Orthodontic Fact #7 Some dental wires used in dental braces are activated by body heat and were developed by NASA.

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Orthodontic Fact #7 Some dental wires used in dental braces are activated by body heat and were developed by NASA.

The field of orthodontics is a specialized field of study that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth and correction of bite and jaw problems. Orthodontists receive a significant amount of training and expertise post dental school in the study of tooth alignment.

Braces are the basis and tool of choice when patients have a need for realigning the teeth. The science of orthodontia has evolved significantly in the last several decades. So much so, in fact, that some dental wires, developed by NASA, are used in braces are activated by body heat. This allows for an even more customized fit and execution of correction than even traditional braces can offer.

There are several types of braces

Metal Braces

There are the traditional metal braces with wires that are adjusted throughout treatment.  In general they can straighten teeth faster with more intensity.  Some are better for more severe misalignment. Plastic may be used in conjunction with metal braces or alone also with wires. There are also less visible than metal braces which are sometimes preferred by adults and older teens because they blend in. However others prefer the fun colors that can be added for fashion statement and fun

Invisalign

Invisalign is a plastic aligner that fits over the teeth. They are easily removable and washable and great for minor adjustments. The invisibility of the liners is a plus for adult patients

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed on inside of teeth. They too are unseen by others.

Orthodontic Consultation

Adults and children as young as 7 can benefit from an orthodontic consultation.  There have been many technological advances in the field of orthodontics.  These include digital imaging and three dimensional x-rays allow for custom fit like never before possible. Some patients may be candidates for accelerated treatment and bracing.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

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14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585
https://drpapandreas.com/

Orthodontic Fact #7 Some dental wires used in dental braces are activated by body heat and were developed by NASA.

 

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