Orthodontic treatment is a great way to finally align your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams. Because this treatment is so beneficial, there have been many advancements over time to give you and your family members a better and more successful orthodontic experience. In fact, the many improvements that have been made include:
Orthodontic appliances now are better looking
In the past, braces were almost always made with stainless steel and they were attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Now, there are many different types of braces that are better looking, including ceramic braces, Damon Braces, and Invisalign®.
Orthodontic appliances now have better performance and less pain
Because the older braces were made of stainless steel, they would stretch and wear out, requiring the orthodontist to replace the braces or tighten them often. Now, more orthodontists have adopted the use of nickel and copper titanium for the wires. These wires apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth through natural body heat.
Orthodontic appliances now offer more options for different needs
In the past, patients only had the option of aligning their smile with metal braces. Now, patients have the ability to use different appliances for different needs. Some correct major alignment problems while others solve minor alignment problems. Some are glued to the fronts of the teeth but provide a natural appearance while others are glued to the backs of the teeth or are removable. Now, appliances are more attractive, effective, and durable.
If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontics in Gallup, New Mexico, so you can make the best decision for your smile, please call Ortho*Dental, Inc. today at 505-863-8100. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. , so you can see if orthodontics is the right choice for you!