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What Are Hidden Braces & Their Benefits? May 19, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
What Are Hidden Braces & Their Benefits?, Anchorage, Alaska

Adjusting your teeth positioning through orthodontic care will help you achieve a perfect smile, and there are many options to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Many people are familiar with traditional braces and Invisalign®, but a newer option rising in popularity is lingual braces, also known as hidden braces. Below, dental professionals from Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, explain the hidden braces and their benefits. 

What Are Hidden Braces?

Like traditional braces, hidden braces use brackets and wiring to straighten or realign their teeth, but they are mounted on the backside of the teeth instead of the front. To design brackets to fit your individual teeth structure, your dentist or orthodontist will take an impression of the inside of your mouth and send either digital or physical molds to a laboratory. This will be used to make custom brackets and wiring to fit the unique shape of your teeth and mouth. This advanced molding technique ensures hidden brace tracks are comfortable and easy to get used to with minimal hardware errors.   

What Are the Benefits of Hidden Braces?

Undetectable

hidden bracesInvisalign is discreet but can still produce a glare, and the wearer will need to remove it before eating, which can also make the retainer more noticeable. In contrast, lingual braces are virtually undetectable to outside viewers, which is why they’re often said to be “hidden.”

Won’t Leave Permanent Marks  

When proper oral hygiene and eating habits are followed, no lasting marks or discoloration should result from wearing any kind of braces. However, if best practices were not consistently followed and decalcification or white marks are left behind after the braces have been removed, with hidden braces, the effects will not be visible.

Precise, Customizable, & Fast

When an orthodontist uses hidden braces, they'll customize their approach to your impressions.  Not only will this make your experience more comfortable, but it also allows for faster, more precise treatment than a “one size fits all” approach.

If you are ready to take the next step toward a more perfect smile, get in touch with the dental professionals at Family First Dentistry. In addition to hidden braces, they also offer traditional braces and Invisalign. To decide which option is best for you, schedule a consultation by calling (907) 562-2820, or visit them online to learn more about their orthodontic and dental services.

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