Benefits of ControlledArch Orthodontics
ControlledArch orthodontics takes a more developmental approach to address common orthodontic problems. Replicating the basic developmental process to accomplish its treatment goals, ControlledArch orthodontics:
- Is effective for teens and adults
- Can stimulate jaw development
- Improves facial appearance, including profile and chin
- Can reduce TMJ
- Can improve snoring and sleep apnea
- Gets results about 30% faster than traditional orthodontics
Despite the fact that it replicates developmental pathways, ControlledArch orthodontics isn’t just good for teens: adults can use it to straighten teeth and reshape their jaws.
Although our bones might seem like they’re in finished shape, they are constantly being broken down and remade. This allows them to be reshaped in response to pressures. Traditional orthodontics uses this fact just to move teeth. But in ControlledArch, we take advantage of this power to reshape the jaw as well.
Reshaping the jaw has many effects beyond straight teeth. Your jaws are the support structure for the lower third of your face. Reshaping them reshapes your face. With a healthier jaw shape, you may experience fewer symptoms of TMJ. In addition, the shape of the jaw defines the shape of the airway, so you can breathe more easily. That can reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
Utilizing the natural developmental pathways has another benefit: it’s efficient. This allows ControlledArch orthodontics to get results about 30% faster than traditional orthodontics, even though it’s achieving more.
How ControlledArch Orthodontics Works
ControlledArch orthodontics utilizes the same tools as traditional orthodontics: archwire and brackets. The key to all orthodontic treatments is the steady, precise application of force to the teeth, encouraging them to move, relative to others.
The difference is the plan for moving the teeth. Traditional orthodontics moves teeth as if it were simply rearranging furniture.
But ControlledArch orthodontics is based on an understanding of the dynamic nature of the relationship between teeth and jaws. It leverages the teeth to reshape the jaw even as it’s moving the teeth into their desired positions. And with the powerful new planning tools supplied by iTero digital imaging, we can plan treatment with precision that just wasn’t possible before. This combined approach achieves both goals together and achieves them faster than traditional orthodontics can.
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Are ControlledArch Orthodontics in Columbus, OH Right for You?
If you are considering orthodontics, you have many options. It can be hard to decide which is best for you.
ControlledArch orthodontics is best for you if:
- You want to reshape your face, not just move teeth
- You don’t mind metal wires and brackets
- You want faster orthodontic treatment, but don’t need the fastest
Although ControlledArch orthodontics can benefit TMJ and sleep apnea, it may not be the best approach if treating those conditions is your primary goal. If that is your goal, then physiologic orthodontics or other approaches might be best for you.
Invisalign might be better for you if:
- You don’t want metal wires or brackets
- You don’t need to reshape face
- You aren’t looking for the fastest treatment
Six Month Smiles is best for you if:
- You only need cosmetic straightening of teeth
- You don’t mind metal wires or brackets
- You are looking for a fast, less invasive orthodontic treatment
Still not sure which is the right treatment for you? Please call (614) 848-5001 today and Columbus, OH cosmetic dentist, Dr. Firouzian will evaluate your situation and recommend the best one for you.