Sadly, many people in the world aren’t naturally blessed with a set of perfect teeth.
And those who want to perfect their pearly whites are limited to the current standards in orthodontic care: traditional braces or Invisalign.
Well, the science of giving people a great smile just took a major leap forward.
An Israeli company, called Dror Ortho-Design, has developed an entirely new way to straighten teeth.
The system, which is called Aerodentis, involves a mouthpiece that’s equipped with an inflatable silicon balloon. Air pressure is pushed into the balloon, which helps realign the teeth.
According to Aerodentis CEO, Tal Lotan, “Unlike any other treatment that uses constant force, we are using pulsating force. Pulsating force is used during the nighttime while the patient sleeps and that way it’s the most aesthetic treatment because there is nothing on the patient’s teeth all day.”
The best part is, it only needs to be worn at night. That’s a huge step up from Invisalign, which is worn all day long.
One orthodontist who was interviewed about the technology, Dr. Idit Barkana, approves of the system. “This is the only system that I can control the amount of force which is being applied to the teeth,” she says. “And it’s very important for me as a doctor, as an orthodontist, to know the amount of force which is being applied.”
The technology is currently approved for commercial use in Israel and Europe.
And current patient, Juliette Eliyahu, claims that the mouthpiece is a big improvement on braces. “With this method, I can actually smile, eat, keep dental hygiene… There is nothing that bothers me in any way.”
Like any brand-new technology, however, cost could be prohibitive. Currently, the treatment costs up to $8,000. To put that in perspective, the average cost for Invisalign treatment is around $5,000.