At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on having the most advanced orthodontic technology available for our patients. We believe that new technology and treatments are important because each patient’s needs and lifestyle are so unique. We want to find the best, most efficient, and most suitable orthodontic intervention to help them get to the end of their treatment fast and enjoy the rest of their lives with the stunning smile of their dreams.
One of the newer technologies that we offer, which isn’t available at every orthodontic practice, is Insignia™. Let’s spend a little bit of time discussing what Insignia™ is, and how it might be a great fit for your orthodontic treatment!
What is Insignia™?
Your smile is completely unique, so shouldn’t your orthodontics be just as unique? Insignia™ is an advanced software that allows your orthodontist to create a completely customized treatment plan just for you. This ultimately means that the wires and brackets that go on your teeth have been 100% customized to your unique bite and mouth shape.
Using a 3-D x-ray called a ConeBeam or CBTS, we can look at the roots of your teeth, and create an orthodontic plan to adjust them in the best place relative to the bones. When we talk about optimal health and comfort as a result of orthodontics, not just appearance, this is what we mean!
Because of this 3-D approach, Insignia™ brackets and wires are precisely calculated to shift your teeth in very meticulous ways. This means that your treatment time will be shorter, with fewer and shorter office visits! Talk about convenience! And because the wires and brackets are so precisely shaped, they often are smaller and appear less visible to others.
How Is It Different From Other Orthodontics?
Insignia™ technology is very different from most other forms of orthodontics, including braces. Appearance-wise, they look similar to traditional metal braces, but unlike the others, Insignia™ is made just for you. Most braces on the market are mass-produced and will be made to fit a wide range of teeth. Insignia is built the other way around where the braces are made to fit the teeth of each individual patient, resulting in the most custom-made option out of almost any other orthodontic choice.
Is Insignia™ a Good Fit for Me?
The best way to know if Insignia™ is the best way for you to get braces is to come into Grubaugh Orthodontics and talk to Dr. Grubaugh about your options. There are so many different kinds of orthodontics on the market now, and each one is the right fit for some patients, but a less ideal choice for others. Here are a few tips that can help you consider if Insignia is right for you.
Are You Cool With Metal Braces?
Depending on your stage of life, it might be more important to get quick results, and others might be more about avoiding the appearance of braces. Many adolescent and adult patients prefer to use methods like Invisalign, or another clear retainer-based intervention because of how discreet they are.
Others are okay with braces but would like to wear ceramic braces that are less visible as well. Discuss your options with Dr. Grubaugh to see if Insignia™ works for you, or if you should use a different approach.
How Fast Do You Want to Finish Treatment?
Everyone’s orthodontic journey will be different, including the timeline. But because Insignia™ technology is so precise, it is popular for making the process faster than normal. This can be a great option for someone who is hoping for a faster treatment!
Again, it will be important to talk through your options with Dr. Grubaugh to see what timeline he predicts and if Insignia™ can help you get done with treatment faster. Ultimately, there’s no quick fix in orthodontics, so be prepared to be patient and take great care of your braces or orthodontics every day despite how long the process might take.
Test Out Your Smile Before You Even Start!
One of the coolest features of the Insignia™ technology is that it can give you a glimpse of your straightened smile before you even start! Thanks to the 3-D x-rays, Dr. Grubaugh should be able to show you a 3-D view of your final outcome before the braces even go on. That should give you plenty of motivation to get started and take great care of your braces to help get them off even faster!
Give Grubaugh Orthodontics a Call to Learn More!
As we mentioned before, Dr. Grubaugh is a certified Insignia™ specialist, something that isn’t available at every orthodontist’s office. We are so proud to be able to offer this special technology to our patients, and we hope that it helps make your own orthodontic experience more efficient, with better results than you ever dreamed.
Give Grubaugh Orthodontics a call today to set up a free consultation appointment! Be sure to mention your interest in Insignia™, and see if it’s a great option for you and your unique needs!