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  • microcapfun microcapfun Oct 19, 2004 12:10 PM Flag

    U.K. article

    >>Often, however, problems can be treated with a clear plastic brace called Invisalign, a thin mould that sits over the teeth like a mouth guard. �Apart from being aesthetically more pleasing, it can also be removed by the wearer during eating and cleaning, which is better for tooth health,� says Joffe. �I also tell patients it�s fine to take it out for the odd party. Many of my clients are actors, TV presenters and models, who take out their brace in front of the camera. That�s something you can�t do with a conventional model, which is fixed until removed by the orthodontist.�<<

    >>*Invisalign is a clear plastic removable mould that fits over the teeth. It�s more expensive than conventional braces, with treatment ranging from �4,000 to �6,000.

    *Lingual orthodontics are braces that are attached to the inside of the teeth. Few orthodontists are enthusiastic about them as they are difficult to insert and tend to cause gum and tongue problems for the wearer. The cost ranges from �4,000 to �6,000.

    *The hybrid approach: it�s possible to combine the above methods, that is, fit a conventional fixed brace for the back and lower teeth and Invisalign for the front upper teeth.<<,,8124-1316359,00.html

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