Patients like even and beautiful teeth after orthodontic treatment. Since the treatment takes from 1.5 to 2 years, patients want to spend this time not only with comfort, but also so that can be seen as little as possible elements of the bracket system.
For patients who want to get the best balance of aesthetics, comfort and speed of treatment, there is a combined bracket system.
Brackets are often combined only within the same line of braces from the same manufacturer.
Sapphire brackets Inspire Ice (Ormco) + Metal brackets Orthos (Ormco)
Transparent brackets Inspire Ice are installed on the frontal group of teeth from canine to canine, one of the world's best aesthetics brackets. The brackets of this system adapt to the color of the teeth and look very beautiful, the rest of the brackets are effective metal.
Metal brackets are installed on the lateral teeth from the 4th to the 7th tooth, and transparent ceramic brackets, which are very aesthetic and do not have metal ties or rubber bands, are installed on the frontal group (from canine to canine).
Reliability. Something rarely happens with metal brackets. Transparent brackes in the lateral section (where most food is chewed up) can be peeled off. Therefore, where special reliability is needed and the main chewing takes place, it is better to use durable metal braces. In front (for aesthetics with a smile) you can install transparent braces
Functionality. Metal brackets work a little better mechanically than transparent ones. With transparent brackets it will take a little more time to achieve the perfect position of the teeth, however with “invisible” brackets you will feel more comfortable.
Cost. Combined brackets are more affordable. This is really the golden mean in terms of cost between inexpensive metal brackets, and inconspicuous, but expensive ceramic, sapphire or lingual brackets. Good opportunity to save without loss in quality.
The advantage of brackets manufactured by Ormco is that all of these brackets are from a single Damon system, which are presented in two material options - ceramics and metal. They can definitely be combined.
Brackets from different manufacturers are not recommended to be combined with each other, because usually these are brackets from different systems with different principles of biomechanics. But the orthodontist must understand what is happening, must know what parameters are embedded in each bracket system in order to mix with each other, otherwise the results may be different. Even within a single manufacturer, you need to do this with knowledge and check it very carefully. If an orthodontist works with American Orthodontics systems, then he may try to combine them, but only within the product line.
Because it is more convenient for many orthodontists to work with metal brackets, for them this is a more predictable and simple option, and less time spent on calculations.
Sometimes patients come with prejudices against metal brackets. For many patients appearance really matters. Then there is a choice: transparent or lingual brackets. However, transparent ones are not always suitable for difficult treatment, and lingual brackets are too expensive for many patients. In such cases, combined brackets will help.
All well-known lecturers in orthodontics who come to Russia with lectures say that Damon Clear brackets can and should be combined with Damon Q brackets. Сombined braces definitely require a little more experience, knowledge and training from a doctor.
From the very first day, our orthodontists combine brackets. Prior to Damon Clear ceramic brackets, an aesthetic version of the Inspire Ice combo sapphire brackets with metal Orthos was used. In 2009, Damon Q brackets came out and they were combined with Inspire Ice brackets, that is traditional brackets with self-ligating. Then, when Damon Clear transparent brackets appeared, they began to be combined with Damon Q.
In theory and in some situations, it can be combined, but you need to clearly understand the indications and contraindications for this type of combination. An orthodontist needs a very high level of skill, because these brackets have different thickness and parameters, and there may be difficulties in the treatment process. Orthodontists at the Confidence clinic before the release of Damon Q ceramic brackets successfully combined traditional self-ligating brackets and ligature sapphire brackets, thanks to the highest level of professionalism and knowledge of the mechanism of their combination.
If the patient is determined to transparent brackets, but it doesn’t matter if they are from the 5th to the 5th tooth above and below or not, then the orthodontist offers a combo option from canine to canine, and in that case really everyone is happy with the result. An orthodontist can more easily achieve correct contact in the lateral regions, and the cost of treatment is reduced.
During treatment on any bracket system, we recommend more strict rules of oral hygiene and an expanded arsenal of home hygiene products:
Having decided to start orthodontic treatment, you can choose from hundreds of dental clinics in St. Petersburg. However, if you are interested in a quality result and an international approach to the installation of brackets and treatment, it will be optimal to contact a specialized orthodontic center. Especially for you, the head of the orthodontic department, Mikhail Morozov, prepared advice on how to choose your orthodontist. Sign up for a consultation right now, leaving a request on the site, or by calling: 8 812 421 69 03
When choosing a clinic and an orthodontist, patients are not always able to immediately understand what makes up the total amount of orthodontic treatment. Often, clinics say that the cost of treatment is only the price of installing a bracket system, or they do not tell the exact number of visits (activations) or offer veiled monthly prices. We recommend that you also be careful with special offers. When prices obviously seem to be very low, you may be the first patient at your doctor, but competent treatment begins in the first place with an experienced orthodontist.
Author: Petrova Elena, Orthodontist
|Consultation with orthodontist||1 000
1 Consultation per a day for FREE
|Computed tomography||3 200|
|Fixing the bracket system on the model||6 000|
|The complex of preventive measures before the start of orthodontic treatment
Discount up to 50%!
|Combined braces Damon Q+Clear installation
|51 000 + 41 000|
|Activation (1 level)||3 250|
|Combined braces Orthos+Inspire Ice installation
|32 000 + 12 000|
|Activation (2 level) (Orthos, inspire Ice, Lingual, Damon 3MX)||3 750|
Retention period (retainers, 2 years maintenance), 1 detention
Problem: smile aesthetics and defect in bite function.
Diagnosis: the treatment of upper and lower jaw teeth misalignment and class III malocclusion, caused by increased mandible growth, and prosthetic preparation.
Therapy method chosen: orthodontic treatment using stainless steel self-ligating brackets Damon Q without teeth extraction..
Treatment time: 3 years.
Problem: Smile Aesthetics
Diagnosis: treatment of severe crowding of the dentition.
Selected treatment method: orthodontic treatment with brackets without tooth extraction using the Damon Q metal self-ligating bracket system.
Treatment term: 2,5 years.