Here at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing patients of all ages throughout Duluth with the latest orthodontic treatments and technology. Dr. Hernandez, Dr. Rios, and Dr. Urrego-Torres are constantly striving to improve her techniques, and our entire team regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay up-to-date. The latest offering you’ll discover is BRAVA by BRIUS treatment for independent tooth movement. Want to learn more? We have everything you need to know about BRAVA right here!
What is BRAVA?
If you’re like most people, the first thing you think of when considering orthodontic treatment is traditional metal braces. These have a reputation for being bulky and uncomfortable, but many people are hesitant about the additional responsibilities that come with options like Invisalign. BRAVA by BRIUS can be a successful alternative to these classic treatments!
Like lingual braces, BRIUS brackets are placed behind the teeth, so they’re completely invisible to anyone who sees your smile. This method makes it much easier to maintain oral hygiene during treatment and can even result in shorter treatment times than braces or Invisalign.
The BRAVA process
The first step in any orthodontic process is a free initial consultation in one of our conveniently located offices. When you schedule your initial visit with Balance Advanced, one of our dental experts will examine your teeth and bite to determine any issues that may be present and how severe they are.
We’ll listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about your condition and relevant treatments. During this consultation, we’ll use our 3D scanner to take digital impressions of your teeth to determine exactly what you need. From there, your doctor will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your dream smile.
Once we have these images and decide on your course of treatment, we’ll send them to our lab, where brackets will be created for your unique smile. Then we’ll schedule your next appointment, where we’ll place your brackets and start the smile straightening process! Since there are no adjustments with BRAVA, you’ll simply come in every few weeks so that we can ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
What benefits does BRAVA offer?
Every orthodontic appliance has pros and cons, so when it comes to pursuing treatment, we want you to know all of your options! BRAVA by BRIUS is a revolutionary treatment that comes with a variety of benefits, including:
- 50% shorter treatment times – this method moves all of the teeth simultaneously
- Completely invisible – brackets are placed on the backs of the teeth
- More convenient – you never have to remember to remove or replace them
- More comfortable – BRIUS places less force on the teeth and pain-free
- Easier to clean – since there are no wires, there are fewer nooks and crannies to worry about when brushing and flossing
- Fewer office visits – since most cases only require one BRIUS during treatment, there are no adjustments necessary
As with any orthodontic treatment, you may experience slight soreness in the first few days after the appliance is placed. You’ll mostly feel this on the tongue, which may be more noticeable when speaking and eating. However, this will subside shortly after your appliance is placed, and you’ll be back to normal in no time!
Who is a candidate for BRAVA by BRIUS?
The benefits of BRAVA are a huge bonus if you’re concerned about how braces will make your smile look. It’s also great if you aren’t looking for a removable appliance like Invisalign. Since its creation, BRIUS has successfully straightened countless smiles, and we can use it to treat most orthodontic issues, ranging from mild to severe.
That being said, BRAVA may not be the best option for everyone. For example, if you’re dealing with an extreme overbite may feel too much pressure on the brackets due to the bite, causing them to detach more easily. At your first visit, we’ll be able to determine if BRIUS is a good fit for your smile.
Having braces on the back of your teeth can take a little adjustment initially. The main area you’ll notice this is in your speech – you’ll likely have a slight lisp due to the contact the tongue will make with your teeth. This side effect typically disappears relatively quickly, so don’t worry too much!
Straighten your smile with BRAVA and Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics
Once you have everything you need to know about BRAVA by BRIUS treatment with Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, you’ll be able to make the best choice for your smile. When you schedule a free consultation at our Duluth office, our team will welcome you with open arms as we join you on your orthodontic journey.
What are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact our team today and schedule your free initial consultation with Dr. Hernandez, Dr. Rios, or Dr. Urrego-Torres. We can’t wait to meet you!