Improvements to orthodontic technology have been made to make orthodontic treatment over time. By investing in modern materials, tools, and techniques, your treatment can be made more comfortable and effective. For example, nickel-titanium-alloy arch wires instead of steel wires can reduce maintenance. The use of imaging technology can provide precision impressions of your teeth and jaw structures. Technological tools like iTero can replace the need of using physical and messy molds to take an impression of your teeth and gums.
Imaging technology can produce precise and vivid images of your teeth, mouth, and gums. More traditional methods of taking a physical impression of teeth involved making patients bite into molds. The experience of biting into a sloppy mold could be an unpleasant sensation. Physical molds are also not very exact, so creating treatment based on their dimensions is not very precise. Digital images are more comfortable for the patient, and much more precise ways to create customized treatment.
Traditionally, brackets used with braces were metal. The brackets were quite noticeable. Tooth-colored ceramic brackets can be color-matched to the color of your teeth. Ceramic brackets create a more seamless, blended appearance for the braces. Some patients are eligible for treatment from Invisalign, which implements nearly invisible plastic aligners. The aligners are a cosmetically more appealing to many people because they are hardly noticeable when worn.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to move teeth into more symmetrical positions. This repositioning requires a shift in the bone and tissues of the jaw. Typically, this shift can take up to two years to complete. Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics allows that treatment to be completed in almost half of that time. The system stimulates growth and formation around your teeth, allowing for a speedier treatment.
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Investments in technology improve orthodontic treatment. Schedule a consultation with Lake Country Orthodontics by calling (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.