WHAT ARE BRIUS LINGUAL BRACES?
BRIUS braces are a new braces technology. An orthodontist installs BRIUS lingual braces behind the teeth, so they are invisible. Many adults opt for BRIUS lingual braces as they don’t want the look of traditional braces.
BRIUS lingual braces have the same components as the conventional braces but are fixed to the back of the teeth or on the side. Traditional lingual braces are a challenge due to the inaccessibility of the lingual side of the teeth during alignment. For BRIUS braces, typically, no adjustments are necessary.
Dr. Mehdi Pelker, an orthodontist from Iran, invented these innovative braces. Dr. Pelker has a Masters’ degree in Condensed Matter and Quantum Mechanics from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Biophysics from John Hopkins School of Medicine. Later, he completed his orthodontic residency at UCLA.
Dr. Pelker says,
“I had an instructor who hated his smile, but he hated the long treatment traditional braces require, even more, I decided there had to be a better way to straighten teeth.”
THE BRIUS PROCESS
While traditional lingual braces go behind the teeth, the BRIUS lingual setup has two main components: flexible arms and a rigid bar. The arms get chosen from a complex Finite Element Analysis ( FEA) used to apply force on each tooth.
The process uses a non-sliding orthodontic technique that moves each tooth independently. The design for each individual gets customized to produce optimal force.
The main reasons individuals prefer BRIUS lingual braces over traditional braces include:
- BRIUS braces are customized to fit autonomously in your mouth, providing you with a perfect smile.
- BRIUS treatment process is painless as it applies light force to the teeth.
- Maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout the alignment process. Traditional braces sometimes impede adequate brushing and flossing, but the design of BRIUS lingual braces removes this obstacle.
Lingual braces treatment is 50 percent shorter with this appliance. However, patients should always visit the orthodontist often when wearing braces for check-ups and adjustments during the treatment period.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF LINGUAL BRACES?
- Lingual braces get customized for the comfort and efficiency of the wearer
- They are virtually invisible
- The braces effectively correct most bite problems
- They may cause a temporary lisp.
- Most lingual braces are more expensive than conventional braces
- They can cause discomfort in the early stage of treatment.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BRIUS LINGUAL BRACES?
Patients that are not looking for removable braces like Invisalign and are concerned about their smile are good candidates for lingual braces.
If you are interested in lingual braces, book an appointment with an orthodontic near you for a consultation to determine if the treatment option is good for you. If you live in Cedarhurst, Brooklyn, or Forest Hills NYC, contact Amazing Smiles for top-notch orthodontic work.
HOW MUCH DO BRIUS BRACES COST?
BRIUS orthodontic treatment cost depends on the following factors;
- Your location
- Your dental coverage
- The determined length for your treatment by an orthodontist.
BRIUS lingual braces can cost as little as $199/month. However, traditional lingual brace treatment price ranges between $5,000 to $7,000.
WILL LINGUAL BRACES GIVE ME A LISP?
As lingual braces get fitted behind the teeth, it may affect how you pronounce certain words, likely those with S syllables. You can correct this effect if your orthodontic treatment is likely to take longer using speech therapy techniques.
Additionally, you will experience some discomfort when talking as the brackets contact the soft tissues in your mouth under the tongue. You can reduce the pain with over-the-counter medications. Also, consider eating soft foods like boiled eggs, yogurt, and rice at the beginning of the treatment process.
Recently, manufacturers have been working to design the lingual brackets smoother and smaller to reduce the risk of individuals developing a lisp.
ARE LINGUAL BRACES QUICKER THAN INVISALIGN?
With Invisalign aligners, treatment can last between 12-18 months. Treatment for BRIUS braces is 50% shorter with this appliance, patients will see noticeable alignment changes quicker with lingual braces. With severe orthodontic cases, BRIUS braces tend to work faster than Invisalign. BRIUS braces are better at moving roots in the bone, where Invisalign aligners are better at minor rotational movements.
HOW TO FIND LINGUAL BRACES NEAR ME?
To learn more about the BRIUS system, visit Amazing Smiles with convenient locations in Cedarhurst, Brooklyn, and Forest Hills, NY.