Everyone wants a straight smile, but not all traditional orthodontic treatment plans suit every patient’s needs. At Chamberlain Family Orthodontics, our InBrace hidden braces offer a revolutionary alternative for patients who want a discreet, comfortable, and non-restrictive orthodontic experience. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of InBrace so you can find the right fit for your smile needs.
All About InBrace Hidden Braces
InBrace is a flexible treatment option designed with comfort and discretion in mind. The “behind the teeth straightener” uses a custom wire placed into brackets glued to the back of your teeth to pull them into alignment over time gently. Like braces, InBrace uses brackets and wires to correct your smile. But like Invisalign, it aligns your teeth without attracting notice.
How does it work?
InBrace hidden braces offer a cutting-edge approach to orthodontic treatment, blending aesthetics and functionality. They work using Smartwires™, a patented technology that applies a gentle, continuous force to the teeth from the inside or lingual side. Unlike traditional braces, InBrace braces are placed on the inner surface of the teeth, rendering them virtually invisible to observers.
Dr. Chamberlain custom-designs these Smartwires™ using advanced 3D digital scanning to create a unique map of the patient’s oral anatomy. This individualized roadmap ensures an effective, personalized treatment plan for teeth alignment. The wires exert controlled pressure on specific teeth over time, gradually moving them into their correct positions.
The Advantages of Hidden Braces
InBrace hidden braces are a highly unique treatment option that combines many of the strengths of both braces and clear aligners.
Unlike traditional braces or even clear aligner attachments, InBrace braces are fixed to the lingual side, making them virtually invisible to others throughout your treatment period. This is a significant advantage for individuals who might feel self-conscious about wearing conspicuous orthodontic appliances, especially teens and adults. It allows patients to confidently smile, talk, and interact in social or professional settings without feeling held back by visible braces, which makes the orthodontic journey a more pleasant and discreet experience overall.
We use an iTero Scanner to map out each patient’s oral structures, capturing every detail, including the shape and size of each tooth as well as their misalignment.
Dr. Chamberlain’s digital smile design creates custom wires that exert precise pressure. As a result, InBrace provides efficient and accurate tooth movement, enhancing the speed and effectiveness of Dr. Chamberlain’s treatment plan.
Some orthodontic appliances pose challenges to maintaining optimal oral health. However, InBrace hidden braces significantly minimize oral hygiene risks during orthodontic treatment, as they don’t obstruct regular brushing and flossing like traditional braces do. Because they are fixed to the lingual side of the teeth, the outer surfaces of the teeth are left free for easy brushing.
This accessibility allows patients to maintain regular oral hygiene practices without significant changes or special tools. Consequently, the risk of plaque accumulation, tooth decay, white scars, or gum disease is reduced considerably. With InBrace, patients can ensure healthier, whiter teeth and gums during the entire treatment period, promoting overall dental health while achieving a more aligned and attractive smile.
As opposed to other treatment options like clear aligners, InBrace hidden braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of your treatment plan. This means there’s no need to worry about sticking to a tray-changing schedule – your hidden braces will work 24/7 to straighten your smile on autopilot.
Who Should Consider Hidden Braces?
InBrace hidden braces can benefit a wide range of individuals looking for an effective and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution. Here are a few key categories of people who might benefit:
Teens: Not all teens want to wear visible braces, but InBrace can restore their confidence without attracting notice. Plus, because this appliance is attached behind the teeth, patients and parents don’t have to worry about the compliance factor like they would with Invisalign!
Adults: Like teens, many adults may feel self-conscious about wearing visible orthodontic appliances. InBrace’s virtually invisible nature allows individuals to go about their daily lives with a treatment plan that doesn’t draw undue attention.
Professionals: Working professionals who regularly interact with clients or colleagues and want to maintain a polished image often opt for hidden braces.
Athletes: The inside placement of the braces lowers the risk of injury from a blow to the mouth compared to traditional braces.
Frequent snackers: For patients who like to “graze” throughout the day, hidden braces are the way to go. Without the need to remove aligner trays, you’re free to eat whenever you want without throwing off your treatment plan.
Wine or coffee drinkers: Drinks like wine and coffee can cause staining, and for patients with traditional braces, staining around the edge of the brackets can leave white scars when appliances are removed. Because InBrace is applied to the back of the teeth, there is much less risk for staining, meaning you don’t have to give up your coffee breaks or wine nights.
Social Butterflies: For patients prepping for occasions like graduation photos, prom, or even a wedding, hidden braces remove self-consciousness from the treatment equation.
Although you may fit in one of these categories, the best way to find out if you’re a good fit for InBrace is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chamberlain.
Discover Your Best Smile at Chamberlain Family Orthodontics
For patients looking to straighten their smiles, the modern world of orthodontics offers a wide range of treatment options to fit your unique needs. Whether you’re interested in InBrace, clear aligners, or metal braces, Chamberlain Family Orthodontics provides personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your goals. Schedule your free consultation in Redlands or Beaumont to discover the plan that’s right for you today!