Traditional metal braces still remain a much practiced teeth straightening treatment, but there are now many alternatives available. Braces such as Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic braces and lingual braces have seen a boom in popularity as an increasing number of people look for a more discreet solution to achieving the perfect smile. However, as these teeth straightening methods are still not as well-known as metal braces, it’s no surprise that people have a lot of questions before, during and after treatment is complete. Luckily, through technology, there are many ways to learn about and stay on track with your braces treatment.
Long gone are the days where the only way to learn about and stay on track with your braces treatment was to visit your orthodontist. As technology develops and the world continues to revolve around digital, we have more opportunity than ever before to track the progress of our teeth straightening treatment, learn from and connect with other people currently wearing braces.
My Invisible Smile
One of the best examples of technology helping people to stay on track with their treatment and interact with others is the app that was recently launched by Invisalign. The app, called ‘My Invisalign Smile’, is designed to be a digital companion to support anyone that is experiencing Invisalign teeth straightening. Its features allow you to:
- Capture your story – capture consistently placed shots of your smile throughout treatment.
- See the difference – by taking a series of pictures, you can see how your teeth have moved, create time lapse videos and even compare images side by side.
- Stay on track – this allows you to tailor the app to your treatment, prompting you to change your aligners every two weeks, or reminding you of your next orthodontic appointment, providing you with timely support and guidance.
- Share your smile – this allows you to post your new smile photos, sharing your transformation with friends, family and other Invisalign patients. You can also upload time lapse videos to show the progress of your treatment.
As well as following our own progress when wearing braces, technology also enables us to follow the treatment of other people undergoing teeth straightening treatment. As teeth straightening treatments such as Invisalign continue to increase in popularity, more and more people are deciding to blog about their experiences to help inform other people undergoing the same treatment, or seriously thinking about visiting an orthodontist.
As well as writing about their experiences, the internet makes it really easy for people to post pictures and videos of their teeth straightening progress and results, as well as reply to comments on their posts, providing more useful help and advice for their readers or viewers.
As orthodontic technology continues to evolve and grow in popularity, using advanced technology to generate impressive teeth straightening results, it’s no surprise that people have many questions, wanting to learn more about the range of options available when it comes to wearing braces. Technology - the internet and the use of social media sites in particular - makes it very easy for people to find the information that they are looking for, help them to make treatment choices and gain a better understanding of the treatment they are undergoing.
To find out more about teeth straightening and invisible braces, you can visit the Oldham Orthodontics website, or to book a free consultation, call us today on 0161 622 0987.