Quiz: Modern Orthodontic Treatments

quiz-modern-orthodontic-treatmentsThanks to a variety of upgrades to the field of orthodontic treatment, you may be surprised at the kind of care you or your child will receive. One particularly visible improvement is in cosmetic orthodontics. You can enjoy a correction with less of an effect on how you look while your teeth are being adjusted. Even if you do not qualify for an Invisalign treatment, you can still control how much your appearance is affected by having tooth-colored brackets placed. These brackets use ceramic, and while they have less impact on how you look, they can offer comparable results to metal brackets. Digital imaging has also changed how your orthodontist can go about planning something like TMJ therapy.

Questions:

True Or False: Tooth-colored brackets are harder to see than metal brackets, but they are less effective at adjusting your teeth.

True Or False: Invisalign aligners can be removed whenever you need to eat or clean your teeth.

True Or False: Your orthodontist can use advanced digital imaging technology to examine you for problems like TMJ disorder.

Answers:

False! Tooth-colored brackets make a smaller change to your appearance than metal brackets, but they still offer comparable results when it comes to your corrective needs.

True! You can take your Invisalign aligners off of your teeth when you need to eat, or when you are cleaning your teeth. It is important to remember that if you spend too much time with them off, your timeline for completing treatment can be affected.

True! A digital scanner can produce an accurate enough image to help your orthodontist craft a device to help correct your TMJ issues.