INBRACE is the primary technology utilized by Bullwinkel Orthodontics to provide lingual braces treatment. Lingual means tongue in Latin. These braces are just like traditional braces except they are placed on the tongue-side or inside of the teeth. Lingual braces are hidden and practically invisible, making them a popular treatment option for adults looking to improve their smile.
INBRACE is advanced technology that utilizes computer modeling and algorithms to determine the shortest path for each tooth to move to obtain the best smile. In addition, the wire is designed by INBRACE to be worn throughout treatment and allows for flossing ease! These smart-wires fit into slim brackets that encourage friction free, healthy teeth movement.
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What to expect with Inbrace
As with traditional braces, there will be a short adjustment period with INBRACE. Bullwinkel Orthodontics will provide our patients with wax and GishyGoo, which helps to reduce contact of the brackets with the underside of the tongue. Patients are seen in office approximately every six-eight weeks so the brackets can be activated accordingly.
Common FAQs about INBRACE
Will INBRACE affect my speech?
As with traditional braces or aligners, because there is an appliance that is being placed between your teeth and tongue, there can be a slight change in speech. Not all speech sounds are affected, and the change rectifies itself quickly. To encourage faster adaptation, patients are encouraged to read aloud often.
How do I clean my teeth with INBRACE?
Thanks to the unique curved design of INBRACE smart-wires, daily oral hygiene is easier than with other lingual braces and patients can brush and floss normally. However, any orthodontic treatment does require a bit more effort. Electronic toothbrushes and water flossers are extremely helpful tools that assist patients in going the extra mile to keep their teeth healthy. In addition, it is advisable to avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods.
Is INBRACE a good option for my child?
INBRACE is extremely popular with teens because the braces are completely hidden! INBRACE can provide your child with the smile they desire without them needing to hide their current smile because embarrassment of braces. As a bonus, patients do not have to worry that food might be stuck in their front teeth after eating!
INBRACE or Invisalign?
INBRACE and Invisalign are wonderful tools that can provide patients with their ideal smile while maintaining discretion. Choosing one over the other all depends on the patient and their lifestyle. In addition, recommended treatment can factor in which option would be better for your individual case. It is important to work closely with your orthodontist to help make this decision.
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Bullwinkel Orthodontics offers both in office and virtual consults.
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