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Orthodontics has made many advancements over time to give you the best and most comfortable experience possible. In fact, there are three specific advancements orthodontics has made over time, and those advancements are:

Orthodontic appliances now are better looking
In the past, braces were almost always made with stainless steel and they were attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Now, there are many different types of braces that are better looking, including ceramic braces, Damon Braces, and Invisalign®.

Orthodontic appliances now have better performance and less pain
Back in the day, braces needed to be replaced and tightened more frequently because of the stainless steel brackets and wires. Now, orthodontists have adopted the use of nickel or copper titanium wires that apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth using natural body heat.

Orthodontic appliances now offer more options for different needs
Today, there are many different varieties of braces and orthodontic appliances. Each one has their own way of improving the health and appearance of your smile, and they can also provide control, comfort, and convenience. Some appliances are cemented into place while others are removable. This gives you the option of straightening your teeth with an appliance of your choice.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontics in Ottumwa, Iowa, or if you have questions about how orthodontic treatment has improved over time, please feel free to call 641-682-8143 today and talk to your orthodontist, Dr. Dwayne Patritto, or a member of our friendly team. We are more than happy to help you!