Benefits of Custom Orthodontics

Giving your patients the exceptional care your practice is known for starts with the basics. Expanders, herbsts, TADs, splints, aligners – each of these appliances and more form the backbone of any treatment plan, and the more they fit your patients’ unique needs, the better. At Specialty Appliances, we put personalization first, and that’s because the benefits of custom orthodontics speak for themselves. 

Benefits of Custom Orthodontics

Perfect Fit for Maximum Comfort

Custom orthodontic appliances are designed to fit the unique contours of each patient’s teeth. This precise fit minimizes discomfort and irritation, making it easier for your patients to adapt to their appliances more quickly and effectively. By using advanced technologies like 3D imaging, your practice can ensure that your patients’ appliances are tailored to the exact specifications of their dental structure.

Faster, More Effective Results

Because custom appliances are made to address specific dental issues, they work more efficiently than standard appliances. They can apply the right amount of pressure to move teeth into the desired positions more effectively. This can result in shorter treatment times and fewer adjustments, which is a significant advantage for both you and your patients.

Fewer Adjustments and Appointments

The precise fit and effectiveness of custom appliances often mean your patients can expect fewer visits to your office for adjustments. This is not only convenient for patients but also reduces the overall cost and time commitment associated with orthodontic treatment. Efficient and effective treatment protocols enhance patient compliance and overall experience.

Improved Oral Health

Properly fitted orthodontic appliances can lead to better oral health outcomes. Misaligned teeth can be difficult to clean, leading to issues such as cavities and gum disease. By correcting these issues more effectively, custom appliances help patients maintain better oral hygiene. Additionally, the customization process can include features that specifically address the management of biofilms and bacterial communities, further promoting oral health.

Benefits of Custom Orthodontic Appliances

Tailored to Specific Needs

Every patient has unique orthodontic needs. Custom appliances can be tailored to address specific issues such as severe misalignment, bite problems, or jaw irregularities. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the most effective treatment plan for their condition. The ability to create appliances that meet specific requirements can significantly improve treatment outcomes.

Advanced Technology and Craftsmanship

Custom orthodontic appliances are often produced using the latest technology and high-quality materials. Techniques such as 3D printing allow for rapid production and high precision. This advanced technology not only ensures the durability and reliability of the appliances but also enhances your overall patient experience by reducing wait times and improving the fit and function of the devices.

Less Invasive Treatment

For some patients, custom orthodontic appliances can offer a less invasive treatment option compared to traditional methods. Children with extensive misalignment, for example, can benefit from these appliances, which can be designed to address their specific needs without the need for more invasive procedures.

Positive Patient Experience

Overall, the personalized nature of custom orthodontic appliances contributes to a more positive patient experience. Patients appreciate the comfort, efficiency, and aesthetic advantages, which can make the orthodontic journey smoother and more enjoyable. A better patient experience can lead to higher satisfaction rates and improved adherence to treatment plans.

Benefits of Custom Orthodontic Appliances

How Are Custom Orthodontic Appliances Made?

The creation of custom orthodontic appliances is a meticulous process that leverages advanced technology to ensure precision and personalization. Here’s a step-by-step overview of how these appliances are made:

Initial Consultation and Digital Scanning

The process begins with your initial orthodontic consultation, where you’ll take digital scans of your patient’s teeth and mouth. These scans will provide accurate data on the patient’s dental structure, which is essential for designing a custom appliance.

Treatment Planning and Appliance Design

Our teams will digitally design treatment plans using specialized software.This planning includes determining the precise placement of brackets, wires, or aligners to achieve optimal results. Clear Image Aligner, 3D Indirect Bonding and Hybrid Treatments can be reviewed online prior to fabrication. Appliances with 3D printed components are also digitally designed from the patient’s unique scans. 

3D Printing and Fabrication

Once the design is finalized, the custom appliance is manufactured using advanced fabrication techniques like 3D printing. This technology can produce various components of the appliance and is tailored to the patient’s unique specifications. Labs often use metal printing for rigid parts, while other materials are selected based on flexibility and comfort needs.

Quality Control and Finishing

After the initial fabrication, the appliances undergo rigorous quality control to ensure they meet the required standards. Adjustments and finishing touches are made to refine the fit and function of the appliance. This step is crucial for ensuring that the appliance is comfortable and effective.

Fitting and Adjustments

The final step involves fitting the custom appliance to the patient. The orthodontist makes any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and optimal comfort. Patients receive instructions on how to care for and maintain their appliances, ensuring the best possible treatment outcomes.

Benefits of Custom Orthodontic Appliances

Find the Perfect Fit

From comfort and aesthetics to efficiency and improved oral health, custom orthodontic solutions represent the forefront of modern orthodontic care, helping you provide your patients with the best possible outcomes. To get started on your next custom treatment plan, submit your next case through your portal