We’re looking ahead towards the orthodontic treatment trends for 2021 so we’re staying on top of the industry’s developments for the benefit of our patients!
It’s pretty easy to see just how much orthodontic treatment has developed throughout recent years, and now that 2020 is coming to a close it’s important for our team to remain focused on the industry trends leading into 2021.
There have been countless innovations throughout orthodontics that have proven to be game-changing methodologies, and Dr. Karpac is more than confident in the efficient advancements that are now providing patients with results much faster than in the past.
2021 is going to provide some really incredible trends that are primarily oriented around customized solutions towards efficiently obtaining treatment goals. All of us at JK Orthodontics are very excited about the evolutions and advancements that are occurring within our field, and we know how these latest trends support our efforts to go even further in terms of providing unbelievable treatment results within a comfortable office environment.
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for you or your children, then it’s of course very important to have a thorough understanding as to what technological advancements and industry trends are going to be popular in 2021.
So what we’ve done is compile this list of orthodontic treatment trends and technological advancements that are already being utilized in 2020, and are expected to grow in popularity throughout 2021!
Completely Customized Smile Design Systems
The idea of having your smile “customized” might sound a little bit strange, but there have actually been several recent technological advancements within orthodontics that make smile customization possible.
These days, Dr. Karpac can now develop a customized smile design system through 3-D development software. What happens is we’ll utilize a patient’s facial and dental features to create a digital print of their smile, and then the software program will help provide a better glimpse into what their smile will look like once treatment has been completed.
This type of technology goes a long way in terms of boosting a patient’s confidence, and it also helps them make more informed investment decisions. We’re more than certain in this growing industry trend towards 3-D software and planning impressions, and this will continue to be very useful into the future as we customize braces and metal wires to accommodate the unique requirements of each patient.
Nickel And Copper-Titanium Wires
For many years silver, gold and stainless steel wires were the top choices for orthodontists all over the world when it came to properly correcting misalignment and bite problems. However, today in 2020 and into 2021, more orthodontists are choosing to utilize nickel and copper-titanium for brackets and wires.
This latest trend in wire material is primarily due to nickel and copper-titanium being better suitable at withstanding all types of cold and hot foods while in a patient’s mouth. Another great benefit of utilizing nickel and copper-titanium is that both of these materials do a really wonderful job at naturally bending and tightening as a patient’s teeth begin to shift.
We’re anticipating that this wiring trend will continue to grow throughout 2021, and that it rather quickly will help reduce the amount of necessary tightening/adjustment appointments for braces patients into the future!
Making Digital Impressions Via A 3600 Carestream Scanner
Another orthodontic trend going into 2021 is the use of our 3600 Carestream scanners. These scanners go a really long way in terms of automating the process of developing dental impressions.
What’s great about this technology is that orthodontists will now be much more easily capable of creating customized orthodontic treatments based upon digital impressions, and these digital impressions also help out when it comes to designing all types of alignment equipment.
The 3600 Carestream scanner has become so popular throughout the orthodontic industry because of the incredibly accurate results it provides, which saves everyone a lot of time and potential hassles.
So we’re confident that digital impressions will continue to grow throughout the orthodontic industry during 2021!
The Use Of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)
Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are titanium miniscrews that orthodontists would sometimes utilize during oral surgeries and other more intensive procedures in the past. But TADs are now much more versatile, and orthodontists are now using them to help control the overall movement of a patient’s teeth.
TADs do a really great job at safely anchoring a patient’s jawbone to their molars, and they also are very effective in terms of minimizing any unwanted movement.
There’s no doubt about it that TADs are going to continue to grow in popularity throughout 2021, partly because it’s a very simple and painless procedure to implement them into a patient’s braces treatment.
Dr. Karpac’s Revolutionary Line-M-Up™ Invisible Aligner Technology
Line-M-Up™ has been popular for awhile now, but we know that the overall trend towards invisible aligners is only going to continue to grow in 2021.
Line-M-Up™ has been proven to be a discreet, efficient and effective orthodontic treatment for countless patients at JK Orthodontics, and we know that more patients are going to choose Line-M-Up™ throughout all of next year!
Reach Out To JK Orthodontics To Learn More About Our Orthodontic Treatment Options
JK Orthodontics has always made a strong effort to remain on the cutting edge of our ever-changing industry, and we’re looking forward to continuing to develop our treatment techniques and technology as we go into 2021.
We’ll be sure to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our treatment processes during your initial consultation, and always feel free to reach out to us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to get in touch with our team and ask us any questions you may have!