Inspire Ice Sapphire Braces are the most beautiful brackets available. One type of ceramic brackets made by Ormco. Traditional advantages of sapphire brackets are their transparency, which is not lost over time, hardness and hypoallergenic.
Inspire Ice brackets are attached to the outer surface of the teeth, and the archwires are fixed by ligatures (special rubber ties).
Sapphire braces are often called aesthetic or invisible braces.
Inspire Ice braces – a work of jewelry art. They are so transparent that the manufacturer had to cover one of the sides with a water-soluble dye using Face Paint technology so that orthodontists could work more comfortably.
Sapphire braces on teeth with different enamel color
Sapphire braces with white ligatures
Traditional flaws were previously fragility, high archwire friction in the slot, and difficulties in removing. These shortcomings have been completely eliminated in the improved system of sapphire brackets Inspire Ice. Also transparent ligatures of brackets can be painted with strong dyes, but this is not critical, because at each visit (once a month and a half) the doctor replaces it.
Inspire Ice or Damon Clear? The manufacturer of both aesthetic brackets is Ormco. Each has its advantages. The stiffness of Inspire Ice sapphire brackets is much higher than that of Damon ceramic. If the patient's teeth fall on a sapphire bracket when biting, they can wear off, if on a ceramic one, the bracket itself can wear off. When installing a sapphire system is very important that the teeth do not close on the bracket. Usually such moments are taken into account by the orthodontist when choosing the orthodontic treatment plan for the patient.
Ormco transparent brackets are of two types - sapphire and ceramic.
The aesthetic appearance of Ormco sapphire brackets is more stable than ceramic with constant interaction with food dyes or poor oral hygiene. If you are a strong coffee lover, but are not sure that you will be able to carry out regular hygiene and at the same time want to keep brackets as presentable as possible - we recommend you a sapphire bracket system. With all the recommendations and ceramic brackets remain beautiful and invisible all the treatment. However, Damon Clear brackets are considered more efficient thanks to SpinTek sliding technology. The choice of brackets is individual, we recommend that you identify 3 key factors for yourself and choose from them.
Indirect fixation is the most progressive method that orthodontists are just beginning to use in Russia. Brackets are fixed by an orthodontist, not one by one in the mouth, but previously on a model made from the impression of the patient’s dentitions. From the model, the brackets are precision transferred to the cap. Installing all brackets at once from a cap is very comfortable and takes only a few minutes.
Brackets removal is made by a special tool and is absolutely painless and atraumatic for enamel.
Orthodontic archwires are change several times during the period of orthodontic treatment - gradually from mild to more rigid. The process itself is quite simple - the doctor simply removes the ligatures, pulls out the old archwire from the slots of the brackets, changes it to a new one and fixes it with new ligatures.
We recommend to follow the classical rules of oral hygiene while wearing braces:
Sapphire brackets are the best option for people to whom their smile is important during treatment. In our experience, these brackets often turn out to be an excellent compromise option for cost, result and appearance for teenagers and students.
Sapphire brackets are not recommended in case of strong anomalies of the dentition - in such situations, more effective metal brackets are recommended. You should also pay attention to the presence of stains on the enamel and low level of oral hygiene of the patient. The remaining recommendations are common to any bracket system.
During patient interviews, it turned out that they, for the most part, preferred Ormco Inspire Ice sapphire brackets to other ceramic brackets. (according to Ormco)
Finishing of brackets occurs with the application of a micron layer of zirconium spheres, which provide strong mechanical fixation due to greater adhesion of surfaces and at the same time the removal of brackets that is absolutely atraumatic for enamel.
When choosing a clinic and a treating orthodontist, we recommend patients to contact specialized orthodontic centers, such as the Confidencia Aesthetic Orthodontics Clinic. In them, patients are supervised not only by their attending orthodontist, but also by the head of the orthodontic department, as well as at the general meetings of all orthodontists at the clinic. This is a rather rare approach for Russia, so you can eliminate the risk of unnecessary complications of treatment if, during the wearing of brackets, your doctor leaves the clinic or goes on maternity leave.
Different clinics show different, sometimes very different, formats of plans and cost of orthodontic treatment. How not to make mistakes in the calculations, learn how to compare plans with each other and how the full cost of orthodontic treatment with sapphire brackets is actually formed here.
Author: Svetlova Polina, 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|
|Complex of preventive measures before the orthodontic treatment
Discount up to 50%!
|Activation (1 level)||3 250|
|Sapphire braces Inspire Ice||PRICE|
|Installation of braces Inspire Ice (1 detention)||32 000|
|Activation (2 level)||3 750|
|Retention period (retainers, 2 year maintenance), 1 detention||15 000|
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.