Israeli Company Offers Major Breakthrough In Orthodontics Technology

Orthodontics Technology

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Recent breakthroughs in dental procedures have patients visiting their dentist more now than ever before. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most sought after skills in today’s world with a bright, white, even smile being sought after by everyone.

Traditionally the procedure to straighten teeth would include the application of unsightly and uncomfortable appliances, but a company in Israel is changing all of that. Aerodentis has developed a method of straightening teeth that does not involve metal or wires at all, but rather uses a balloon type method to push the teeth into place. Orthodontists who have tried the new device say that it is better for their patients as it causes much less harm to the teeth and gums than traditional straightening methods. The device is worn only at night, which is especially preferable to adults who do not wish to have braces on their teeth.

The patient is custom fitted with the device at their dentist office after which the dentist will determine the patients’ course of treatment. After their treatment has been programmed into the devices computer the patient will take the mouthpiece and small computer home with them where they will use the mouthpiece only at night while sleeping (or 10 hours each day as required). Patients using the device have reported no disturbance of their sleep patterns, once they get used to the device being in their mouth.

The success of the new device is exciting to those in the United States who are conducting trails now for FDA approval. The new technology promises to shorten the amount of time it would take to straighten teeth using traditional methods, does less harm to teeth due to the lack of metal appliances in the mouth, and allows for proper dental hygiene while the teeth are being straightened.

As the demand for cosmetic procedures continue to rise new technologies are continually being developed to fulfill the demand. Regenerative techniques to help repair damaged teeth, gel materials for filling cavities, and pulsed ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new teeth are just a few of the things we have to look forward to as medical science continues to break through traditional barriers.