The Evolution of Orthodontic Treatment
What was once a pain, is now more seamless and pain-free than ever before.
If you were around 20 years ago or think back to any of your favorite childhood movies, one of the cast members probably wore braces. Like any industry, those who specialize in orthodontics have spent a great deal of time perfecting dental hardware, equipment and processes. These industry advancements have helped patients achieve their perfect smile in shorter timeframes and without much discomfort.
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, don’t hesitate or prolong the process due to uncertainty or preconceived notions based on experiences decades ago. Below are some of the tops ways orthodontic treatment has advanced over the years.
Before banding, our team of dentists take a personal approach in getting to know their patients and developing a treatment plan to fit their specific needs. Shortly after a consultation, your dental team will review every phase of the treatment and will answer all questions before getting started with the first treatment. Once banded, we also offer customizable brackets and colored bands that allow you to show-off your own personality and smile.
Say goodbye to huge silver braces and brackets! While silver braces with the traditional brackets and wires still exist today, they have been significantly modified to help you feel your best. Our orthodontists use smaller brackets and larger appliances such as headgear are less frequently used.
With the use of modern technology and smaller equipment, braces are much more comfortable today than in years past. Additionally, adjustments are less abrasive, don’t take as long, and often are not as frequent as they were 10 years ago.
There are also more options today, such as Invisalign® – a clear alignment alternative that let’s you live your life with limited interruptions. Similar to traditional braces, your orthodontist will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. There are no wires or elastics to tighten or adjust, you simply pick up a new set of aligners at your dental visits.