What Are Digital Braces?

What Are Digital Braces?
Posted on 02/19/2018
What Are Digital Braces?

At Shults Orthodontics, we strive to offer the latest in orthodontic technology so that we can give all our patients the most efficient and convenient orthodontic treatment possible. Helping you successfully achieve your most beautiful smile is our priority and our advanced orthodontics and braces allow us to take the next step in accomplishing that. One of these incredibly helpful technological advances that your Wellington, FL orthodontist will be able to offer you is Insignia digital braces. We hope you’ll take the time to learn what they can do for you!

What Is Insignia?

Insignia digital braces are essentially a form of custom braces. They’re designed and manufactured using CAD-CAM (computer aided design – computer aided manufacturing) technology and are created specifically for a patient’s unique teeth and treatment needs. Because the braces are unique to a patient, they can be much more efficient. In fact, these digital braces can typically reduce a patient’s treatment time by about 25 percent!

One of the other unique aspects of Insignia digital braces is that you’ll essentially start with the end already in sight. With its software, you’ll be able to see your finished result of the orthodontics before you even put the braces on! By being able to use this advanced computer technology, your Wellington, FL orthodontist will be able to help ensure the accuracy of the treatment.

How Do Digital Braces Work?

The Insignia digital braces procedure follows these steps:

  • First, we’ll generate a 3-D computer model of your teeth – a sort of digital blueprint.
  • Each tooth can then be digitally manipulated through this model into figuring out how to give you your best smile possible.
  • After we’ve achieved an optimal smile for you, we’ll place virtual braces on the model of the teeth.
  • When these virtual brackets are in place, we’ll revert the model’s teeth back to their present positions. This will guarantee that the brackets will be in the places needed to get you your desired smile.
  • To help make sure that the brackets are placed exactly the same as they are on the model, we’ll create clear plastic templates to help place the brackets onto your teeth in just the right spots.
  • Custom wires will then be made that will gently bring your teeth to their desired locations.

Contact Your Wellington, FL Orthodontist!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Wellington, FL digital braces, we encourage you to contact us. We at Shults Orthodontics will be glad to help you in any way that we possibly can! If you’d like to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, feel free to fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to see you soon and help find the perfect orthodontic treatment for you!