Losing a tooth is awful, and it can be a traumatizing experience. The issue affects many, especially the elderly, due to aging and poor oral health. If you lose teeth, you need to replace them effectively using various ways like braces. They will look like your original teeth, making you regain your actual appearance. And unlike in the past, future orthodontic trends are promising for better treatment.

Here are future orthodontic trends

1. AI technology

Recently, the process of designing and fitting braces has been highly time-consuming. Due to poorer accuracy, it involves many manual inputs, teeth occlusion, and multiple fittings. Fortunately, University of Hong Kong researchers from the department of Dentistry and the department of computer science from the College of Higher education partnered to develop a new method of using artificial intelligence to automate the design of individualized dentures.

The aim was to enhance treatment efficiency and increase patient experience. It was based on 3D generative Adversarial Network (3D-GAN) algorithms and was tested on 175 participants. The results showed that AI technology could rebuild the shape of a naturally healthy tooth and automate the process of false teeth design. It is, therefore, clear that future orthodontic braces will be smarter and more accurate.

The approach requires only the digital model of your dentition to function, making it time effective. Also, it can learn the features of individual teeth from the rest of the dentition and generate false teeth that are similar to missing ones.

It automates the design process for a higher level of design thinking. Also, AI technology can handle enormous amounts of data. Orthodontics will be fine analyzing and coming up with solutions.

2. New types of braces

Future orthodontic changing and keeping up with dental news and breakthroughs is vital. Knowing the changes, such as metal advancements in dentistry, will help you get better treatment and services. Besides trends in metal advancements, the design and structure of braces are transforming. The designs have given way to more effective, less painful, and better-looking braces.

The new types include self-litigating braces, allowing braces to appropriate pressure on a patient’s teeth without needing elastic bands. Also, braces of fewer convection materials, such as ceramic and colored metals, are present. They give you an option for comfort, are lighter, and allow customization than in the past. You’ll better enjoy the many benefits of braces which include:

  • Improved oral hygiene
  • More comfortable while eating
  • Enhances chewing comfort
  • Close teeth gaps
  • Reduce risks of infections

3. Virtual customization

Orthodontics is now using 3D imaging for their patients’ benefit. The trend offers better smile customization options by scanning your face and creating an image post-treatment. You’ll be able to know the design of the brace that will fit your best and function well.

Other trends include Invisalign procedures which are famous for treating snagging teeth issues. It is a custom fit system with options to remove it while eating or drinking. They are ideal for adults and teens who want less invasive treatment plants but effective results.

Final thoughts

AI technology allows automated braces design and fitting to get the best fit  for specific patients. Also, the technology can monitor treatment and track it against the anticipated results. The above trends should be your priority if you want to embrace innovative technologies.