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Broomfield Orthodontist Trends to Look for in 2018

January 4, 2018

The new year is upon us, and with it comes a collection of new Orthodontic trends that everyone in Broomfield needs to be aware of. There are a whole host of new processes to be aware of that have made the process of receiving orthodontic care a much more accessible and less invasive procedure. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the trends in Orthodontic procedures to be aware of with the start of the new year.

Discrete Procedures

The traditional notion of orthodontic procedures usually evokes the image of large amounts of wire and metal. The introduction of Invisalign procedures has turned the concept of braces on its head, as individuals can now receive the same corrective action without having to have metal hardware fixed to their teeth.

Invisalign aligners are essentially invisible, removable trays that fit in the mouth to gently and elegantly guide teeth to their desired position. They allow a person to receive the same level of care that traditional braces provide but without the intrusive mouthwear that accompanies it. Orthodontists are trending towards using Invisalign procedures more and more, as people see the value of straightening their smile without having to announce it to the world.

Improvements in Comfort

Recent developments in the orthodontic field have allowed practitioners the ability to deliver high quality oral adjustments without the pain of intrusive and uncomfortable procedures. Traditionally, braces have demanded a lot out of a person’s mouth, creating a higher level of discomfort regarding the implementation of such treatments.

By opting for Invisalign procedures, you are able to improve your smile without tearing your hair out in agony in the process. Invisalign aligners are made up of BPA-free plastic that are slick and very comfortable to wear. They give you the benefit of teeth-straightening, all while allowing you to avoid the irritation and invasiveness of braces.

An additional benefit of opting for an Invisalign procedure is that you have the option of removing the hardware whenever you want or need. Traditional braces are affixed to a person’s teeth, and remain in the place until the completion of the treatment. Invisalign gives you the advantage of being able to eat without having to adjust and intensively clean your device afterwards.

Increase in the Number of Adults Seeking Treatment

In the past, orthodontic treatments were typically thought of as a process that only children went through. The idea of braces on an adult seemed antithetical to adulthood itself, as it carried the image of adolescence. The rise of treatments such as Invisalign have contributed to a rise in the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatments. Between the years of 2010 and 2012, American and Canadian orthodontists saw a 14 percent rise in the number of adults seeking treatment, according to a study by the American Association of Orthodontists survey of AAO members.

There are a variety of reasons why adults are seeking more orthodontic services. Beyond the obvious improvements in the quality of treatment and options offered, adults are receiving more orthodontic treatments because they have the disposable income to improve their smile.

As services become more convenient, adults are seeing the value in improving their smile, as it is now a much more accessible process to go through. Adults that are re-entering the dating world are also seeking services as a way to improve their appearance to prospective suitors.

Invisalign procedures have made it much more accessible and approachable for adults to seek orthodontic treatment, as it provides a valuable service while also being incredibly discreet. A person no longer has to announce to the world that they are receiving orthodontic treatment. As a result, more adults are seeing the benefit of improving their smile.

Additionally, as the world becomes more image conscious due to the rise of social media, we can expect to see a continued increase in the number of adult individuals seeking orthodontic services, and this is no different for orthodontists in Broomfield.

Convenient Procedures and Devices

Going along with the idea that you can receive orthodontic treatment without having to sacrifice the appearance of your teeth, we can expect to see a rise in the number of convenient devices and procedures for people in 2018. Convenience isn’t something that is typically associated with orthodontic procedures, as it is a process that can seem invasive and a total inconvenience.

That is no longer the case with the rise in popularity of things such as Invisalign. The convenience of being able to remove your teeth straightening device is something that should continue to rise in popularity with the advent of the new year. The obvious benefit of being able to remove your device whenever you need will be apparent to anyone who is need of orthodontic treatment.

If you are going out on the town or have a special occasion to attend to, you can remove your Invisalign device for the evening and not have to worry about conversing with associates with the presence of braces or other orthodontic devices. Previously, orthodontic devices were often a burden and cumbersome. This is no longer the case with the popularity of Invisalign, and should be kept in mind whenever you are considering seeking teeth-straightening treatment.

In the past, seeking orthodontic procedures meant a total shift in regards to your oral care habits. Invisalign offers the same results without having to completely alter how you care for your teeth. This invisible device allows you to visit your orthodontist much less frequently than you would with traditional braces. On average, visits to the orthodontist are required about once every six weeks. It also doesn’t require additional flossing or maintenance, as the Invisalign device is very easy to clean by comparison.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding Invisalign treatments or have any questions regarding orthodontic services, contact Prentice Orthodontics and one of our smiling associates will be happy to assist you. We look forward to serving you and providing the best care for your teeth in the new year.