2D and 3D Braces (Forestadent)
In 1984 the 2D-Brace and 3D-Brace that were both developed by J. Philippe, were launched onto the market. These simply-constructed braces could be stuck directly onto the lingual surfaces of the teeth without the need for any time-consuming positioning process in the laboratory.
There are four types available: a medium Twin Brace, a narrow Single-Wing for lower front teeth, a wide Twinbracket and a bracket with 3 lugs so that it can be suspended from elastic chains and can better control the position of the teeth.
Forestadent lingual braces are available as a 2D option for simple cases and as a 3D option for more complicated ones. They are of an extremely flat construction, which is very good from the point of view of patient comfort. Something that all the Forestadent braces have in common is that they are the most suitable ones for light to medium treatment of the front teeth. So, they represent a cost-effective and simple alternative to more expensive products from other competitors.
However, these braces are not so suitable for complex treatment involving extractions, crossbite, dysgnathia surgery, etc.