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InBrace® Hidden Braces

With InBrace®, Hide Your Orthodontic Treatment, Not Your Smile

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer InBrace® hidden braces at both our Mattituck and Florham Park locations. These hidden braces are a type of orthodontic treatment hidden behind the teeth, that involves placing braces on the inner, or lingual, side of the teeth, facing the tongue, making them a more aesthetic option for individuals who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. InBrace® is a specific brand of braces offered by Zeifman Orthodontics that utilizes a customized wire system and smart technology to achieve precise tooth movements. The wires are digitally designed to fit the contours of each individual’s teeth, providing a comfortable and effective treatment experience.

Unlike traditional braces that are placed on the front of the teeth, the brackets and wires are hidden from view. Additionally, these braces are fixed appliances, meaning they are permanently attached to the teeth throughout the treatment duration. Hidden braces are an attractive, cosmetic alternative to traditional braces for one main reason: others can’t see them. Since these appliances are secured to the back of the teeth instead of the front, your smile remains unobstructed as the teeth straightening happens beyond the view of others. This treatment option is especially popular among our eligible adult patients.

How Do InBrace® Hidden Braces Work?

Similar to traditional braces, these hidden braces utilize pressure to gradually and gently reposition the teeth in the places determined to be best for your smile and mouth functions. The total amount of teeth shifting required varies depending on each individual patient’s teeth arrangement, which means the total amount of time in InBrace® braces varies for each individual patient, too. Typically, treatment time ranges from 6-30 months, depending on the patient’s individual needs.

InBrace® braces are designed especially for each eligible patient and take approximately six weeks to construct. To begin, one of our team members will gather a digital impression of your teeth to send to a dental laboratory qualified to create a custom system of brackets and wires to fit your personal needs. When your unique treatment pieces return to our office, Dr. Zeifman will use cement to carefully secure them to the back of your teeth so that your orthodontic treatment is then officially underway to resolve whatever current issues you are seeking to address. These braces are a discreet and convenient option for eligible patients at Zeifman Orthodontics.

What Are The Benefits Of InBrace® Hidden Braces?

InBrace® hidden braces are an attractive alternative to conventional braces. Our eligible patients enjoy these benefits:

  • Hidden and discreet. No need to hide your smile!

  • Designed especially for your teeth. No need to fret about fit!

  • Set in place for the length of your treatment. No need to worry about forgetting to replace (or misplacing!) them!

Caring for InBrace® Hidden Braces

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we emphasize the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and taking good care of all types of braces, including hidden braces. Caring for hidden braces is similar to caring for traditional braces, with a few additional considerations due to their placement on the backside of the teeth. Here are some tips to help you take care of your appliances:

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth after every meal and snack. Pay extra attention to cleaning around the wires by angling the brush towards the gum line.

Flossing is crucial for removing plaque and food particles that can get trapped between the teeth and braces. Thread the floss carefully behind the wire and gently clean between each tooth.

Rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce bacteria and prevent gum inflammation. Look for a mouthwash that is compatible with lingual braces.

Avoid foods that are sticky, chewy or hard, as they can damage your appliances. These include chewing gum, caramel, hard candies and ice. Cut fruits and vegetables into small, bite-sized pieces.

Take small bites and chew carefully to prevent accidentally dislodging or damaging the braces. Avoid biting into foods with your front teeth; instead, use your back teeth for chewing.

Keep up with your scheduled orthodontic appointments. Dr. Zeifman will make adjustments and ensure your braces are working effectively.

Remember, it’s essential to follow the specific instructions given by Zeifman Orthodontics regarding the care and maintenance of your InBrace® hidden braces. The Zeifman Orthodontics team will provide you with personalized guidance to ensure the best results and minimize any potential issues.

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For The Whole Family

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we believe that people of all ages deserve the best and most comprehensive orthodontic care. We are dedicated to helping each patient achieve their dream smile in a way that fits their budget and lifestyle.