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What Are Invisible Braces, And How Do They Work?

Having crooked teeth is an embarrassing problem, and it’s one that can impact your long-term oral health. If you tend to do a lot of public speaking, you might be feeling self-conscious about your teeth. In such situations, braces are an effective treatment for aligning your teeth to give you that irresistible smile you’ve always wanted. But what can be done for people who don’t want to deal with the eating restrictions of braces or who want to maintain a braces-free smile? With invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth without any visible brackets. But how do invisible braces work? Here’s what you need to know.

Invisible Braces: Clear Aligner Trays That Gradually Move Your Teeth

Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of invisible braces. InvisAlign was the first non-braces based system ever developed that realigns a patient’s teeth, but there are other generic invisible braces on the market. Invisible braces are typically used in mild to moderate cases of crowding and spacing – where patients’ teeth are too close together or too far apart. The system works by turning a mold of the patient’s teeth into a digital scan, from which plastic aligners are created. Over the course of 13.5 months, the patient wears one aligner 20 hours per day for two weeks, then switches to the next aligner in the series. Over time, these trays gradually move teeth into a more desirable position. Here at Badie Dental, we offer clear aligner trays as treatment for mild to moderate alignment problems.

Hidden Braces: Rear-Mounted Braces That Can’t Be Seen

Rear-mounted braces – like the Incognito Hidden Braces developed by 3M – consist of metallic braces bracketed against the backs of teeth. These are essentially the standard braces that you’ve seen for years, but bracketed against the insides of the teeth instead of the outsides. These braces come in two styles – one meant to simply fix the six front teeth, and one meant to align a whole set of teeth. Rear-mounted braces are custom-fitted for every patient, and then applied to the backs of the teeth.

Which Option is Better?

Invisible braces make it easier to clean one’s teeth, and they’re also more comfortable than other systems. If you play contact sports, you’ll want to opt for invisible braces, as they’ll allow you to stay involved in athletics. Invisible braces like InvisAlign are very effective at realigning teeth, but they’re not an ideal treatment for all situations. For simple cases of crowding or spacing, it’s a fantastic option – but if a malocclusion or crossbite is a problem, then invisible braces can’t help you.

Rear-mounted braces are usually better for people who may forget to change trays, or who can’t afford aligner trays. They’re also the better option for people who don’t want to commit to properly cleaning a set of trays every night, and they don’t require as many dental appointments as invisible braces.

When it comes to invisible braces, there are multiple options available that can give you the outcome you want. Your own individual needs will differ from those of other patients, so ultimately, the best option is the one that works best for you. Here at Badie Dental, we can help you to determine which course of treatment will be best in your case. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Badie, call us today at (520) 325-3022.

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Dr. Badie was born and raised abroad but moved to the United States when he was just 19 years old to attend college and earn his dental degree. Dr. Badie completed his undergraduate degree in biology at a California State University before receiving his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Sharp Barnes
5/5
1 year ago
Well trained staff! It’s always a warm welcome when visiting Dr. Badie. The patients satisfaction is truly a priority here. 10/10 I would recommend.
Shelly Jones
5/5
1 year ago
I am extremely petrified of dentists. Dr Badie was so patient with me, even when I was being a very hard patient. He gave me something to help with my anxiety. I had 8 teeth pulled at once. No pain whatsoever. Even the next day. No swelling, no pain. Even though I will still be scared every appointment, I know he can be trusted to be patient and gentle every step of the way.
Kelly Ann
5/5
1 year ago
I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
Jennifer Perkins
5/5
2 years ago
I have been going to Dr Badie for about 3+ years for my cleaning. All his staff are AWESOME! Everyone is so nice and professional. I had my cleaning and filling done, and it was painless. Thank you all for making my teeth beautiful as always!
Richard Nordenberg
5/5
2 years ago
I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
larissa bos
5/5
2 years ago
I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!
Irene Meza
5/5
2 years ago
I can’t say enough about Dr. Badie and his team. Samantha is the first person to see when you walk in the door, she’s warm and very comforting. She explains everything you need to know regarding your insurance and also the procedures. Angelica is the lead assistant she’s kept me informed as to what will be done as far as the procedure during my dental appointment. She was also very comforting and knowledgeable. Dr. Badie made me feel extremely at ease. I’ve never been to a dentist office where everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Going to the dentist is definitely not somewhere you want to go but with Dr Badie he made all my worries go away. My teeth need a lot of work and he assured me he can make my teeth look amazing again. There’s no words to describe how blessed I am to be seen by Dr. Badie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I would definitely recommend this place!! 💓
Sabastian Rodriguez
5/5
2 years ago
Today I went in for my first check up.The whole staff was amazing. Dentist Badie really does care. He took his time with me to develop a plan with my teeth. I felt such a relief when he said that my teeth can be saved. Now myself I do not have insurance but the way they broke everything down made it super affordable for me. This place Is definitely worth it.

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Sharp Barnes
5/5
1 year ago
Well trained staff! It’s always a warm welcome when visiting Dr. Badie. The patients satisfaction is truly a priority here. 10/10 I would recommend.
Shelly Jones
5/5
1 year ago
I am extremely petrified of dentists. Dr Badie was so patient with me, even when I was being a very hard patient. He gave me something to help with my anxiety. I had 8 teeth pulled at once. No pain whatsoever. Even the next day. No swelling, no pain. Even though I will still be scared every appointment, I know he can be trusted to be patient and gentle every step of the way.
Kelly Ann
5/5
1 year ago
I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
Jennifer Perkins
5/5
2 years ago
I have been going to Dr Badie for about 3+ years for my cleaning. All his staff are AWESOME! Everyone is so nice and professional. I had my cleaning and filling done, and it was painless. Thank you all for making my teeth beautiful as always!
Richard Nordenberg
5/5
2 years ago
I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
larissa bos
5/5
2 years ago
I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!