St. Paul Orthodontist Talks Advancements in Braces

St. Paul Orthodontist Dr. Trudy Bonvino discusses several technological advancements in braces.
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July 16, 2011 - PRLog -- ST. PAUL AND LAKEVILLE MINNESOTA- Traditional braces have changed a lot since the "train track" days.  

Now they look better and are more effective than ever, and that's why adults are more comfortable with considering orthodontic treatment.
One in five adults is currently in the process of orthodontic treatment, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.
New options for orthodontic treatment have opened up doors for patients of all ages. Advancements and better designs have made braces more visually pleasing.

"Adults are more comfortable with orthodontic treatment, especially with the advancements that have made them undetectable," said Dr. Trudy Bonvino, a St. Paul Orthodontist (
A majority of orthodontists would agree that braces have improved and adults are being drawn into treatment because of the options they can pick from.
Our orthodontics office ( offers many forms of braces.

Metal Brackets
Metal brackets are lower-profile than they used to be. The coverage of tooth surface is minor. There also is a choice of self-ligating brackets, which takes the place of colored elastics to keep the wire secure.
Arch wires have been advanced as well because some are received preformed. The SureSmile system by OraMetrix, for instance, takes an accurate 3-D model of a patient's teeth and helps the orthodontist develop a detailed treatment plan for tooth movement. The orthodontist's treatment plan then drives a highly precise robotic process to modify the arch wires needed for treatment, according to the Arch Wire website.
Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are not as noticeable as metal because they match the natural tooth’s color. Also, arch wires can come in the same color as the brackets. Another form of ceramic brackets is ICE brackets, which are the only crystal clear brackets available on the market, according to the Inspire Ice website. Treatment can be invisible with these brackets.

Patients are allowed the freedom to eat, drink and brush with Invisalign clear aligners, because they can be easily removed. This form of treatment is usually highly requested among adults because of the undetected aligners.  Teenagers also have the chance to partake in the Invisalign trend, because our office offers Invisalign Teen.

Lingual braces
Incognito braces, which are lingual brackets, are great for patients who want a treatment that goes completely unnoticed. These are attached to the backside of teeth, and adjustments are made routinely at checkups.
"Technological advancements in braces for children ( have increased self-esteem, because they no longer have to suffer through the embarrassment of having huge metal brackets covering their teeth,” said Bonvino.
These choices might help an adult or child who may feel self-conscious about getting braces. They can feel comfortable knowing that treatment can go completely unnoticed if they want.
Once the orthodontic treatment is completed, pediatric orthodontist Bonvino places a permanent lingual retainer to the backside of the anterior teeth to keep them from shifting.
"Removable retainers will be made for patients as well, to wear a few nights per week," said the pediatric orthodontics professional.
Braces have advanced to not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also to be more effective. This allows patients the chance to get a vibrant smile without anyone knowing.

Learn More
To learn more about Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, call (952) 469-3333 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Trudy Bonvino or visit the website: Cosmopolitan is located at 17757 Juniper Path in Lakeville, and 8310 C.R. 42 in Savage.

About Cosmopolitan Orthodontics
Cosmopolitan Orthodontics opened on June 4, 2009 in Lakeville, MN, followed by a Savage location a year later. The facility features the latest in orthodontic technology. It is designed to provide an outstanding experience for patients and parents.
Bonvino, the orthodontist on staff, is a Twin Cities native. She was drawn to a career in orthodontics because it combined her two greatest interests: art and science.

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