At Egger Orthodontics, our orthodontists bring you to the cutting edge of dental technology so that we can give you the best possible treatment for any tooth alignment problem you may have. We have come a long way from pre-rubber orthodontic practices, and our orthodontists no longer have to wind wires around each tooth. In the present day, more dental products are available for our patients than ever before, giving you both more options and healthier choices that can help keep you at the pinnacle of dental health.
Variety In Orthodontic Braces
Orthodontic technology grants our patients a wide selection when it comes to choosing what they put into their mouth to help with tooth realignment. Traditional braces have been around for some time, are fixed within the mouth, and use bonded brackets to gradually move your teeth into the proper position. Newer orthodontic advances have made these lighter, smaller, and show significantly less metal than in the past. They are more comfortable and can move teeth in a shorter period of time through the use of nickel and copper-titanium wires that can bend and tighten more naturally as your teeth shift.
Invisalign® braces are removable clear plastic aligners that can achieve the same result with more flexibility and subtlety. While they do require more dedication from you to make sure that you keep them in for most of the day, their removable nature is an impressive orthodontic achievement that permits our patients greater ease of use. What’s more, they are often less noticeable than the traditional option, offering an aesthetic advantage that many patients prefer. As new orthodontic technologies continue to develop, our patients will continue to receive more and more options for their tooth realignment needs.
Orthodontic Technology In Diagnosis
X-ray technology is still a relatively new invention that grants our orthodontists countless benefits as they seek to determine how best to help you with your dental health. Now that x-rays are digital, orthodontists can access them immediately and give prompt feedback. Cone beam x-rays can now provide a detailed set of results from a single 360-degree scan that creates intricate 3D images of your teeth. X-rays like these also give off less radiation than they used to.
Creating Better Braces
While orthodontists of the past had to create teeth molds manually, advances in orthodontic technology have made this process both faster and more foolproof. Scanners permit our orthodontists to create your teeth impressions digitally instead of manually. Once your mouth has been scanned, our orthodontist can view the results on the computer with you mere minutes later. These digital impressions are incredibly precise and substantially reduce the number of fitting issues that can arise by putting on braces for the first time.
The technologies that our orthodontists have access to grows on a yearly basis. Robotic wire bending technology makes the insertion of lingual braces much easier. Temporary anchorage devices have been developed to help shift the stubborn teeth that braces cannot move alone.
If you are interested in any of these orthodontic technologies and wish to learn more, call us today at 425.270.1616.
All of the staff members are consistently friendly and warm! They are wonderful with children (even the little sister that wanted to closely watch)! Dr. Egger and her staff are very gentle, knowledgeable and professional and spend quality time educating patients and family. We feel like we are getting excellent care!
- Kristina M.