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Bioliners™ · Invisible braces

Braces correct overbite, underbite, wide spaces between teeth, and more.

When you think of braces, you may think first of children. And it’s a fact that many children between the ages of five and ten need braces to correct problems like wide spaces between teeth, badly aligned teeth, overlaps, and clicking jaws. At this age, improvements can be made that are impossible later on.

Now adults are also enjoying new self-esteem and improved dental health that orthodontics offers. It’s becoming more common (even trendy) to see adults wearing braces.

It’s never too late to enjoy the benefits of orthodontics. Call your Emporia dentist, and we’ll set up an orthodontic evaluation for you and your family!

BIOLINERS™

A bioliner is a tooth aligner made of 0.030mm ultra clear plastic with a soft thermal plastic insert. To make a bioliner, the dentist first sends Five Star a set of patient models. The dental lab will reset the teeth to be aligned in the stone models. They make a soft thermal plastic insert to fit over the reset teeth. The dental lab then makes a plastic suck down retainer over the model with the plastic insert in place. When a patient wears the suck down retainer, the thermal plastic insert exerts a gentle pressure on the teeth to be moved. The thermal plastic insert is the key to this aligner. The insert is flexible enough to allow the patient to easily take the appliance on and off, yet rigid enough to move teeth.

What Can the Bioliner™ Be Used For?

The soft insert allows movement of the teeth up to about 11⁄2mm per tray depending upon the space. Up to three Bioliners™ can be made from the original models. If more movement is needed, the dentist can re-impress after the three Bioliners™ have been used and make a new set of aligners. Bioliners™ are used to correct cases with rotated teeth, tipped teeth and minor relapse cases. They are not intended to be used to correct Class II, Class III, open bites, closed bites or excessive crowding.

Damon® System

The Damon System is a proven combination of passive self-ligating brackets, force-calibrated archwires and minimally invasive treatment protocols that work together as a low-friction system.

The Damon System eliminates the need for traditional mechanics that may require more frequent tooth extractions. Because the Damon System employs a lower ligation force, frictional resistance is minimized, leading to less unwanted forces in magnitude and direction. This facilitates more efficient treatment modalities. As a result, you can provide your patients with fast, comfortable treatment and fewer appointments.