Invisible Orthodontics

The objectives of orthodontics are seeking an occlusal harmony between both jaws so you can develop a good masticatory function and aesthetic appeal.

The patient seeks only aesthetics and cares little whether the canine guides are correct or have a posterior cross bite or have a "class three." The qualified professional of course thinks about aesthetics but also worries that the function of the mouth, and should inform the patient who is interested in what are the goals of treatment before starting it. Remember that we must try to take the place of the patient and know what he/she imagines about that treatment. We must be able to explain how far we can go with it to avoid creating false expectations, for this, diagnosis with previous studies is essential.

The techniques in orthodontics are many and are individualized for each case to indicate the most appropriate one. Unquestionably, classic fixed orthodontics  with its different variants is most effective, beacuse it can control the torque of the teeth. Today there are also aesthetic brackets and lingual orthodontics. Lingual orthodontics can only be used in a small percentage of indicated cases.

Currently we often hear about invisible orthodontics, what is it? It consitst of wearing in the mouth a series of clear removable appliances that are pushing the teeth gradually. Requires a series of successive changes, at specified intervals, but their effectiveness is limited to cases where the competent professional tells you to. Not everything is for everyone.