Is InBrace® Right for Me?

What if our Carmel, IN, orthodontists told you that there was a way for you to have a straighter smile without any outward-facing wires or brackets? Well, say hello to InBrace®! Thanks to its simplistic design that uses a custom Smartwire™ to move teeth, no monthly adjustments or tray changes are needed.

Here’s what you need to know about InBrace as you consider what might work best for you.

How Quickly Does InBrace Work?

One of the many amazing things about InBrace is that patients can see visible results in about 2 weeks. Progress will then continue to be made as your orthodontic treatment goes on over time. You can just sit back and relax; let InBrace do the work!

The Smartwire that is placed on the backside of your teeth works day and night as if on autopilot. That means a light, consistent force is always being applied to teeth, so they move as our orthodontists have planned. Also, InBrace’s Gentleforce® technology is designed with maximum patient comfort in mind for a more enjoyable treatment experience.

There are 3 main stages to getting started with InBrace. Those include:

  1. You come in for your appointment where we’ll take your Toothprint™ (a 3D image of the inside of your mouth). This is what will help personalize your Smartwire.
  2. We work with InBrace to ensure the best possible outcome. The technicians at InBrace will program your Smartwire and Gentleforce technology to position teeth over time.
  3. Once all components are ready, we’ll ask that you come back into our office so we can fit you for your unique Smartwire! Additional instructions or tips will be given at this time.

Are There Any Restrictions During Treatment?

Compared to metal braces and Invisalign® clear aligners, you’re free to drink or eat what you’d like so long as foods are not overly sticky or chewy. There’s also no need to avoid that cup of coffee or take aligners out of your mouth only to risk losing them.

Keeping your teeth clean during your InBrace treatment is also as straightforward as it gets. Because of how the Smartwire is built, it’s easy to floss and brush like normal. That’s because instead of being straight, the Smartwire has loops and curves that dip down to the gums where you need to clean. No floss threaders necessary.

Key Benefits of InBrace

As a form of lingual braces, InBrace features brackets that are very slim and in combination with the Smartwire, move teeth with less friction. The Smartwire itself is also designed and programmed personally for you so while you’re going about your day, InBrace is helping you achieve your dream smile.

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InBrace is hugely patient-centered and uses specialized computer modeling to determine the shortest path a tooth must move to be in the desired position. The wire that sits behind your teeth also has a minimal adjustment period so temporary discomfort should only occur in the first 2 weeks.

With InBrace you can enjoy:

  • Shorter appointment times thanks to InBrace’s ability to continually self-adjust
  • Zero tray re-fittings or monthly tightening visits
  • A completely hidden orthodontic experience
  • Check-up visits to our Carmel, IN, orthodontics office every 8-10 weeks
  • Little to no change in your oral hygiene routine; brush and floss normally
  • An average treatment time of 6-18 months depending on the severity of your case

Get That Straighter Smile With Less Hassle

If clear aligners or metal braces don’t seem like the right fit for you, our orthodontists serving Carmel, IN, and Greater Indianapolis also offer InBrace to patients. If you’d like to learn more about this form of orthodontic treatment, please call WestClay Orthodontics today at (317) 593-1400 to request an appointment.

This blog post has been updated.

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