Invisible braces (Eliners)

Invisible braces are a great aesthetic solution for straightening teeth. The secret to invisible braces is their inconspicuous fitting. Therefore, they may not be noticed during orthodontic treatment. Treatment of crooked teeth is also suitable for adults. A great option for those who want something special and are not afraid of discipline.

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Eliners: a worthy alternative to braces?

Eliners are transparent orthodontic bite guards, an invisible alternative to conventional braces. Although manufacturers claim otherwise, it is not yet possible to completely replace braces with eliners. Mild to moderate cases of misalignment can be compensated. However, there are severe anomalies that sometimes cannot be treated with braces. Surgery must then be carried out and the result supported by braces.
Treatment depends on the severity of the orthodontic defect. The mildest ones can be cured in as little as 6 months of treatment. This means that during this time the braces are in the mouth.

Principal advantages and disadvantages of eliners

The process of making orthodontic braces begins with a consultation, x-rays and then taking an impression of the teeth using modern 3D computer modelling technology. Orthodontic braces are often referred to as the technology of the future. It has many advantages:

  • The ability to remove the mouth guard at any time - during an important appointment or before a meal;
  • No need for irrigators or other special devices for cleaning teeth;
  • Painless placement;
  • Bites and chews even hard foods (apples, cabbage, nuts, celery, cheese, carrots, etc.) without any problems.
  • Easy to wear;
  • Highly effective tooth alignment.

What is the preparation for the Eliners?

Same as with the braces. Same scans, impressions, calculations, photo report. It is important to take an accurate impression - an impression of your teeth made of silicone. The impression is sent to the lab, where the dental technician makes an impression and places it in the scanner. The model is scanned and displayed in a special program. A computer tomogram of the patient is also fed into the program for more accurate planning. The stages of moving the tooth during an eliner replacement are adjusted - this is how we determine how many splints will be needed by the patient. Usually, several treatment plans are suggested. Together with the patient, we approve one or the other.

Treatment is carried out according to the severity of the orthodontic defect. The mildest ones can be cured in as little as 6 months of treatment. This means that the eliners stay in the mouth for this period of time.

We are often asked how long it takes to fit invisible braces. It usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks from the first visit. First, we will make a treatment plan based on a thorough examination. Precise impressions of all your teeth are sent to our lab, where we fabricate invisible braces to match your teeth.

At the beginning of treatment with invisible braces, part of the speech function is impaired. However, this applies to all types of orthodontic braces. However, the difficulties usually disappear within one to two weeks.

With invisible braces, oral hygiene is a prerequisite for successful treatment. Poor hygiene results in plaque buildup or gingivitis, for example, which prevents tooth mobility. You should also visit your dentist more often for oral hygiene.

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Results after just 6 months

How much do invisible braces cost?

The price depends on the condition of the teeth and the number of eliners needed for the final result. We will suggest a treatment plan and find an option that fits your budget from 49,000 to 79,000 CZK.

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How often should I change my mouth guard?

The mouth guard is changed every 2 weeks. For teenagers, it can be changed every 10 days. But not more often. The younger and more responsible the patient, the faster the treatment progresses.

Do I have to go to the doctor every fortnight and have my mouth guard changed?

No. We agree with the patient on the frequency of visits. For example, if we meet once every two months, I will give them four drops at a time. If the person is going to be away from home for a long time, you can give them more. But you cannot give them drops for the whole period. You have to change the drops and visit the orthodontist to monitor the process.

Does treatment with eliners take longer than treatment with braces?

No, that's a misconception. If we plan it right, it will be even faster.

How do I take care of my eliners?

Clean your teeth and eliners with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also buy a denture cleaner and dip the mouthpiece in it for a while. However, it is important to remember that the braces must be worn for at least 22 hours a day. It is definitely not necessary to put the mouth guard in a cup overnight, as grandmothers do with dentures. 15-20 minutes is sufficient.

How do I eat when I wear my elastics?

There are no special rules. You can eat whatever you want. The main thing is to remove the mouth guard to avoid staining. Patients complain of yellowing of the teeth: this is caused by eating with the mouth guard. Drinking tea or coffee with the eliner is also not a good idea. Either take them off or drink through a straw. By the way, many patients are very happy with the eliner.

What about smokers? Won't the colour of the mouthpiece change?

Give up smoking. Or be prepared to take the mouth guard off and on ten times a day, which will extend the treatment time - the choice is up to the patient. If you smoke with a mouth guard, it will soon take on an unsightly yellow colour.

Are there any contraindications to wearing eliners?

Nothing over the top - general contraindications to orthodontic treatment: epilepsy, mental retardation, osteoporosis, diabetes and the like. These are absolute contraindications. If there are any difficulties, your doctor will tell you whether it is possible to correct the situation.

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