Orthodontists around the country are raving about Orem Invisalign. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a new method of teeth alignment that has a lot of practical application in orthodontic management. The University College London Hospitals define orthodontic management along the lines of,
“Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of abnormalities in these areas to produce healthy, functional bite; creating greater resistance to disease and improving dentofacial appearance.”
In the field of orthodontic management, there are a number of ways that teeth can be aligned to achieve what orthodontic management is aiming for. Here’s a look at some of the practices involved.
Regular and Clear Brackets
When people think of braces from the orthodontist, they invariably think of these. The regular ones are usually metal and they tend to be less than visually pleasing. The clear brackets were developed to be more agreeable to the eye, but even so, the discomfort that some clients feel does not go away. The adjustment time and effort required to make the inevitable alterations make these heavily undesirable, in addition to their obvious downside as being seen as unattractive. There have been improvements into the field of aesthetic dental brackets, but as J. S. Russell notes,
“…aesthetic brackets are not without their disadvantages.”
Again, this could be put down to the sheer amount of work that is needed to fine-tune these instruments and the discomfort caused to the patient.
These are installed along the inner face of the tooth and as such do not present a metal glare to the world when the patient smiles. This seems to combat the problem of being unattractive because the smile itself is unhindered. However, the amount of time required for adjustment increases, as well as discomfort to the patient in some cases. In any case, they are much better at being inconspicuous than brackets, but come at the cost of increased maintenance time.
Orem Invisalign is one of the latest innovations in the world of invisaline orthodontics. These are transparent alignment braces that are customized for use by each client, ensuring that discomfort is a thing of the past. They are relatively simple to install and are attractive as a means of tooth alignment. They can even be removed from the mouth at any time without the assistance of an orthodontist. Like all wonder-instruments, they do come with downsides. Because these are custom made for each individual, the cost of manufacture is high and the amount of time required for alignment to be completed is increased. Although not as efficient as brackets, they are far more socially acceptable.
New Treatment Methods
As time passes, treatment methods for orthodontic management will change and evolve. Recently, the innovation of self-locking brackets (which remove the need for elastic band adjustment that is required in traditional regular and clear brackets) have increased the efficiency of the bracket treatment. Unfortunately, it has done little for the discomfort and aesthetics of the particular treatment method.
In the future, we hope to see the development of methods that incorporate great treatment times with attractive methodology to produce an overall method that is affordable, effective and efficient in its delivery. It may seem like a pipe dream, but technological advances have already shown us that traditional brackets can be more efficient. It is only a matter of time before we find ways to make Orem Invisalign and other types of this technology affordable and even more efficient than they already are. Lowering the time it takes for orthodontics to take effect is an important part of seeing the profession move forward and as it stands, many orthodontists have answered the call for innovation and invention in the field.