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Emerging Trends in Braces Technology for 2024 at Swan Orthodontics

New Trends in Braces Technology in 2024

As we transition into 2024, braces technology will emerge with fascinating trends. At Swan Orthodontics, we’re not just keeping up with these developments, we’re leading the way! Under the guidance of Dr. Kathryn Swan, we’re committed to bringing the latest advancements in braces technology to Caledonia and the greater Grand Rapids area. Here’s what to know about the latest braces technology and how it can transform your orthodontics experience.

Do I Need Traditional Wire Braces?

Wire braces have long been the treatment of choice for orthodontists, but recent developments in orthodontics mean that more options are available than ever. You may be able to explore alternatives or accompaniments, depending on your diagnosis, such as expanders, headgear, overbite reduces, and much more. If you do need braces, however, you’re no longer limited to traditional wire braces as before.

A Sneak Peek Into Future Braces Technology

Orthodontics has dramatically improved over the past few years with advancements, making treatments faster, more efficient, and more comfortable. Here are some of the latest advancements in braces technology that we look forward to adapting for our patients.

Smart Braces

“Smart” braces is another term for self-ligating braces. These unique braces, unlike traditional wire bracket braces, are held in place without bands or ties. They use specialized clips to hold continuous forces without elastic ties, allowing the teeth to move into position more efficiently and comfortably.

Customized 3D-Printed Braces

Part of the discomfort of traditional braces is that they’re not designed to fit every mouth. 3D-printed braces are an exciting new field that could allow your dentist to create customized braces that fit more comfortably and are prescribed for your unique needs. It may also allow you to skip traditional metal pieces and explore more comfortable alternatives.


Invisalign continues to be one of the most popular and innovative ways to straighten teeth, and it likely won’t go away anytime soon. This option allows you to wear specialized, clear trays that gradually align your teeth while remaining indetectable. For most patients, it’s the top choice for orthodontics treatment.

Braces in Caledonia, MI

Swam Orthodontics offers some of the leading technologies in braces and teeth straightening. We encourage you to meet with our team to learn more about your options. Contact us today through our online form, and our team will reach out. We conveniently serve the greater Grand Rapids areas.