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Orthodontics has made huge advancements over time just for your convenience! Now, when you align your smile, you will have the comfort, success, and convenience you deserve. Here are a few things that have improved over time to make that goal possible:

Orthodontic appliances now are better looking
In the past, braces were made of stainless steel and they were glued to the front surfaces of the teeth. Now, we have many different options that can give you a more pleasing look, like ceramic braces, which have tooth-colored brackets that provide a natural appearance. We also have Damon Braces and Invisalign®, which are appliances that are almost invisible.

Orthodontic appliances now have better performance and less pain
Because the older braces were made of stainless steel, they would stretch and wear out, requiring the orthodontist to replace the braces or tighten them often. Now, more orthodontists have adopted the use of nickel and copper titanium for the wires. These wires apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth through natural body heat.

Orthodontic appliances now offer more options for different needs
Recent orthodontic developments have made it possible to align the smile with a less-noticeable appliance. There are clear braces and aligners for those who wish to align their teeth without a metal-filled smile. Now, orthodontics are more attractive, effective, and durable.

Orthodontics in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is a great way to finally achieve the smile of your dreams, especially now that the appliances are better looking, more successful, more comforting, and just right for you. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call Blog and talk to your orthodontist, Dr. James Metcalf & Amit Lala, or a member of our team. All you need to do is dial 978-250-1961!