When people think about technology, braces is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Technology has driven many developments in our lifetime so far, from smartphones to augmented reality. But, did you also know technology has been playing a role in improving orthodontic treatments?
Technology plays a role in the braces treatment process right from the beginning during the patient assessment. Traditionally, a physical impression is taken of your teeth to create a mould. This was a process that many patients did not like, as it was uncomfortable and unpleasant. Fortunately, orthodontists can now improve the patient experience with the iTero Scanner. The iTero Scanner has a small camera built in that takes hundreds of pictures of your teeth. The software then produces a digital 3D impression of your mouth and teeth using these pictures, eliminating the need for a mould! This allows orthodontists to more accurately examine your teeth and identify the necessary treatment. More importantly, it creates a stress-free process for patients!
To address the literal pain point of braces, laser therapy has been adapted to
When you take a step back and think about what the goal of braces are, it’s to move teeth into a straight and healthy alignment. We talked about the science behind braces and how the bone changes around your teeth to allow for tooth movement. Building on that, devices like PropelVPro5 and Propel
Thanks to these new options, you can think of braces as wearable technology. The treatment process is now more effective and efficient than we ever thought possible, making your braces experience that much better!
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