At Hunter Family Orthodontics, we want you and your family to feel extra special with your smiles. That’s why we keep up with the latest advancements in orthodontic technology- from clear braces and Invisalign aligners to high-tech imaging systems – so you can look and feel your best!
Modern orthodontic technology is transforming the way we get our perfect smile. You can now get a beautiful one in less time than ever before – how great is that?
We know what a huge difference having your ideal smile can make, so keep reading to learn more about the exciting new orthodontic advancements.
What are the latest advancements in orthodontics?
The field of orthodontics is constantly evolving, and new advancements are being made all the time. Many exciting developments are happening in the world of orthodontics, from the latest methods of tooth straightening to new braces and even high-tech imaging systems.
Invisalign is an excellent option for those looking for a more discreet option to straighten teeth. This orthodontic treatment uses clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth, shifting them into desired positions without needing brackets or wires. Because they are removable, you can take them out when needed – such as while eating, brushing or flossing – and put them back on when you’re done. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for about 20-22 hours each day, but putting them on and taking them off is simple.
High-Tech Imaging and Measurement Systems
High-tech imaging and measurement systems are revolutionizing how orthodontists diagnose and treat you. With 3D imaging technology, orthodontists can get an incredibly detailed look inside your mouth – from the shape of your teeth to the exact placement of braces. The technology uses a camera to map the inside of your mouth. Next, it creates a 3D model that can be used to plan treatments.
Having precise imaging is vital to develop treatment plans that can give you the most effective results in the shortest amount of time. These high-tech imaging systems are fast, non-invasive, and highly accurate.
Modern imaging systems can measure even the tiniest details within your mouth, whereas traditional xrays can only measure the surface.
Self-ligating braces are an orthodontic method that uses a mechanism to hold the archwire in place rather than using additional elastic or metal ties. With self-ligating braces, the archwire can move more freely and efficiently, resulting in a comfortable treatment process. They also don’t require much maintenance because they infrequently need readjusting.
These braces are usually small, giving you a comfortable and subtle treatment option. Since self-ligating braces don’t have elastics holding the wire in place, they’re easy to keep clean. This decreases your risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems.
What Are Other Advancements Underway for Orthodontic Care?
New imaging techniques such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are used to create more precise images of the teeth and bones in the mouth. CBCT is used to create 3D images of the jaw, which can then be used as a basis for diagnosis and treatment.
New materials such as shape memory alloys (SMAs) are being studied to see how they might be used in orthodontic treatments. Shape memory alloys are a type of metal alloy that can be programmed to remember their original shape and return to it when heated.
Get Precise, Accurate Orthodontic Care With Hunter Family Orthodontics
Are you ready to take the first step towards getting your dream smile? Look no further than Hunter Family Orthodontics. Our highly trained team is up-to-date with the latest advancements in orthodontics, so you can be sure that you are receiving precise and accurate care.
Giving our patients the best care means being on the cutting-edge of treatments and technologies. Contact us for your free consultation, and let’s make that beautiful smile a reality! We can’t wait to see what we can do for you and your family.