If you’ve had orthodontic work done in the past, you may have an outdated opinion of it. As the world’s technology has changed, so has the technology of orthodontics services. The last 20 years have seen dramatic changes in the comfort and convenience offered in this industry.
Allow us to introduce you to modern orthodontics services and technologies.
Today’s metal braces are nothing like those used in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Modern metal braces are stronger, smaller, and have a lower profile, making them much more comfortable than braces of the past.
You’re less likely to experience struggles like cut cheeks and gums or frequent tightening that hurts your mouth. Today’s braces are self-litigating, so they don’t need ties or ligatures, meaning less friction and fewer adjustments, leaving you much more comfortable.
Orthodontic treatments used to take a really, really, really long time. In fact, many adults are still avoiding getting the smile they’ve always dreamed of because they think they’ll be stuck going to orthodontic appointments for years. However, that isn’t the case anymore. Recent technology advances have made it quicker than ever to straighten your teeth with braces or Invisalign.
The precision of the newer technology allows for a speedier alignment experience with fewer office visits than ever before. In a world where more people than ever want quick results in their busy lives, orthodontics is catching up with that desire.
Braces used to be large metal brackets that people couldn’t help but notice in your mouth. That’s not the case anymore. You can still opt for metal braces, but they’re much more attractive with smaller brackets and thinner wires. Self-ligating braces come in metal options and clear. They have even smaller brackets than traditional braces.
Clear ceramic braces are a more recent option that’s gaining popularity. They are made from durable, translucent materials that blend into your teeth. This makes them much less noticeable than metal braces. There’s also the option of clear aligners like Invisalign. These are smooth, clear plastic trays that are almost impossible for people to see.
Modern braces are smaller and thinner than their previous versions, making it easier to care for them and keep them clean. There are fewer restrictions on food choices with modern braces, which people everywhere can enjoy. Plus, there are fewer office visits required, making orthodontic treatments easier to fit into your schedule.
For the ultimate convenience, you can opt for Invisalign. These aligners are taken out when eating or drinking, allowing you to indulge in whatever foods you desire. Plus, your oral hygiene routine will be more similar to what you were doing before, with a slight uptick in brushing frequency.
Digital treatment planning and diagnostic equipment make it much easier for orthodontists to evaluate your teeth and come up with a customized treatment plan to get you the smile you deserve. Options like digital X-rays are safer than previous versions for added peace of mind.
For patients using Invisalign, you can see digital 3D models of your mouth to see realistic images of what each stage of your treatment will look like, including your end results. Plus, the treatment of individual teeth can be perfected with today’s technological advances.
Today’s orthodontics is nothing like what you or your parents experienced in high school. Braces and aligners have never been more convenient, quick, or effective than they are today.
If you want to get started on your customized treatment plan, book a consultation with us today. Our team is ready to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.