Invisible orthodontic appliances
Orthodontic appliances with Radiance aesthetic locks are almost invisible on the teeth and are especially recommended for patients for whom discretion and comfort during orthodontic treatment are important. Currently, a very large group of patients are adults who refrained from wearing the device just because of unsightly metal locks. The orthodontic appliance has ceased to be something special and is perceived as a tool for obtaining a beautiful and healthy smile. Incorrectly arranged teeth can cause excessive abrasion of the enamel, bone damage, and when the defects last long, they cause changes in the temporomandibular joint and muscles.
Radiance Plus ™
Radiance Plus ™ are orthodontic brackets that deliver exceptional results with features other othodontic brackets just cannot match. This latest generation of Radiance is stronger and even more dazzling than the previous generation, with enhancements including Visual Placement Aid (VPA) for bonding precision, and a thicker and stronger tie wing radius.
Radiance Plus™ is the clearest ceramic twin bracket available, proven to be much clearer than other monocrystalline or polycrystalline ceramic systems. Each Radiance Plus™ bracket is created from a single crystal of pure grown sapphire – one of the hardest materials in nature, second only to diamond. The crystal is honed and heat polished into a remarkably strong and beautiful bracket that is nearly invisible on the teeth. A recent study appearing in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics rates Radiance Plus™ as the most transparent of all monocrystalline brackets tested.
Radiance Plus delivers unique rotational control, thanks to optimum mesial-distal width on the maxillary centrals and cuspids. This greater anterior control allows accurate results without sacrificing aesthetics. Tie wing fracture risk is reduced, tie-ability is improved, and latex-free Visual Positioning Aid (VPA) allow simple, accurate bracket placement every time, without the staining risk associated with other color coding systems.
Radiance Plus’s heat treated, monocrystalline formation gives it a solid core structure, and a proprietary heat polishing process creates just enough energy to smooth away any micro voids or flaws that could compromise the bracket’s integrity. Sliding mechanics are improved, and the bracket resists torque fracture more than three times that of polycrystalline brackets. Increased tie wing thickness enhances its solid body, and a patented Quad Matte™ base provides amazing bond strength.