The system is a set of transparent splints (aligners) for painless and non-invasive straightening of teeth. The aligners are made using innovative digital technology, especially for you, and are tailored to your individual needs. They are inconspicuous, removable, and made of safe medical-grade clear plastic that you wear over your teeth for a period of time.
Metal braces are the most affordable orthodontic treatment option. This is because they are the easiest and cheapest to make. This by no means that the end result of treatment is of lower quality. They are inferior to aesthetic braces only in terms of external aesthetics. The specificity of the material from which they are made allows for easy and quick correction in case of possible unsticking. In this sense, they are suitable for children and adolescents, as these patients more often unstick their braces. In the clinic, we work with the metal braces MBT- or Roth-prescription of Ormco, American Orthodontics, 3M.
You've probably guessed where the name aesthetic braces come from. Placed on the teeth, they look better and contribute to the patient's higher self-esteem. The material that braces are made of is more expensive compared to metal braces. Also, they do not allow re-bonding and a new brace is placed if needed. Aesthetic braces can be made of different materials - plastic, ceramic, silicon, fiberglass, composite, copolymer, sapphire, etc, which also determines the difference in quality and price. The highest-end aesthetic braces are sapphire braces such as Ormco's Inspire Ice and American Orthodontics' Radiance and 3M's ceramic Clarity. They are often called "invisible" because they blend in with the color of the teeth and sit naturally on them. Of course, the choice of treatment and which braces are best to opt for is strictly individual. We'd be happy to go through this choice with you!