1. Regarding the pain
Answer: Many patients will feel tooth soreness and weakness within the first few days of putting on a new appliance. These are normal phenomena. After all, it promotes the movement of your teeth, which also shows that the TT invisible appliance is pushing your teeth to move. This kind of soreness usually disappears after three to four days of wearing the new appliance. If this kind of soreness does not relieve for three to four days, and the soreness becomes more obvious, please contact us in time if this happens.
2. Affect pronunciation?
Answer: Similar to other orthodontic treatments, custom-made appliances may temporarily affect pronunciation within one or two days when they are just worn, causing mild pronunciation blur, but these effects will gradually disappear when the lips and tongue adapt, so you don’t need to worry too much. However, if the dysphonia is caused by other teeth alignment problems such as opening and closing, it will not be improved until the orthodontic treatment.
3. What should I do if the appliance is not properly seated?
Answer: It is normal if there is a slight lack of tightness between the new appliance and the teeth, because the teeth need enough time to keep in sync with the position of new appliance. When changing a pair of appliances, the patient must use chew the bite rod to make the appliance better in place. If there is a big difference in the fit between the appliance and the teeth, please take a photo and let us know.
4. What are the restrictions on diet?
Answer: Generally speaking, there are no special restrictions. The patient only needs to take off the appliance while eating.
5. Can I drink hot or cold drinks?
Answer: During the period of wearing the appliance, we advise patients not to drink beverages (except warm water and cold water), mainly to prevent dental caries and pigmentation.
6. Can chewing gum?
Answer: Try not to. Eating gum while wearing an appliance may cause the gum to stick to the appliance. We recommend that the patient remove the appliance when eating snacks and meals.
7. Will smoking or chewing tobacco cause the discoloration of the appliance pigment?
Answer: We do not recommend that patients smoke or chew tobacco while wearing the appliance, because this may change the color and cause unnecessary trouble.
8. Why is there a slope or crest shape on the appliance?
Answer: According to your individualized treatment plan, certain tooth movement methods require the use of "attachments" or "pressure ridges" to help control the teeth well. The attachment is essentially a small piece of dental composite resin glued to the teeth by the doctor. The pressure ridge is the thin notch in your appliance. The attachment needs to be glued to the tooth. The pressure ridge does not need to be glued.
9. What should I do if the appliance is lost or damaged?
Answer: If the appliance is lost or damaged, please inform us in time to arrange a replacement. The patient can be required to immediately wear one or the next set of appliances.
10. The attachment/lingual buckle is off or damaged?
Answer: The attachment is a small tooth-colored protrusion that sticks to the tooth surface during the invisible orthodontic treatment to assist the tooth movement; If the attachment falls off or is damaged, please re-bond it (p.s. A small number of attachments can delay re-bonding). If the metal lingual buckle and the brace resin buckle fall off, please contact the patient for a follow-up consultation in time, because the use of aprons is closely related to the treatment effect. The temporary treatment is to cut a small opening on the brace (similar to the opening of the traction hook).
11. Is there an age limit?
Answer: Adult and adolescent patients both can use TT. As long as the patients have good oral health, there is no special restriction on age.
12. Since the braces can be removed and worn on their own, what is the significance of the follow-up visit?
Answer: The follow-up visit is because the doctor wants to check the patient's teeth movement, because the TT braces are designed in advance to match each step of the teeth movement. Only through the follow-up consultation can the doctor judge the effect of the treatment, and whether the teeth movement is consistent with the plan, and make corresponding treatments to ensure the normal course of treatment.
13. How long does it take for TT invisible correction?
Answer: The TT treatment cycle is related to the individual's dental condition. After you submit the case, TT will formulate a treatment plan based on your dental condition and determine your treatment cycle. The period of adult correction is generally 8 to 18 months. If the dental condition is more complicated, the time will be slightly longer.
14. How often should the appliance be replaced?
The frequency of appliance replacement: The frequency of appliance replacement is related to the doctor and the way the teeth move. Our recommended frequency is 14 days, and TT should be worn for more than 20 hours a day. The doctor can choose the frequency of replacement and the wearing time according to the clinical situation. Generally, the frequency of replacement is 10 to 14 days.
15. What should I do if braces scrape mouth?
The invisible appliance is made of transparent plastic film, and the discomfort of scraping mouth is less common. The common cause may be that the brace is too long so that it compresses the gums or the lingual buckle. If the brace is too long, it can be shortened, and the discomfort of the lingual buckle can be removed by the protected wax.
16. Can invisible correction change the shape of the face?
Orthodontics has relatively small changes to the frontal face shape, but tooth extraction or distal movement of molars have huge changes in the appearance. By adjusting the position and arrangement of the teeth, the changes in the muscle and soft tissue shape of the adjacent lips and cheeks can be affected, and the original convex or concave mouth shape can be improved.
17. Can bone problems be treated with invisible correction?
Generally speaking, for mild to moderate skeletal malocclusion, good results can be achieved through invisible correction; Severe skeletal problems require combined orthodontics and orthognathic treatment.
18. Anchorage nails are indispensable?
Bone nailing is actually to find a more reasonable point of force during the correction process to achieve the desired teeth movement effect. It can mainly solve these problems: (1) Protrusion of the lips, extraction and correction, using anchorage nails to maximize the adduction of the anterior teeth to close the extraction gap, so that the profile is significantly improved. (2) Depress the upper anterior teeth to reduce deep overbite or prevent deepening the bite. (3) Depress the lower front teeth and reduce the reverse overbite, which is conducive to the improvement of the "underbite". (4) Move the back teeth forward and close the gap. (5) The vertically tilted back teeth (6) Depress the extended teeth because of the long-term loss of the back teeth, ready for restoration.
19. Why wear a retainer?
After the correction is over, you need to wear a retainer to stabilize the teeth in a new, well-aligned position to avoid rebound. The more complicated the situation before the correction, the longer the correction time, the longer the time to wear the retainer. Generally, it takes 1 to 2 years to wear it. In the first year, you need to wear it except for eating; Then the wearing time becomes shorter and shorter, such as only sleeping or wearing it the next day.
20. What symptoms can be corrected by TT invisible correction?
It is applicable to general conditions, such as: crowded teeth, interdental gaps, tiger teeth, inverted teeth, malocclusions, protruding teeth, deep overbiting teeth, open teeth, partial jaws, etc. Detailed information, check-up and determination are needed to judge whether one is suitable for TT invisible correction.
21. What is the TT invisible bracket-free appliance like?
The TT Invisible bracket-free appliance is made of medical polymer materials and has two thicknesses of 0.75mm and 0.6mm. It is transparent, beautiful and comfortable. Doctors can choose diaphragms of different thickness according to the actual situation.
22. How many orthodontists are using TT?
Currently, TT has more than 1,600 users worldwide.
23. What are the advantages of the TT appliance?
1) Invisible: "Invisible braces" are almost transparent and are not easy to be noticed. It is impossible to see that the teeth are being corrected in a normal conversation distance.
2) Comfortable: The smooth surface of the "invisible braces" is comfortable to wear, reducing oral wear and discomfort. When eating and brushing your teeth, you only need to take off the braces yourself, you can avoid dietary restrictions, and it is also convenient to clean your teeth with floss to keep your mouth clean at all times;
3) Beautiful: The transparent appearance of the "invisible braces" allows you to wear it even without impairing your appearance, and will not affect daily life and work;
4) Visual communication: In conjunction with intraoral scanning and 3D program demonstration, the effect of correction can be previewed before correction, and visual communication can be carried out with the patient.
24. What is the difference between TT Aligner and traditional fixed metal braces?
The big difference between TT Aligner is that TT is invisible and transparent, and will not affect the appearance. TT can be removed and worn by oneself, and patients can easily perform sports activities and play musical instruments without affecting life, work and study.
25. What material is the TT invisible aligner made of, and is it more effective than traditional appliance?
TT uses a polymer film, which can have a very good fit with the teeth and accessories, and can give the teeth a continuous and gentle correction force, making the orthodontics more comfortable. After years of clinical feedback from doctors of the professional orthodontics team, in most cases, TT has the same excellent clinical effect as traditional fixed orthodontics.