Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, why would our mouths be any different. With Orthodontics we use modern technology to create an optimum bite that would have never been without intervention. That is only the beginning of technology’s influence on orthodontics, 3D x-rays and intraoral scanners bring a level of precision that could never be possible without them.
Braces are not the only means of achieving straight teeth, dental aligners have become a popular choice for people looking for straighter teeth without braces. Aligners work by gently moving your teeth into the desired position using a series of clear removable trays that you wear over your teeth. Because they are removable, they can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. Aligners are custom-made for each patient, based on a digital scan of their teeth. This means that the fit is precise and there is no need for uncomfortable braces wires or brackets.
Some orthodontists are now using intraoral scanners to take digital impressions of your teeth. This allows them to get an even more accurate picture where your teeth are current positioned so they can make a customized plan for you to have the smile you’ve longed for. This technology is called “digital impression” and it’s quickly becoming the new standard in orthodontics.
Using braces to fix your teeth used to be the only option available, but now there are many different types of braces to choose from. There are even braces that are clear or that match the color of your teeth! With all these improvements orthodontics is no longer the scary word it used to be.
If you would like to know how your life could be improved with straighter teeth and a more aligned bite contact your local Atlanta orthodontist Dr. Caroline Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics today!