Braces for Adults
It's never too late to get the smile you've always wanted!
In fact, many of our patients at Orthodontic Specialists of Albuquerque are over 18! And now, with advances in technology, orthodontic treatment is faster than ever before. Dr. Silverman uses the latest technology like the SmartClip Bracket and Orthocad iQ to deliver amazing results for his patients.
The SmartClip bracket developed by 3M Unitek uses self-ligating braces technology to achieve exceptional results. They are computer designed to make your treatment more comfortable, save time and give you the result you want - a beautiful new smile.
Ordinary braces use "elastic bands" to secure the archwire int place (this is called ligation). Tha bands can become stained or stretched and must be changed out frequently. SmartClip braces are different. The self-ligating technology removes the need for "elastic bands" and instead uses small metal clips to hold the archwire in place.
The OrthoCAD iQ system allows Dr. Silverman to simulate and fine-tune numerous treatment options to create the most desirable outcome. Once Dr. Silverman approves the final simulation, the information is sent to the OrthoCAD Center, where customized bracket trays are created using sophisticated image recognition and computer-guided targeting technology. The trays are then shipped to Dr. Silverman's office where they are efficiently and comfortably fitted to the patient's teeth.