At Mack Orthodontics, we strive to stay on top of the latest advances in orthodontics to provide our patients with the most efficient appliances. One of those options is InBrace Hidden Braces. This incredible technology offers a whole new experience to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you deserve. Read on to learn more about what exactly InBrace is, how it works, and what you can expect during treatment!
What are InBrace Hidden Braces?
InBrace Hidden Braces are a type of lingual braces that work to straighten out your smile with the help of state-of-the-art technology. They are especially popular among older teens and adults looking to work on their teeth with an aesthetically visual appliance.
This subtle yet effective treatment accomplishes the job with the help of a customized SmartWire and flat brackets placed on the back of your teeth. They are programmed to slowly move them into place using advanced computer modeling and Gentleforce technology. You can expect fewer follow-up appointments and a much simpler time transitioning into treatment.
How Do Traditional Braces Differ From InBrace
Though they ultimately accomplish the same job, there are some significant differences between traditional metal braces and InBrace Hidden Braces, the first being their placement. Traditional metal braces are placed on the front of your teeth, making your appliance visible to everyone. In contrast, lingual braces live on the inner surface, allowing for a more aesthetically pleasing smile you can confidently show off in public throughout treatment.
Keeping up with your daily oral hygiene proves to be much simpler with InBrace since you are able to brush and floss as usual without worrying about brackets or wires blocking the way—no need for more in-depth hygiene practices to eliminate all bacteria and leftover food particles.
Finally, your speech may be impacted while wearing traditional braces due to its components slightly changing the position of your cheeks and gums. However, lingual braces minimally change how you speak, thanks to their hidden placement.
The Benefits of InBrace Treatment
A Painless Orthodontic Journey
The great news is no pain is involved in placing the SmartWire behind your teeth. With this thin wire acting as the only piece of the appliance, you do not have to worry about irritation or sores anywhere on the inside of your mouth! Thanks to InBrace’s self-ligating technology, minimal adjustments and rubberbands are needed when shifting your teeth, being one less cause for discomfort typically attributed to other kinds of braces.
A Popular Aesthetic Option
InBrace is perfect for patients looking to undergo orthodontic treatment without the flashy appearance of traditional metal braces. Its discreet profile allows you to adjust to your routine as your smile improves without all the extra parts other appliances require to function. Enjoy the simplicity of InBrace while still working toward a new smile!
No Food Restrictions
You can keep your favorite popcorn brand around because there are no food restrictions when wearing InBrace. Because they are less exposed to the impact of food and have fewer places for it to hide, you don’t have to worry about something happening to your appliance while eating. Of course, Dr. Mack still recommends eating sugary or crunchy foods in moderation to keep your teeth healthy and shiny throughout treatment.
More Straight-Foward Dental Care
The innovative Smartwire allows for better oral hygiene after meals, as you can brush and floss as if the wire wasn’t there. Additional tools like floss threaders commonly associated with the braces experience are not required to get rid of plaque and tiny food particles—a regular string of floss will do the trick! Our team recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth as effectively as possible.
A Step-by-Step of InBrace Treatment
1. Creating A Digital Impression
The first step in creating your customized appliance is taking a digital impression of your teeth so we can understand their current placement and what work needs to be done to get them to an ideal position.
2. Designing and Placing Your SmartWire
We then send your impression to a dental laboratory to create your unique memory-alloy wire and intelligent brackets designed to help you reach the best outcome. Once we receive the appliance, Dr. Mack will place it on the inner surface of your teeth in a pain-free procedure to begin treatment.
3. During Treatment
You can expect treatment to take between 8 to 18 months. During this time, minimal adjustments are typically needed, but coming in for your scheduled follow-ups is essential so we can ensure your plan stays on track. InBrace allows for a simple transition into treatment thanks to you being able to eat as usual and clean your teeth as if the SmartWire wasn’t there.
The Costs Behind InBrace
The average cost of InBrace Hidden Braces is between $6,000 and $12,000 without insurance. We will be able to give you a more exact price and a breakdown of costs when you come in for your free consultation upon learning more about your current oral health, age, and the work you would like accomplished.
Mack Orthodontics proudly accepts most dental insurance plans in North Carolina. Whether you use insurance or not, our team does our best to provide as reasonable a price as possible with the help of our flexible payment plans, third-party financing options, and no upfront costs.
The First Step of Your InBrace Journey Starts Here!
Our practice is proud to have helped many patients achieve the perfect smile with InBrace technology. If you believe this option fits your goals, call our office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mack. We provide Burlington, Hillsborough, and the surrounding communities with our expert orthodontic services. We can’t wait to meet you!