So computers touch everything we do daily – why not orthodontics? Check out this article, Taking the Guesswork Out of Braces, that discusses the various 3D graphic computer programs that some orthodontists are using to refine and improve the way your braces can work. It’s truly a one-size-does-not-fit-all world.
You may want to ask your orthodontist about:
SureSmile – a computerized treatment planning process that customizes the shaping of the arch-wire
OrthodCAD IQ – a computerized system that fine-tunes bracket placement
3M Unitek’s Incognito – a entire computer-customized lingual (back-side of teeth) braces system
Insignia – another computerized orthodontic planning system that focuses on custom brackets, bracket placement and computerized arch-wire shaping
Here’s wishing you shorter and less-frequent appointments with great results!