Simpli5 is another type of clear brace like Invisalign or Clearstep and is at the forefront of orthodontic treatment. They have several advantages, they are transparent so other people can’t see them and they are a comfortable fit.
The Simpli5 brace is used to treat mild orthodontic conditions like crooked front teeth or a bad bite but it isn’t suitable for more complex cases where a fixed brace is usually needed.
Many patients choose them because they deliver quick results and are relatively cheap.
What are Simpli5?
They are clear plastic braces which are worn over and align your front five teeth. It gradually moves the teeth back into their original place within a short space of time.
Advantages of Simpli5 braces
- Achieves results within a short space of time, often as little as ten weeks
- Lightweight design and aesthetic appearance (made from a clear material)
- Easy to wear
- Cheaper than many other types of clear braces
- Minimal discomfort
Is there a downside? The only downside is that it is only suitable for mild orthodontic conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a complex problem then a clear brace like this is unlikely to be effective. In these cases a fixed brace is recommended.
What do Simpli5 braces treat?
These braces are used to correct minor orthodontic problems such as protruding front teeth, e.g. buck teeth or a mild form of malocclusion (bad bite). As a result of this they are often used at the end of a course of treatment which required a conventional type of brace. The Simpli5 brace is then used as a last minute refinement.
They are sometimes used as part of a package of cosmetic dentistry, e.g. Smile Makeover.
How do Simpli5 braces work?
This brace works in a similar way to other clear devices. It is a removable brace which means that you can take it out of your mouth when playing sport, eating or brushing your teeth. But it must be replaced once you have done so.
Orthodontists advise patients who choose the Simpli5 brace to wear it for 20 hours each day in order to get maximum results. So take this into account if you are considering having this brace.
Fitting a Simpli5 brace
The orthodontist will examine your teeth and gums before ordering a set of x-rays followed by an ‘impression’. An impression is a dental term for model – obtained by you biting into a mould filled with dental putty – which is used as a blueprint for your brace.
An alternative to this is 3D imaging software which can be used to create a series of animated 3D models of your teeth and the brace.
Your Simpli5 brace is produced in a dental laboratory. Once it is ready you will attend the surgery for the fitting. The orthodontist will fit it over your teeth and will show you how to do the same.
You will have to visit your orthodontist for a new brace every 4 weeks. But these appointments will also include a check upon your progress. Minor adjustments may need to be made.
Treatment takes between 10 to 20 weeks although it depends upon your individual condition.
Care for your brace in the same way as your teeth. Brush it after every meal and avoid sugary drinks and food.
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