Braces are generally manufactured for a wide range of patients; however, your smile is just like your fingerprints – there’s not another one like it! So, to ensure we get the best results for your individual needs, we use the latest braces technique available – Insignia.
What is Insignia treatment?
Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics which allow Dr Duncan and the team to create a virtual treatment plan, tailor-made for each patient.
The Insignia treatment approach uses virtual treatment technology software to create 100% customised brackets and wires that will guide your teeth into the correct position. This software enables our orthodontists to work on virtual teeth more than 30x larger than they are in the mouth. Not only does this optimise both your dental health and cosmetic outcomes, it helps us to provide the shortest possible treatment time.
Benefits of Insignia treatment
Insignia makes orthodontic treatment quicker, more efficient, and more comfortable than traditional orthodontic care. Here are a few reasons why Insignia provides a higher quality of orthodontic treatment:
Reduces treatment time by 25-35%
Allows for more precise bracket placement
Achieves the most efficient tooth movement with customised brackets and archwires
Requires fewer appointments
Gets higher quality treatment outcomes, both cosmetically and functionally
The Insignia process
Step 1: Diagnosis and record taking
If Dr Duncan believes you’re a suitable candidate for Insignia, a digital scan will be taken of your teeth for the Insignia smile design lab. This scan takes specialised digital pictures of every surface of your teeth to compile an exact virtual replica of the dental arches.
This scan data is used in conjunction with digital photos and x-rays to create your custom treatment plan.
Step 2: Treatment plan design
Dr Duncan utilises your digital scan along with the Insignia software to design your customised virtual treatment plan and outcome.
Step 3: CADCAM wire manufacturing
Custom orthodontic archwires are created using a proprietary milling and shaping process.
Step 4: CADCAM bracket manufacturing
The brackets are custom-milled to deliver the desired alignment as specified in the 3D treatment plan. The brackets and wires are then sent to us in custom trays, ready to be fitted to your teeth.
Step 5: Indirect bonding appointment
Insignia utilises an indirect bonding technique. The teeth are prepared as they would normally be for regular braces; however, instead of individually positioning the brackets one by one, which can be extremely time consuming, the custom tray is placed over the teeth, attaching three-to-four brackets at once. Once all the brackets are placed and set, the custom archwire is then inserted.
It takes approximately seven weeks between the scan appointment and having your braces fitted.
Book a free appointment at the Straight Smile Centre™ today to find out if Insignia braces are right for you.
What are Insignia braces?
Digital Orthodontics using Insignia bespoke braces
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