Many of us have seen the pictures from many years ago when patients had braces that featured metal bands wrapping around every tooth and headgear was the primary method of treating anyone with an overbite.
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Has anything changed in the last 20 yearswhen it comes to orthodontic treatment? The simple answer is YES – most definitely! The list of changes is probably too long to consider in one blog post, but here are just 3 few of the most significant changes to orthodontics in the past few years:
- Prevalence of clear braces options including ceramic braces and Invisalign aligners
- 3D Scanning and printing
- Digital treatment planning and simulations
Let’s be honest, seeing a one or two year old sucking their thumb is kind of cute. It makes you want to pick up the baby and give it a big hug and a kiss. However, thumb sucking is not limited to infants and toddlers.
This may be the most common question I am asked as an orthodontist. In the digital world that we live in, we have all become accustomed to having things the minute or even the second we want them. While the average length of orthodontic treatment has been significantly reduced as a result of developments in technology over the years, orthodontic treatment is still measured in months and sometimes years, not in days or weeks. Continue reading
You may have been told by your orthodontist that your child needs a space maintainer to help make room for adult teeth that are still growing in. You might ask – Why wouldn’t there be enough room for the teeth that are growing in? Shouldn’t the adult teeth just be replacing the baby teeth that were already there? Continue reading
So your orthodontist said your child needs a palatal expander? Here is some helpful information to become familiar with what to expect moving forward.