to notice when an individual is undergoing through this type of dental treatment.

The technology of lingual braces was first introduced in 1979 to American orthodontics offices, however, this type of braces failed to gain popularity during the first few years, until improved technology provided better maintenance and installation of braces for teeth.

What is the technology associated with braces behind teeth? According to the research, the technology that lies behind this dental procedure is very complicated in that brackets and wires used with incognito braces are custom-fabricated for each patient using a robotic wire bending and Cam, Cad technology.

Now teeth conditions vary from person to person. For some, it may be teeth that are not straight, for others it may have to do with the size of the jaws. Only a few are blessed with perfectly straight teeth or balanced jaw sizes. When a person's upper jaw is larger than his lower jaw, then he has an overbite. But if the lower jaw is bigger, then it is called an under bite. Both these conditions are medically known as malocclusion. It is derived from a Latin word that means bad bite.

If you have misaligned teeth, your family dentist may not have noticed it during your regular visits. For issues concerning teeth alignment, it is best that you see an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in making teeth straight through the use of things like incognito braces. This person is the one who can tell you whether or not you need braces.

Several decades ago, those who had braces were called metal mouth since incognito braces in the past included metal rings or bands placed around the teeth. If your parents wore braces in their teens, you may have photographs of them wearing these ugly metal contraptions.

However, recent advancements in dental technology have led to the use of clear or invisible braces that are less noticeable. Although, there are few people these days who still prefer to use the old-fashioned metal braces behind teeth. But those who opt for metal braces behind teeth nowadays can choose brackets that are of the same color as their teeth. Those who don't want others to see their braces choose those that are placed behind the teeth. A lot of film and TV personalities prefer this kind of braces.

Compared to the wires that were used for braces in the past, the ones that are used nowadays are much smaller. They are also made of materials that helps straighten teeth faster, and in a more convenient way. The rubber bands that are used for braces now are more colorful and attractive. Some patients even match the color of their rubber bands to the monthly holidays.

 

Dr. Monica Goldenberg is a recognized orthodontist who provides excellent orthodontic treatments with all types of visible and invisible braces including incognito braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces etc. The braces behind teeth provided by Dr. Goldenberg are customized according to each individual’s teeth in order to provide optimum treatment facility.

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