You may already know by now that orthodontic treatment comes in various forms. Gone are the days when metal braces were the only option for treatment. These days, your options include clear braces, clear aligners and much more. Many adults seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. Similarly, children and teenagers can also undergo treatment for a number of reasons. Technology is rapidly changing orthodontic treatment for the better, and you can learn more about how below.
Computer simulation has drastically enhanced the success of orthodontic treatment. It’s commonly used in the Invisalign® treatment system in order to create the clear overlay templates known as aligners. The computer simulation allows for ultimate precision and customization.
Faster Treatment Times
It used to be that orthodontic treatment took multiple years. Sometimes, this is still the case; however, thanks to the incredible advances that have been made in technology, treatment time can be shortened using a number of techniques.
As one example, a system known as AcceleDent® Aura uses vibration via SoftPulse Technology® in order to speed up the rate of tooth movement. This amazing advancement in technology has shown that it can move teeth up to 50% faster when used along with the orthodontic treatment plan.
Another option that allows for a faster treatment time is the Damon® system, which uses low-friction self-ligating brackets in combination with hi-tech light-force archwires in order to work its magic. The reduction in friction throughout the treatment process ultimately shortens the overall treatment time.
While these treatment options can be a bit more expensive, they are poised to one day become a more common part of the entire treatment process. As experts continue to better understand our cellular response to external stimuli, there are likely to be plenty more orthodontic treatment options as time goes by.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Appointment Today
To learn more about how technology has changed orthodontic treatment for the better, speak with the innovative experts at Nasser Children & Adult Orthodontics. We always aim to track and implement technological advances in the industry to offer our patients better results with safer, more customized methods and shorter treatment times.
Nasser Children & Adult Orthodontics has offices located in Bossier City and Shreveport. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your dream smile!