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In-Ovation Braces Vs. Traditional Braces


Woman smiling with braces by Dr. Tim Dumore & Team Orthodontist in Winnipeg Manitoba.Crooked teeth have several effects on your oral health and your quality of life. They make it hard to bite and chew properly. They are harder to clean, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. They can also cause severe pain in your jaw, your temporomandibular joints, your neck, and even your shoulders and back. Traditional braces have been the go-to treatment for years. At Dr. Tim Dumore & Team, we also offer treatment with In-Ovation.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces have been used for decades to correct the alignment of crooked teeth and poorly aligned jaws. This treatment uses brackets and wires to move and stabilize your teeth. Brackets are bonded to the front surfaces of each of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment. A wire is then placed, attached to each bracket with an elastic O-ring known as a ligature. The wires are responsible for the movement of your teeth. They put pressure on the teeth, which then puts pressure on your periodontal ligaments. The ligaments widen, loosening your teeth. The wires then work to move your teeth gently. Once proper alignment has been achieved, braces hold them in place while the bone and ligaments heal around them.

What is In-Ovation?

In-Ovation is a braces system that uses brackets and wires to correct the alignment of your teeth, similar to traditional braces. However, what sets this system apart is that In-Ovation braces are self-litigating. With traditional braces, wires are attached to brackets using ligatures. With In-Ovation, the brackets have metal doors that hold the wires in place. Where your teeth would require manual adjustments with traditional braces, In-Ovation, the braces tighten themselves.

There are two types of In-Ovation braces, In-Ovation R and In-Ovation C. In-Ovation R braces are smaller than traditional metal braces and have a lower profile. In-Ovation C braces are similar to the R style, except that the brackets are clear. The brackets are covered in rhodium, which makes them much more discreet.

Benefits of In-Ovation

In-Ovation braces provide several benefits, including:
•  With no elastic O-rings and a lower profile, these braces make your teeth easier to keep clean. This also reduces the likelihood of decalcification, or small white scars on the surfaces of your teeth.
•  Free sliding mechanisms tighten wires automatically, allowing for freer movement of your teeth.
•  Their self-litigating nature allows for faster treatment. You do not have to wait until your appointments for your braces to be tightened.
•  Fewer office visits are required.
•  There is less friction with self-litigating braces, meaning that you experience less bone erosion.
•  Treatment is more comfortable.

Are There any Disadvantages to In-Ovation Braces?

While In-Ovation does offer several benefits, there are a few disadvantages as well.
•  With In-Ovation R, the brackets and wires are still metal, meaning that they can still be seen.
•  Treatment typically costs more than treatment with traditional braces.
•  Door fatigue. Over time, the metal doors that hold your wires in place can weaken. This can cause issues with treatment and may require the use of ligatures or change out the brackets.

If you are interested in learning more about In-Ovation, and finding out if they are the right treatment option for you, call Dr. Tim Dumore & Team at 204-809-6026 today.
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