To make orthodontic treatment easier and more convenient, orthodontists have taken advantage of modern technology and have improved orthodontics over time. With the many advancements orthodontics has made, patients will have the best and most successful smile-alignment process possible. Some changes that orthodontics has made include:
Orthodontic appliances now are better looking
Back in the day, braces were made of stainless steel and were glued to the front surfaces of the teeth. Now, you have many appliance options that are more attractive, like ceramic braces, which use tooth-colored brackets and wires to provide a more natural look while you align your teeth. There are also Damon braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® available.
Orthodontic appliances now have better performance and less pain
Because braces used to be made out of stainless steel, they would stretch and wear out, requiring the orthodontist to replace and tighten the braces often. Now, many orthodontists are using appliances that are made of nickel or copper titanium, which are beneficial materials that put pressure on the brackets and move the teeth through natural body heat.
Orthodontic appliances now offer more options for different needs
Some people have minor alignment issues while others have major alignment issues, which means that the smiles can’t all be fixed with the same appliance. Today, there are options available that can help with every type of orthodontic situation. In fact, there are removable appliances and aligners for smaller smile issues while there are different colored and positioned braces for bigger smile issues.
As you can see, orthodontics in New York, New York, is better and more successful today than ever before! If you’re interested in learning more or if you would like to know if orthodontic treatment is the right choice for you, please call Celenza, Frank DDS, PC today at 212-327-2623 and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Frank Celenza. We are more than happy to help you!