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Metal Braces
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(Stainless Steel) are the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. If you choose metal braces for your treatment plan, Thonglor Dental Hospital Orthodontics utilizes the most comfortable, efficient, and technologically advanced metal braces available.

Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it's so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.

Thonglor Dental Hospital Orthodontic department use only high quality braces, archwires and any orthodontic accessories. With high trained and experienced orthodontists, our patients were confident to get the satisfied result under the "Esthetic Orthodontics" concept. The best results must be success and satisfaction between our each patient and orthodontist.


 Our Esthetic Orthodontics Concept

  • Focus to Patient Concern
  • Esthetic Result
  • Shorter Treatment Time
  • Convenience
  • Comfortable
  • Minimal Invasive
  • No Relapse


Modern Braces

When most people think of metal braces they think of the big clunky braces of the past. They were extremely uncomfortable and more than capable of cutting your lips. From a cosmetic point of view they were, at best, unattractive and are wholly responsible for the stigma attached to braces today. However, times have changed and so have braces.

Modern braces are smaller and more comfortable than old fashioned braces. They have what is called a low profile design, which is less irritating to your lips. They also have special contours to make your orthodontic treatment go faster and be less painful.


Do Adults Really Get Braces?

Nowadays people of all ages are getting braces. For a variety of reasons, many people did not have the opportunity to seek orthodontic treatment when they were children. There are also people who have dental problems later in life and wish to correct them. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise wore braces in his late thirties because his mouth wasn't closing properly.

Other people received orthodontic treatment when they were young, but they didn't continue wearing their retainers for long enough following the initial treatment. The result is that their teeth are now a little bit crooked. Now they are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too. If you are worried about how you will look during the treatment try and focus on the winning smile you will have in the future.


Do Adults Really Get Braces?

Nowadays people of all ages are getting braces. For a variety of reasons, many people did not have the opportunity to seek orthodontic treatment when they were children. There are also people who have dental problems later in life and wish to correct them. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise wore braces in his late thirties because his mouth wasn't closing properly.

Other people received orthodontic treatment when they were young, but they didn't continue wearing their retainers for long enough following the initial treatment. The result is that their teeth are now a little bit crooked. Now they are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too. If you are worried about how you will look during the treatment try and focus on the winning smile you will have in the future.


Do modern braces hurt?

Orthodontic companies are constantly testing their braces to try to find ways to make the treatment painless. We have a number of designs for braces which minimize the pain you will feel. Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to avoid the pain when the braces are first put on, or when the braces are being tightened. There will also be some discomfort in the first few weeks as your mouth adjusts to the braces. Having braces should not disrupt your lifestyle in any way although avoiding sports such kick-boxing would be advisable. 


How will the braces affect my diet?

Certain foods and drinks may lead to damage. You should avoid drinking lots of fizzy drinks and keep in-between-meal snacks to a minimum. Very crunchy and sticky foods are capable of breaking your braces. Toffee and chewing gum must be avoided. Really enjoyable hard foods can be chopped up and chewed gently! You may also find chew difficult following the placement and tightening of your braces.


How do I know my teeth won't go back to the way they were when the braces come off?

After braces are removed, the teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. They must, therefore, be held in their new positions for a long time with retainer braces until they have settled. They are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Retainers are either removable appliances or thin wires stuck onto the tongue side of the teeth. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.

Ceramic Braces
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Ceramic Braces or Tooth Colored Braces are made of ceramic or composite materials. They are very strong and generally no stain. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.

The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. This looks great at first, but the ligatures can stain. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, this generally isn't a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment - usually, monthly. It's only the ligatures that stain, not the brackets themselves.

Thonglor Dental Hospital is proud to offer our patients Inspire Ice braces, manufactured by Ormco, the highest quality of aesthetic braces on the market. These braces are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire and are very translucent. They are very strong and do not stain. They are also one of the only completely transparent brackets on the market. Inspire ICE also is one of the lowest profile ceramic bracket on the market, which means that it does not stick out as far as many other clear braces.

Inspire braces are one of the only in which results are not compromised and the speed of treatment is not extended. The braces do the same job as metal braces and can be used in conjunction with powerbands, rubber bands, and other orthodontic devices to achieve maximum results.

Bottom line, if you are concerned about the appearances of metal braces and don't mind dishing out the extra money to make your braces go invisible, than Inspire braces should be among your top options.

Clear braces offer a unique advantage over conventional metal appliances. The material composition and design allows an uncompromising level of care and enable you to look good during treatment. Many people may not even be aware that you're wearing braces at all.


 

 
Self-Ligating Braces
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Learn about a truly amazing new way to straighten teeth that's faster, more comfortable and can improve your smile at any age, most often without tooth extractions.
Self-Ligating Braces deliver more than straight teeth – they are a gateway to greater confidence, a better self-image, personal and professional advancement – a new and better you!
The only self-ligating system clinically proven to dramatically reduce treatment times, provide exceptional results and significantly improve patient comfort.
The advanced passive self-ligating bracket, high-tech light-force archwires and minimally invasive treatment protocols provides remarkable advantages for you.
Self-Ligating Braces is not just a new product; it's a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile.


Self-Ligating Braces Advantage

  • Significantly reduced treatment time
  • Significantly fewer appointments
  • Higher-quality results
  • Extraordinary smiles and faces
  • Greater comfort without tightening

 


Damon™ Braces

Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.
The Damon Braces uses very light forces in conjunction with passive self-ligating brackets to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches - faster treatment time, very few auxiliary appliances and greater patient comfort, and consistent high-quality results:

  1. Damon passive self-ligating braces That eliminates the need for elastic or metal "ties". With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
  2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires That move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
  3. A new clinically proven treatment approach That aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics - usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

 


Damon 3 Braces

The all-new Damon 3 once again redefines self-ligation with revolutionary clinical and aesthetic features that elevate the system to an unprecedented level.

  1. A combination of clear material and stainless steel provides the aesthetics your patients will love.
  2. Remarkably easy-to-use slide mechanism makes wire changes a snap.
  3. Ultra-smooth contours and rounded edges provide maximum comfort.
  4. Slot with four solid walls facilitates fast low-friction tooth movement with maximum control.
  5. High-retention mechanical bonding base assures strong, reliable bonding.

Speed

It's not a race, but it's sure nice to be ahead of the pack.
Imagine trying to drive down the road with your brakes on. That's what it's like when wires are held in with ligature ties. Remove the ligatures and suddenly things start moving faster and with less force. That's what passive self-ligation is all about – low-friction, low-force orthodontics in a system that delivers performance and control. 

Aesthetics

Looking good is what it's all about.

With the combination of a new generation of clear composite resin and surgical- grade stainless steel, Damon 3 brackets provide an aesthetic quality that your patients will love. We know that while clinical performance is paramount, aesthetics will always play a leading role. With the all-new Damon 3, performance has never looked so good.

Simplicity

It's at the click of a button.

Damon 3 brackets feature a brand new precision slide mechanism that is quite simply, amazingly easy to use. To open, just press the slide-release button using the Damon 3 opening instrument with a tiny bit of pressure, and voila! To close, simple finger pressure is all it takes, and an audible click confirms the slot is closed. Wire changes go from being a struggle to being a snap.

Comfort & Hygiene

You should feel good about both.

Damon 3 brackets feature ultra-smooth contours and ergonomics unlike any other orthodontic appliance. With the combination of geometries that "sweep away" food and the absence of debris-attracting ligatures, Damon 3 brackets may be the cleanest and most comfortable brackets ever designed. Some may see these features as small refinements; we consider them as quality attributes you've come to expect from Ormco. 

Control

Nothing beats four solid walls.

The unique design of Damon brackets provides you with the only brackets in the world with four solid walls. With no elastic ligatures to fatigue or springs that bend, control is assured – tooth to tooth and case to case. Torque, rotations, in-out discrepancies, closing spaces, it's all on track with Damon 3. 

Going Beyond The Bracket

The all-new Damon 3 is much more than just a beautiful, well-functioning self-ligating bracket. It's about the combination of passive self-ligating brackets, hi-tech archwires, and a minimally invasive/greatly simplified treatment protocol. Working in concert, these three elements provide the conduit to the Damon low-friction, low-force orthodontic system that has been clinically proven to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches.


Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Braces

The Clarity SL braces are the choice you can feel good about. They use the latest technology, so they work fast and look good.

Self-ligating technology removes the need for ligatures, the esthetic bands that were used to hold the wire in your braces. This innovation has major advantages. The Clarity SL braces design can help your teeth move faster, make your braces easier to clean, and eliminate the hassle of stained elastics. You can spend less time in the dental chair, and maybe even have fewer visits. And because your teeth can move into position more efficiently, your overall treatment time may be shortened too

Comfortable

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are small and smooth, providing greater comfort. These self-ligating braces allow your orthodontist to use lighter forces during your treatment, while still giving you a lasting, beautiful smile. That's comfortable!

Convenient

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces design helps your orthodontist create full, vibrant smiles with fewer appointments and in less time. This means more free time for you. That's convenient!

Clean

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces, your orthodontist no longer needs to use the little elastic bands that attract plaque and catch food. This makes it easier for you to clean your teeth, to maintain good oral hygiene, and easier for your doctor to give you the smile you want. That's clean! 

Great Looking

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are available in two styles - metal and translucent ceramic - to fit your orthodontic needs and give you the look you want. Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are made from a special ceramic material that blends in with your smile to make your braces less noticeable. Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces also offers your orthodontist all the performance qualities needed to give you a wonderful smile.

 Innovation

Innovative Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces technology makes these braces "self-ligating" and do not require your orthodontist to use elastic bands. Instead, Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces use a unique clip to hold the wire in place. This clip is made from temperature-sensitive Nitinol material and is available only from Clarity™ SL. This special clip is available whether you choose metal or translucent ceramic self-ligating braces from Clarity™ SL.

Lingual braces
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Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, and are therefore virtually invisible to other people. Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal.
Orthodontists need special training to be able to treat patients with lingual braces. Therefore, not every orthodontist provides them.

 


Lingual Orthodontics

 Most of us are surely familiar with Orthodontic braces. They've been around for a long time, in fact since the late 1800's. We've either had the experience as a patient or know someone who has. Simply put, they are comprised of brackets and/or bands bonded to the teeth with an archwire interconnecting these brackets to move the teeth in three dimensions. They are very efficient but in today's fashion conscious world, for some, they are just plain ugly, especially for adults. There are alternatives to standard metal labial bonded braces and these include clear ceramic or plastic brackets or a series of invisible aligners such as Invisalign, but these articles will focus on the development of and some of the laboratory procedures of lingual orthodontics.

  • Lingual orthodontics is exactly as the name suggests - orthodontic brackets placed on the lingual surfaces of the teeth and connected by special archwires. The advantages aesthetically are immediately evident, but other advantages include the labial enamel is not etched, bonded or scarred during debonding. Braces do not have to be removed early or social events and people with highly visible social jobs can still continue without embarrassment.
  • The disadvantages of lingual Orthodontics include speech interference and patient adaptation is not always predictable. Tongue irritation is common and patients with narrow arches or tongue thrust may not adapt well. The technique is clinically more time consuming and patients tend to be more demanding. Some traditional labial mechanics cannot be used due to the smaller inter-bracket distances and smaller arch radius. Delving into the details of most of this is beyond the scope of the article but suffice to say there are differences between the two modalities.
  • The lingual bracket had to be specifically designed for the lingual surface of the teeth and a method of positioning these brackets had to be invented as direct bonding of lingual brackets is virtually impossible, hence an indirect method had to be developed.
  • These days, there are many different types of lingual brackets on the market but the positioning of these brackets in relation to the teeth is really the critical factor common to all. So the real trick to get lingual orthodontics to work in the real world was to devise a method so the brackets could be placed onto the tooth with the correct torque and angulation in relation to the tooth already determined. This is much easier to do with labial braces but a real challenge for lingual braces.
  • Lingual braces were invented in the 1970's when a Playboy model wanted to know if she could have some type of "invisible" orthodontic treatment so she could keep working. The first attempts were crude but lead to more interest in lingual orthodontics. In 1984, the Ormco Company devised the TARG (Torque Angulation Reference Guide) device for more precise bracket positioning, especially for the lingual technique.


Ormco Lingual Braces

TARG - Bracket placement-measuring devices


Ormco G7 Lingual Braces

These esthetically appealing braces are available in translucent white to blend with the teeth making them less visible than traditional braces. Lingual braces are applied behind the teeth as compared to metal or ceramic braces which are applied to the front of your teeth. Often called "Invisible Braces", they are the best and only non-visible form of fixed orthodontic therapy. Although lingual braces are more expensive they offer a highly cosmetic alternative to those patients who otherwise would not consider treatment.

Lingual braces will transform the way you look. If your teeth are badly aligned now, they are also probably affecting your facial appearance. Since the alignment of your teeth contributes greatly to the way your mouth and jaws look, improved alignment results in a more attractive facial appearance. The way your teeth are aligned also affects your bite, as well as the bone and gum tissue. Proper alignment of your teeth and a correct bite promotes overall good oral health. Lingual braces are just as effective as traditional braces but as they are at the back, your teeth are not obscured and you can see your smile improve daily.

 Are Lingual Braces more uncomfortable than traditional braces?

Initial discomfort is similar to that of traditional braces. The difference is that the Lingual Braces will affect the tongue and traditional braces will affect the cheeks and lips. Soreness of the tongue usually lasts only for a few weeks and frequent salt water rinses help avoid discomfort. Once the oral tissues have "toughened" the braces are very comfortable. Patients tend to take approximately 1-4 weeks before they achieve a reasonable comfort level.

Can anyone wear lingual braces?

Yes, most adults and teens who can wear braces on the front of their teeth can wear concealed braces. However, some people with very small teeth or with certain "bites" are better treated with traditional appliances. An orthodontic evaluation will let you know if "invisible" braces might be for you.

Does the treatment take longer?

No, treatment time is comparable to that of traditional braces and sometimes even shorter. Some cases respond more efficiently to Lingual Braces due to certain mechanical advantages of the appliance. 

How easy are they to keep clean?

As always, it is vitally important for you to maintain good oral hygiene and you should brush after every meal. Regular examinations by your family dentist are recommended during the orthodontic treatment period. A water pick or electronic toothbrush is also helpful. If dental plaque is allowed to become thick around the brace the plaque itself may damage the teeth. Instruction will be given on the use of special brushes.


Ormco Light Lingual Braces

The Light Lingual System delivers superior outcomes – efficient, simplified and faster treatment as well as greater patient comfort 

Aesthetic Solutions

With Light Lingual, patient compliance issues disappear as you no longer need to worry about misplaced aligners or interruptions in treatment time, looking good during the treatment process. To do so, patients have had to sacrifice comfort. Finally, aesthetics and comfort are united in one appliance system.

Comfortable

With its reduced dimensions and special rounded design, The Ormco Light Lingual brackets (STb brackets) are designed to provide maximum patient comfort and easy hygiene maintenance, making it unique among all other lingual brackets. Unique to lingual brackets, Light Lingual has minimal impact on tongue position and speech; clinical studies have demonstrated that the negligible speech difficulty disappears within a few days of bonding. Light Lingual brackets have the lowest bracket profile at just 1.5 mm.

  • Reduced dimension and rounded design
  • The lowest bracket profile - 1.5 mm total thickness
  • Minimal bracket impact on tongue and speech
  • Minimum speech and mastication
  • Maximum acceptability (low-force mechanics and contoured design)
  • Easily maintained hygiene

Faster

The Light Lingual appliance is the first to emphasize low friction in lingual orthodontics. This feature, together with very light forces, makes tooth movement faster, considerably reducing treatment time while accomplishing your ultimate occlusal, aesthetic and fictional aims.

  • Reduced treatment time
  • Faster tooth movement due to reduced friction and large interbracket distance
  • Less bracket interference in crowed cases
  • Simplified lab procedure

Incognito Lingual Braces

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults, men and women ranging from the age of 13 to 60+. They are the only 100% customized and molded to fit to each specific tooth shape. Not only are they hidden from view, but they are designed according to your unique tooth anatomy to be as comfortable as possible.

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are 100% customized

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. iBraces have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With iBraces you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

Who wears iBraces?

  • People who want to avoid damage to the front surfaces of their teeth
  • People who are concerned about wearing braces that show
  • Adult professionals
  • Musicians who play wind instruments
  • Adults and teens playing contact sports

iBraces™ Lingual Procedure

  1. Preparing your caseYour doctor takes a very precise impression of your teeth, which will be used to pour models for fabricating custom brackets and wires. Your doctor sends the impression along with his or her prescription to the iBraces lab.
  2. Making your customized iBracesWe use new CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping technologies to design and fabricate 100% customized iBraces for you at our state-of-the-art lab. The brackets are made using rapid prototyping technology and then fabricated with a highly durable dental gold alloy. A set of precision wires is also designed and then bent using robotic technology.
  3. Getting Your New iBracesApproximately four weeks after your impressions are taken your iBraces will arrive at your doctor's office. Your doctor will use a very precise process for preparing your teeth and putting on your new braces. After your braces are on you will need to return for monitoring and progress appointments until your doctor decides that your treatment is complete. 
Clear Aligners
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The Clear Aligners are used for minor tooth movement purpose. They are completely invisible. Others can hardly notice that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment by clear aligners. Nowadays, they are well-accepted worldwide due to their strength, clarity, comfort size , value and many more.

Teeth movement requires time, force and space. The pliers for tooth movement provide force to move teeth by creating a bump directly into a Clear Aligner. Depending on the force and the space are placed, different types of movement can be achieved: tipping, torque and rotation.

The new Clear Aligner appliances (Essix Appliances) are completely changes the traditional views of retention. The new Clear Aligner is constructed from the only High Quality Essix ACE plastic formulated for intraoral use. The new Clear Aligner provides a vehicle for benefit from orthodontic treatment while keeping their self esteem intact. Prefer alignment of your teeth and correct bite promoted overall good oral health. It reduces initial anxiety and embarrassment. Today, a greater premium is placed upon personal appearance than ever before. Many patients feel that visible appliances.



Essix is the Orthodontic Products of

  • Plastics
  • Appliance Techniques
  • Tools
  • Training
  • Marketing Support


Essix Plastics

  • Superior Durability
  • Contact Clarity
  • Very thin
  • Will not crack or bubble
  • Excellent Flexibility
  • Do not shrink or distort
  • Nearly invisible