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Invisible Braces – Invisalign in Delhi

Well aligned teeth and an invigorated smile may no longer need to come from a mouth full of unappealing wire and bracket braces. Enhancing self-esteem and physical confidence, invisible braces (Invisalign) offer an esthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional wire/bracket braces.

Invisible braces (Invisalign) are designed for adults and older teenagers but are not recommended when milk teeth remain. Children and younger teenagers with orthodontic problems will require traditional metal braces with brackets/wires on the front of the teeth. However, only your dentist can determine if you are a candidate. The alternative treatment was designed primarily for adults due to the need for absolute and rigid cooperation; the “trays” are worn 22 hours per day and should not be forgotten or lost.


Popular types of invisible braces include ceramic brackets, inside braces and clear aligners.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are just like metal braces, except that they use tooth-colored brackets (and sometimes tooth-colored wires) rather than metal to straighten teeth. Generally non-staining, the tooth-colored ceramic blends with your teeth, making them less noticeable than metal, but not as invisible as inside braces or clear aligners. Inside braces – also called inside invisible braces, lingual braces and clear aligners go one step further, making treatment virtually invisible.

Ceramic, or clear or invisible braces in Delhi are made of composite materials that are weaker and more brittle than their metal counterpart. Ceramic brackets are larger than metal brackets and require small rubber bands, or ligatures to hold them to the arch wire. Since the ligatures are white or clear, they can stain. However, staining is not a big problem because ligatures are changed every time you get an adjustment.

Also like metal braces, ceramic brackets are not removable until treatment is completed, can produce irritation and discomfort, and may complicate regular tooth care, eating and speaking.

Because they are not as strong as metal braces, clear braces require a longer treatment time, since your orthodontist may need to apply a slower, more gradual force to ensure the strength capabilities of the clear brackets are not overtaxed. Ceramic brackets also are usually more expensive than traditional metal brackets.

Inside braces

Inside braces are attached to the back of the teeth so they are hidden from view. They use scanned images of the insides of the teeth to create special, computer-designed custom brackets that are attached to the insides of the upper and sometimes lower teeth. This makes them appealing to people who are often in public and might feel self-conscious about wearing clear aligners or braces with metal or ceramic brackets/wires on the front of their teeth. Whereas clear, removable aligners can be misplaced or lost, thereby delaying treatment, these are fixed and not removable.

Disadvantages of inside braces include a higher cost than traditional braces used on the front of the teeth due to the computer customization required to make the brackets. Speech, comfort, maintaining dental hygiene and removing dental plaque are other trials with these braces.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners (invisalign) are a series of clear, removable aligners tailored to your teeth to provide virtually irritation-free treatment with minimal adjustment discomfort. Clear aligners are nearly invisible, minimally invasive and resistant to clouding from wear. With clear aligners, there are no brackets to come off or wires to break and poke. Clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking and special events, making it easier to brush and floss.

However, since clear aligners are removable, they may require more impetus and willpower to wear consistently, and they are easier to misplace or lose. Lost clear aligners may result in treatment delay and additional replacement costs. While fairly comfortable, clear aligners can cause discomfort or mild pain, particularly at the beginning when new aligners are placed and exert pressure on the teeth to move them.

Clear aligners are made after your dentist/orthodontist takes 3-D impressions of your teeth and sends them to a manufacturer-specific laboratory that fabricates your custom-fit clear aligners using computerized technology and then sent to your dentist to be tried on and evaluated for suitability. Clear aligners are provided in sets. The number of aligners will depend on your specific orthodontic problem. You will wear each new aligner set for a specified amount of time, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. With each new aligner set, your teeth slowly adjust and gradually realign to your desired smile.

Length of Treatment

The length of treatment varies from patient to patient and the type of invisible braces you are wearing. The condition of your teeth and the extent of misalignment decide the duration of the treatment. Typically, braces are worn from 18 to 24 months, though they are sometimes worn longer. The treatment times with clear aligners vary. For example, Invisalign treatment, typically requiring 20 to 30 aligners for the upper and lower teeth, usually averages nine to 15 months to complete.

Cost of Invisible Braces

Cost of the braces is determined by factors that include the type and duration of treatment and any other restorative work needed before or throughout treatment.

A healthy and beautiful smile is what everyone desires and in case you are looking for invisible braces or have any queries for your teeth to have a perfect smile reach us for a consult. Call 011-411606066 to book appointment with the best dentist in Delhi.