To give you the most successful and positive orthodontic experience possible, orthodontics has taken advantage of modern technology and has made the treatment process easier and better for everyone. Throughout time, orthodontics has made the following improvements:
Orthodontic appliances now are better looking
In the past, braces were made of stainless steel and they were glued to the front surfaces of the teeth. Now, we have many different options that can give you a more pleasing look, like ceramic braces, which have tooth-colored brackets that provide a natural appearance. We also have Damon Braces and Invisalign®, which are appliances that are almost invisible.
Orthodontic appliances now have better performance and less pain
With the latest improvements in technology today, braces and orthodontic appliances successfully align your smile without the pain, soreness, and discomfort that is familiar to many. In fact, some orthodontists have replaced the stainless steel appliance that tends to wear out and stretch with nickel or copper-titanium archwires. These arch wires can provide comfort and success by applying pressure to the brackets and moving the teeth through natural body heat.
Orthodontic appliances now offer more options for different needs
Nowadays, you have multiple options for aligning your smile. You can straighten your teeth with removable aligners, braces that are glued to the back of your teeth, natural-looking braces, and more. Now, appliances are more attractive, effective, and durable.
If you’re interested in aligning your smile after knowing all of the many improvements orthodontics has made over time, please feel free to call 972-563-1670 today and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Scott A. Ervin, at your earliest convenience. Our Scott A. Ervin DDS PA team is happy to meet with you and determine if orthodontic treatment is the right move for you!