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Advances in technology within the last few years alone have propelled orthodontic treatments to a new level. Braces have become more comfortable, subtle, and affordable. They are easier to apply for their providers and friendlier to wear for their patients. This has led not only to greater patient satisfaction and more successful treatments but also to healthier results.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, you should be aware of some of the advances in techniques and materials that have made it easier and more comfortable than ever to begin your journey. From advances in braces to new types of scanning and modeling techniques, here are 6 of the newest orthodontic advances to think about.

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Invisalign, as a treatment alternative for braces that is not only more comfortable but removable, was an immense luxury when it first came out in 1998. The company that made it is now valued in the billions because as time has passed, Invisalign has become clearer, more comfortable, and cheaper.

Patients in person-to-person industries love that people don’t notice their braces when using Invisalign. The comfort of being able to take out the appliance to eat cannot be matched. Though Invisalign remains a more expensive treatment option than conventional braces, advances in manufacturing have allowed orthodontists to offer Invisalign more cheaply than ever before.

Cone Beam CT Scans

Conventional X-ray technology commonly available in all the old orthodontics offices could only reveal so much about a patient’s condition. Today, cone beam CT scans are widely available in offices, allowing orthodontists to create three-dimensional images of a patient’s teeth, bone structures, alignment, and more.

These images can be viewed from multiple angles, manipulated at will, and evaluated in much greater detail than previous imaging methods. Cone beam CT scans can even create images of soft tissues and nerves as well. There are no special prerequisites or preparations needed to receive these scans.


Clear ceramic braces offer an alternative to conventional metal appliances. The main attraction is the minimalistic appearance that prioritizes discretion throughout your treatment. Achievements in material manufacturing have recently made these appliances much more advanced and much cheaper for patients. These include superior bonding agents that keep the brackets on more securely and help with removal later.

Ceramic braces are popular with teens as they can be customized with different colors and won’t show up in photos. But anyone can appreciate the discretion and comfort they offer.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are not new, but they are only now fulfilling their promise of making braces treatment completely incognito. Lingual braces, which are attached to the backside of teeth rather than the front, achieve the same results without the visual change. They also cannot hurt your front lips, which should come as a relief for the instrument players out there who need braces.

Customized Treatment Plans

There are several ways that modern technology has allowed orthodontists to offer more customizable treatment plans. The first is in the use of 3D planning software. By creating accurate models of a patient’s facial structure, orthodontists can make treatment plans for each tooth. They can accurately start a treatment of partial braces, use spacers to make minor adjustments, and more. Even the wires themselves can be customized based on the results of the scans.

The second method of customization involves time. Non-invasive orthodontic treatment methods like Propel can speed up the work accomplished by braces by encouraging teeth to move more quickly and regrow bone structures more efficiently. This gives patients ways to customize their treatment timeline in ways they never could before.


Oral surgery procedures utilize titanium miniscrews to hold patients’ jaws in place and prevent unnecessary movement during surgery. Today, TADs or temporary anchorage devices are available for even routine orthodontic procedures to make them easier for the doctor and less painful for the patient.

With only a bit of anesthetic, procedures that used to be painful and frustrating can now be performed in-office without any of the issues they used to cause.

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If you are considering orthodontic treatments for you or your child, you need professional advice on your treatment and payment options. For orthodontic treatments in Charleston, SC, Reese Orthodontics offers the latest technology and treatment plans. Our advanced and comfortable orthodontic treatments can be customized to suit your needs. A consultation with Reese Orthodontics includes scans, a comprehensive exam, and a conversation with the orthodontist to discover which treatment options are right for you. 

Schedule an appointment with us today to stay ahead of your oral health and receive the best possible treatment in your area.

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If you want to learn more about our orthodontic practice - where we offer extensive experience with a Board Certified Orthodontist, where we offer a satisfaction guarantee, and where we offer flexible payment options - Reese Orthodontics is here to serve you.

"Dr. Reese and staff share an inviting personality with a clean and professional atmosphere. I am very happy with the service, the product and the final result. I would encourage any of my friends and family to consult with Dr. Reese around their Orthodontic needs."
- Austin H.
"It has been a great experience all around getting braces at Dr. Reese Orthodontics. It's a great office with wonderful and friendly staff. I am extremely happy with the results. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Reese and his staff. I highly recommend him!"
- Nicole S.
"Dr. Reese and his staff was referred to me by a friend, and I highly recommend them! They were friendly, professional, helpful and quick to respond. I could not be happier with the results of Invisalign. I wore them about 7 months and my teeth are as straight as can be. Thank you for the great care and results!"
- Dancy E.
"I chose the absolute perfect orthodontist to perfect my smile. Dr. Reese has a personality that calms you and removes the anxiety that may come with the process. Dr. Reese is a true artist. I am so excited with my new smile. Dr. Reese accomplished the goals I was looking for and I am forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Reese!!!"
- Melanie C.
"Just awesome! Dr. Reese is the one to go to. He knows what he's doing and is great at what he does. Makes you feel like family every time you go visit. I can't get over how great my smile looks now. Definitely recommended."
- Harsha P.
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Dr. Reese McElveen, our award-winning orthodontist in Charleston, South Carolina has transformed the smiles of over 11,000 patients. Reese Orthodontics offers the most advanced orthodontic care for children and adults. Types of braces and orthodontic treatment include metal braces, clear braces, gold braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Damon Braces, SureSmile. Dr. Reese can even help you achieve your confident smile faster with AcceleDent.

Call 843.573.7279 today to schedule your appointment with our board certified orthodontist in Charleston, SC, at our conveniently located Charleston orthodontic office. Come experience Reese Orthodontics and you will see for yourself that we offer innovative and effective orthodontic care in Charleston, Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan and Ladson, South Carolina (SC).