Indirect bonding is a technique that makes the process of getting braces smooth and painless. This technique allows for a quicker installation and ensures proper bracket placement on each tooth.
What is Indirect Bonding?
The process of indirect bonding begins with creating a mold of your teeth. This process rarely takes a few minutes and provides your orthodontist with a replica of your mouth. Then he or she can position each bracket precisely on each tooth. Finally, a custom tray is created, allowing the transfer of brackets from the lab model to your teeth.
Indirect bonding eliminates the exhausting process of placing orthodontic brackets directly on the teeth. Also, it is more comfortable, takes much less time, and causes fewer loose brackets.
Once your custom tray is ready, your braces are ready for installation. You will again visit the dental office to have your custom tray fitted and your braces attached. Indirect bonding allows one-time placement of brackets, taking the traditional braces installation time from around 40-60 minutes down to just 15-25 minutes!
How is it Different From Traditional Bracket Placement?
Indirect bonding has much higher accuracy than the traditional method because the brackets are placed on a lab model, which can be rotated 360 degrees to visualize every angle and detail. With precise bracket placement, it allows the orthodontists to start in the right direction from the initial stage, moving teeth more accurately, and causing for a smoother and quicker journey through your treatment.
The adhesives applied to the teeth and brackets are also done in a remarkably careful manner, allowing for a more systematic bonding process. Moreover, since the process is quicker, there is less chance of bracket contamination by saliva.