bytes and braces

The need for braces


Braces are designed to change the position of the teeth, controlling them in all three planes. Nowadays, orthodontists prefer bytes and braces that provide maximum comfort while wearing them.


Modern braces


There are vestibular and lingual braces. Teeth braces are made of various materials: metal, ceramics, sapphire, plastic. Aesthetic series braces , invisible braces made of ceramic or sapphire, are not as noticeable on the teeth as ordinary metal ones.


Plastic braces. Advantages and disadvantages


Today there are plastic braces. The cost of such a bracket system is lower. However, over time, plastic absorbs the dyes of the foods we eat. After a while, plastic braces may take on a grayish yellow tint. Such braces have poor durability, since steel arcs will destroy the plastic.


Lingual braces


Lingual braces are thinner (less than aesthetic braces). The only negative is the longer adaptation. Our tongue will constantly be in contact with the structure, and this may cause some discomfort at the first time of wearing the bracket system. Yet many patients prefer lingual braces, including stb lingual braces. The work of the braces to move the teeth is triggered by an arc inserted into the groove of each of the braces. The arcs change as you complete their tasks.


Ligature and ligatureless braces


By the type of fixation of the arch to the braces, there are ligature and non-ligature braces.


In the ligature system, the archwire clearly enters the bracket groove and is rigidly fixed with a ligature. Ligatures can be metallic, inconspicuous, and elastic - transparent or colored. Transparent ligatures can be fluorescent. Ligature braces facilitate effective movement of teeth. The patient may experience discomfort and even pain when changing the arc. The use of a steel archwire with many loops can significantly reduce the rigidity of the archwire, provide a "delicate" effect on the bone tissue, thereby ensuring the necessary movement of the teeth under control in 3 planes.


Among the ligature-free braces, active and passive self-ligation are distinguished. In both systems, the archwire is held in the bracket groove by means of a locking lid, which makes it possible to reduce the force of the archwire on the periodontal tissues (the tissues surrounding the tooth).


In the system of active self-ligation, the lid-lock tends to tightly press the arc against the groove. In passive self-ligation, the arc has the maximum degree of freedom within the groove. This allows you to minimize the arc force and bring this force closer to the biological one. Damon braces, which we often offer to our patients, provide the effect of weak forces and, as a result, the growth of bone tissue where it was deficient, a sparing effect on the tissues surrounding the tooth (periodontium). It is a passive self-ligating system.


What are stb lingual braces? Advantages and disadvantages


Stb are lingual braces that cannot be seen when talking or smiling, as they are fixed on the side of the tongue. This bracket system has a small metal base, as well as an individual composite base, which is fixed directly to the tooth.


The composite base on each tooth is of different thickness, which allows the use of a straight arch and does not injure the tongue while using braces.


In the event of an arc breakdown, there is no need to order an individual arc, as individual composite overlays allow you to select a universal arc.


With individual microdontia (small size of teeth), control over the rotation of the teeth around the axis is worse. With an atypical shape of your own teeth, you have to use individual small curves.

Installation of stb lingual braces in Belgravia Dental Studio


At Belgravia Dental Studio clinics we use stb lingual braces. Of course, the indications for their use are determined by the orthodontist and discusses his recommendations with the patient at the appointment.


What are the benefits of the Incognito invisible braces?


Invisible Incognito braces are invisible as they are fixed to the inner surface of the teeth.


Incognito invisible braces are made of gold. Gold is a noble metal with a number of beneficial properties. It is hypoallergenic, less plaque accumulates on it. This somewhat facilitates oral hygiene while wearing the bracket system.


Why is it important to correct a malocclusion?


Bite correction can change not only the dentition, but also the aesthetics of the face. Effective orthodontic treatment will help you to change your smile and facial expressions. Modern braces involve the muscles of the face, lips, cheeks, tongue, because soft tissues can also contribute to the correct position of the teeth, ensuring the correct shape of the dental arches and the formation of a harmonious profile. Of course, all these changes are for the better, since there is nothing better than a harmonious, healthy and symmetrical smile.


Orthodontic treatment for adult patients


An adult goes to orthodontic treatment consciously. He understands his goal, although he is faced with physical inconveniences, due to the fact that the bone tissue has already formed, the growth is complete. The method of action in this case is precisely mechanical. Orthodontic treatment for an adult patient is relatively more costly, as its duration and the number of visits to the doctor increase.


Do I need to remove "extra" teeth?


Sometimes it turns out that it is difficult to find space for correcting malocclusion, for correct placement of teeth. Then the question arises about the removal of individual teeth.


The use of the multi-loop arch technique and the Damon passive self-ligating bracket system often avoids tooth extraction. If you are offered to have your teeth removed, it is always worth consulting with another orthodontist. Perhaps he will find an opportunity to correct the situation without deleting it. However, the issue of the need to remove certain teeth in any case is decided by the orthodontist. Here it is necessary to take into account the structure of the skull, and the features of the shape of the face, and the location of the dentition, and the condition of the jaw joints.


The most difficult thing in modern dental treatment with braces is not to achieve the desired result, but to maintain it for life.


Success depends on the quality of diagnostics, competent planning, the chosen bracket system and, of course, the qualifications of the doctor. All this is taken into account in Belgravia Dental Studio.


Invisible aligners


The invisible aligners that are clear are custom made by Invisalign for each orthodontic patient and fit perfectly on your teeth.


You have just embarked on an orthodontic journey together with Invisalign and have received a series of clear aligners that will guide you to a better smile.


But to get to a good port it is essential that you take care of your invisalign splints . Which not only means not losing them, but also keeping them clean, intact and transparent.


For the invisalign treatment, a series of invisible aligners that are transparent is designed and manufactured. We explain everything about aligners and how to care for your invisalign splints.


What are clear aligners made of?


The clear aligners are made of a thermoplastic material strong developed by Align Technology.


The  invisalign® ferrules covering the teeth as a splint tooth whitening and bleaching can be used for the same (unless the patient has anchors in anterior teeth.


If this is done, it is important to remember that tooth movement, like whitening, results in transient pulpitis.


So when both procedures are used, significant tooth sensitivity can occur. This sensitivity can be controlled by increasing the intervals between whitening sessions.


Indications and contraindications of invisalign aligners For the treatment of each patient , a series of transparent orthodontic aligners is designed and manufactured  that sit completely on your teeth.


The main indications for invisible orthodontic invisalign aligners are:


Mild or moderate crowding with interproximal reduction or expansion,

Posterior dental expansion,

Closure of mild or moderate diastemas,

Absolute intrusion (only 1 or 2 teeth),

Lower incisor extraction due to severe crowding,

Molar to distal inclination.




Dental expansion for blocked teeth.

Extrusion of incisors, high canines.

Severe rotation (especially round teeth).

Relative extrusion leveling.

Molar straightening (any tooth with large retentive areas).

Translation of molars and closure of premolar extraction spaces.


Invisible Aligners


There are considerations for invisalign treatment for the use of invisible aligners , among which are the following:


The use of anchors cemented to the selected teeth greatly increases the possible movements of the teeth with the levelers.


It is more difficult to carry out a dental movement such as closing the extraction holes without the use of anchors, as when closing open bites by elongating the incisors. With the use of anchors, both movements are possible.


Even with anchors, it is more difficult to rotate rounded teeth (canines and premolars) that it is almost wiser to de-rotate them before fabricating the invisible aligners. A button can be attached to a rotated tooth so that an elastic band can be used to rotate it while wearing an invisalign aligner.

How to take care of your invisalign splints?

Take the splints out of your mouth and rinse them in warm water . It is important that it is neither too cold nor too hot.


Put some toothpaste on a soft toothbrush. Using small circular motions, gently brush the entire retainer, both inside and outside. Once you've completely brushed it, rinse it again in warm water.

Inspect the retainer for calcium build-up. Like your teeth, retainers can build up tartar . This forms a fabric that prevents the splint from being transparent and is difficult to remove with just a toothbrush.

If you notice that the retainer has accumulated calcium, you should soak it in a cleaning solution specially designed for this purpose. Invisalign puts at your disposal the "Invisalign Cleaning System".


Tips to keep in mind to clean your invisible aligners


Do not use oral rinses to clean Invisalign retainers. Most rinses contain colored pigments that can stain the transparency of the splints.


Clean your retainers every time you brush your teeth, that is, at least twice a day. Removing the plaque that builds up on them will also help keep your mouth clean.


It is important to bear in mind that you should avoid using hot water to clean them, since if the temperature is too high, it can change the shape of the splints.


When you are instructed to start using the new retainer, it is advisable to clean the old one and store it in its box.


There are some situations in which the dentist asks you to wear the anterior retainer. If you haven't cleaned it properly, it may smell and contain residue.


What do you need to know for the ideal care of your invisalign splints?


To carry out the ideal Invisalign care you only need three things. A soft brush, a retainer or denture cleaner, and toothpaste.


If you have any questions about the care of invisalign splints , tell the invisalign provider orthodontists in Barcelona and Madrid from Propdental.