Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years, with new options for straightening teeth becoming available. One of the most popular options is the use of removable clear aligners, made popular by Invisalign, which are a clear and easy to remove and offer a very different experience to orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. Today, these clear aligners can be fabricated in office with hands-on guidance from your orthodontist. This is an exciting evolution in orthodontic treatment options.
Clear aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and are worn over the teeth to gradually shift them into the desired position. The aligners are removable, which means that patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss their teeth, making it more comfortable for the patient and can be a more convenient treatment option.
One of the newest developments in orthodontic treatment is the use of 3D printing technology in the office to create these removable clear aligners. This technology allows orthodontists to create a digital model of the patient’s teeth and create aligners that are tailored to fit their unique needs. 3D printing technology allows for a more accurate production of the aligners, resulting in a faster and more efficient treatment process. A digital model of the teeth is used when planning treatment, allowing for a more precise fit and better control of the treatment outcome with removable clear aligners.
Escott Orthodontics in Orlando has 3D printers on-site in our own in-house lab to allow for fabrication of custom clear aligners for our patients. The aligners are made in the practice, with hands-on planning and design from our orthodontists. Aligners are then delivered to our patients as part of their orthodontic treatment plan. Our doctors then monitor our patients as they progress through the aligners, ensuring treatment is successful and the patient accomplishes his or her goals.
The treatment with 3D printed clear aligners can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and overbite/underbite. It’s also appropriate for both adults and children. They can be an effective option for those looking to straighten their teeth for the first time, as well as patients who simply need to touch up a little shifting after forgetting to wear their retainer for a while. It’s important to note that while clear aligners are a great option for orthodontic treatment, they may not be the best solution for everyone. Some problems are better corrected with clear aligners, while others are better corrected with braces. Your orthodontist will be able to determine if clear aligners are the best option for you after a thorough examination of your teeth and bite.
Orthodontic treatment with removable clear aligners made in the practice with 3D printing technology is an exciting and rapidly developing option for straightening teeth. It offers the comfort and convenience of removable clear aligners for the patient, while providing the advantage of being fabricated in-house with hands-on design from your doctor for a wonderful treatment outcome and convenient production of the aligners for each patient. If you are looking for orthodontic treatment options in Central Florida, start with a free consultation at Escott Orthodontics to learn more about your treatment options. You can schedule a consultation online HERE, or send us your own photos to learn more from home HERE.