The Technologies That Are Re-Shaping Orthodontics
With this fast-moving technological world, advancements have been made in the field of orthodontics and new techniques are being used to achieve better and faster results.
Most orthodontists have strived to provide the most cutting-edge treatment options for most patients.
You may have possibly heard of headgear, retainers, traditional braces and Invisalign. This article is going to give you information on other technologies that are re-shaping orthodontics.
Here are some of the technologies currently used to provide better orthodontic services:
This is the world’s leading digital camera that is used inside the mouth. This camera has an impression-less scanner that removes the need for the physical impression which can be time-consuming and messy.
The scanner can also create a 3D model of the patient’s teeth and this helps orthodontists to come up with a custom treatment plan for each patient. There is no radiation of any kind involved throughout this process since it is a video camera with three dimensions.
These braces may look similar to the traditional braces because they are made up of a wire and clear brackets, but they work differently. They are ‘self-ligating’ braces since they use the slide mechanism to straighten teeth instead of tightening the bracket on each tooth to the wire to move them.
The treatment time of these braces is faster compared to the traditional braces, sometimes by months and they are more comfortable.
These braces look different from the traditional braces because you cannot see them at all. They are lingual braces as they are attached to the teeth on the tongue side. This means that your teeth can be straightened without having a metal mouth.
Insignia Custom Smile Design
This technology uses sophisticated computer software and impression-less scanners to create a digital model for your teeth. It also develops a treatment plan with complete brackets and wires specifically made for you.
Insignia design derives its power from its ability to create personalized treatment and patients that have used this technology feel more comfortable and see faster results compared to traditional braces.
Bite Turbos and Bite Props
Bite Turbos and Bite Props are temporary and small appliances as opposed to a comprehensive system of braces. They are attached to individual teeth when the patient has both the bottom and top braces at the same time.
They prevent the patient from biting off the lower braces using the upper teeth which could increase the treatment time and visits to the orthodontist. Bite Props are placed to the biting surface of the back teeth while Bite Turbos are placed on the back of the front teeth. The treatment time significantly reduces when Bite Turbos and Bite Props are used.
Brasik combines most of the technologies and aforementioned treatments to provide the best results in the shortest time possible. Most of the patients that choose the Brasik treatment option finish their treatment in between six and eight months.
Brasik treatment combines the use of Damon system braces, Impression-less scanning, insignia customization and other technologies to provide a super-fast and super safe orthodontic treatment.
Digital X-rays and 3D Dental Imaging
Orthodontists enjoy a lot of benefits that come with digital x-rays. This is because they allow them to have better quality and a detailed look at the structure of the mouth. And since it is digital, the images can be accessed immediately by the orthodontist meaning there is no more waiting for the images to be created.
Another plus to this digital x-rays and 3D dental imaging is that there is less radiation. The 3D Dental Imaging can also create 3D mages of the teeth and provide a full set of x-rays in one 360 degrees scan.
Orthodontics of the Future
In as much as orthodontic treatments and orthodontics, in general, is rapidly changing, many of the basics remain the same. A certified orthodontist Dr. Loo is a skilled doctor with a dedicated team to make the patient’s experience and treatment exceed their expectations.
The patient needs to understand orthodontic care before making decisions on any treatment options given to them by their orthodontists. Doing some research to know the pros and cons of the plan is necessary so that you can have alternatives as well.