It may seem like a giant leap to connect your invisible braces in Victoria to NASA, but the two are more closely related than you may think.
Over many years, NASA research has led to the development of many commercial products and services. The products created with the help of NASA are referred to as spinoffs. Examples of these spinoffs include infrared ear thermometers, scratch-resistant lenses and invisible braces.
How were NASA involved?
NASA Advanced Ceramics Research worked to develop a translucent material called polycrystalline alumina. It is a ceramic that is stronger than steel and has smooth, round properties to prevent breakage.
It also has light-absorbing properties, which make it almost clear; perfect for subtle teeth straightening! This material was originally used by NASA as protection for the infrared antennae on heat-seeking missile trackers.
In 1986, dental companies were searching for a strong, transparent material that could be used for teeth straightening treatments. After putting forward this material as an option, they both worked together to develop the first invisible braces. In 1987, the first invisible bracket braces were introduced and have been in demand ever since.
Invisible braces in Victoria have come a long way since their introduction to the dental market in the 1980s and now there are more options to straighten your teeth than ever before. The original style of the invisible brace, including invisible brackets, is still available, but now there are more adapted and evolved options available.
At Hermes London Dental Clinic, instead of choosing to have fitted braces, you may choose to have invisible braces in Victoria. They are strong and effective, as well as offering you ultimate flexibility to suit your lifestyle. Invisible braces in Victoria are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want, whenever you want. As well as this, many people experience much shorter treatment times, as we usually recommended them for less severe teeth alignment issues.
They are becoming the teeth straightening system of choice for many of our patients who prefer to straighten their teeth subtly.
Give Hermes London Dental Care a call today and get yourself a small piece of NASA history with invisible braces in Victoria.