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first braces in history

A few years ago, only children used to wear orthodontics, and oral problems in adult health were not usually corrected. Nowadays there is no age limit to solve any alignment and bite problems.

In the mid-19th century, braces were multiband appliances, consisting of a metal ring that covered each tooth in the mouth, as well as a series of complicated wires. To correct a dental malposition or improve the smile, it was necessary to suffer from uncomfortable braces and, in many cases, painful since they produced many sores, due to rubbing on the soft tissues of the mouth.

 

,The evolution of orthodontic appliances has been amazing in the last two decades. As in many other branches of science there have been spectacular advances where innovation in techniques and materials seems to have no end. Technological development, especially in the 3D digital world, has been a great leap.

Today, it is possible to make a three-dimensional map of our mouth with an intraoral photographic scanner, in just five minutes, we can simulate digitally the evolution of the alignment of our teeth according to the progress of orthodontic treatment.

This evolution represents a great improvement in orthodontic treatments in terms of efficiency, optimization of time and comfort for patients.

In addition, innovations in the digital world have allowed the possibility of designing and manufacturing, in a virtual and digital way, custom brackets for each clinical case. This technology, like the Itero 3D dental scanner, is used to a large extent for the manufacture of invisible aligners and for the manufacture of invisible lingual brackets, which require the highest precision in their individualized design and manufacture.

Orthodontics evolution

Do you remember wearing orthodontic braces? At least you’ve probably met someone who has used them in the past. It is also likely that you associate these people or your own experience with various anecdotes. They include, as protagonists: mouth sores or chronic pain due to the pressure of the brackets, right? Or raised braces when eating an inconvenient food (candy, for example). And, without a doubt, difficulties in daily cleaning.

History has changed for many people who require orthodontics to improve their teeth or beautify their smile. In the brackets, metal hooks have been replaced by rubbers and harmful materials for increasingly sophisticated and innocuous.

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What advantages of modern orthodontics are here to stay?

Devices for each and everyone who needs it. There is a type of orthodontics for every need or oral problem. Your treating orthodontist will suggest which option will provide the best results.

Aesthetics

Statistically, it is proven that the value of aesthetics is very high for most patients. These, without hesitation, go to orthodontics to look and feel better. For this reason, the demand for invisible braces or transparent materials has multiplied.

Shorter Treatments

Techniques have improved in such a way that treatments require less time to correct dental problems.

The Intraoral scanner with which the initial study of each case is carried out. Its immediacy and the realism of 3D technology makes it easier to explain the diagnosis and the different treatment possibilities to our patients, allowing them to understand exactly what their situation is and what we are going to do throughout the treatment.

As an added advantage for the patient, it avoids the minor discomforts and discomforts typical of traditional plaster models, such as the unpleasant remains that were previously in the mouth when casting.

The most modern technologies allow us to improve patient care and obtain the best results, helping us to achieve our main objective: to use the latest techniques in our speciality, the most modern technologies and the highest specialization to obtain the best possible results today.

WHY INVISIBLE ALIGNERS?

Aligners work in a similar way to braces, using gradual force to control the movement of the teeth. But instead of being fixed in place with wires and metal brackets, they are removable. Aligners can be more comfortable for the mouth and gums, and they can also prevent tooth wear caused by bruxism. These are the general lines, but we can help you choose with a broader comparison.

First of all, we must bear in mind that invisible orthodontics must be changed between 7 and 10 days. This is due to the small corrections that are made to avoid traditional orthodontics. On the contrary, you will obtain visible results and you will progress much earlier.

Both align the teeth. This detail may seem very obvious, but with the breadth of available treatments, you can become confused. Afterward, the two of you effectively handle a wide variety of cases, no matter which one is yours. For example crowding, spacing, cross bite, deep bite and protrusion.

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How does invisible orthodontics make a difference?

  1. It allows you to eat any type of food.
  2. You can withdraw it whenever you want.
  3. Allows you to enjoy virtually invisible tooth alignment.
  4. It allows you to brush and floss normally, for better periodontal health.
  5. It is made of a soft and comfortable plastic material.
  6. Free up your schedule, reducing the frequency of office visits every 6-8 weeks.

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