Dentistry, in general, has been evolving in the past decades, and patients are benefiting from state-of-the-art technology used to treat orthodontic issues. As treatment options keep advancing, we are looking at exciting new possibilities.
At LifeSmile Orthodontics, your Midlothian orthodontist, we always strive to learn the best techniques and treatment practices to ensure that our patients have the best treatment plans. Here are some of the latest orthodontic technologies which are designed to make treatments easier, more effective, and beneficial for both patients and orthodontists.
3D imaging using CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) is much more effective than 2D technologies like X-rays to determine a patient’s facial structure before orthodontic treatments. This allows doctors to see in great detail where they have to intervene and how intense the treatment should be, all with great accuracy.
Smile Design Software
With Digital Smile Design software, Dr. Ilaf Mawaldi can create a simulation of what the patient’s teeth will look like after orthodontic treatment. It helps create an exact image of the result, which motivates patients to undergo necessary treatments and attend all appointments.
For patients with minor tooth alignment issues, Invisalign in Midlothian, VA is a fantastic orthodontic treatment. It requires the patient to wear clear aligners that are designed to perfectly fit the mouth and generate enough pressure to gently align the teeth. They are virtually invisible, removable, and allow the patient to brush, floss, and eat without altering their current lifestyle. Invisalign clear aligners also reduce the number of sessions needed for adjusting the alignment of the teeth.
Ceramic braces are designed to function just as traditional metal braces do while giving the patient a more natural appearance. They match the color of the patient’s teeth and are made of durable ceramic. Young adult patients in particular, as well as those working in certain professions, prefer ceramic braces for their discreet appearance.
OrthoPulse is a portable medical device that generates near-infrared light aimed to stimulate the jaw bone and the teeth, making them more malleable while the patient undergoes orthodontic treatment. As a result, the treatment plan is reduced to a shorter amount of time, and results are seen more quickly. Another advantage is that the patient can apply the treatment at home, for just 10 minutes a day.
Correct and Improve Your Smile With LifeSmile Orthodontics
As you can see, there are plenty of treatment options that not only break the boundaries of what doctors can do for patients with orthodontic problems but also improve dentistry in general by opening new doors in terms of innovation and patient care.
We at LifeSmile Orthodontics embrace new technologies and constantly upgrade our expertise to offer the best to our patients. We regularly use technologies like Digital Smile Design, Invisalign, and ceramic braces in Midlothian, VA, and already have plenty of experience performing these treatments.
We are eager to meet you and help you improve your smile and overall oral health.