New Advancements In Orthodontics

At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on staying current with the latest technological advances in our field. Technology has revolutionized the way we treat you. Whether you’re being examined in one of our chairs or we’re crafting a digital image of your specific appliance, technology has made it more accessible. Dr. Grubaugh and the rest of our incredible Dewitt and Lansing teams remain dedicated to learning and continuing education. In this blog, you’ll learn about several cool new advancements in orthodontics. Who knows which ones you might encounter on your next visit? 

Damon Braces

Damon braces are a special orthodontic treatment type that uses self-ligating brackets to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces that use elastic ties to hold the wire in place, Damon braces use a sliding mechanism that allows the wire to move freely through the bracket. This means the braces require fewer adjustments and appointments. The wire can move more naturally, and the brackets are smaller and less noticeable than traditional braces. 

In addition, Damon braces can often reduce the need for tooth extractions, headgear, or palatal expanders, making treatment faster for the patient. Damon braces are popular for patients who want an efficient and easy orthodontic treatment option that can provide excellent results. Is that you? If so, come see us!


Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. One of the unique features of Invisalign is that the aligners are almost invisible, making them an excellent option for patients who want a more discreet treatment option than conventional braces. Furthermore, the aligners are removable, meaning patients can eat and drink whatever they want and easily brush and floss their teeth. 

Invisalign aligners are also custom-made for each patient, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum enjoyment. The treatment typically involves wearing each set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next set, gradually shifting the teeth into the desired position. Overall, Invisalign is an excellent option for you. Do you want a more convenient, easy, and (nearly) invisible way to help you achieve a straighter smile?

New Advancements In OrthodonticsClear Braces

Clear braces are an excellent option for patients who want a more discreet way to straighten their teeth than traditional metal braces. Like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. However, the brackets used in clear braces are made of a clear or tooth-colored material, making them much less noticeable than metal brackets. This allows patients to feel more confident while undergoing treatment. 

Clear braces are also very simple to use, with smooth edges that do not irritate the inside of the mouth as braces can. In addition, clear braces are just as effective as braces in treating various dental problems, such as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Overall, clear braces are an excellent choice for patients who want a discreet orthodontic treatment option that can provide excellent results.

3D X-Rays

Ultra low dose 3D X-rays are a new technology that can significantly benefit Dr. Grubaugh and you. These X-rays use a much lower radiation dose than regular X-rays, making them safer for you. At the same time, they provide the doctor with a clearer, more detailed view of your teeth and jaws. This allows Dr. Grubaugh to diagnose and plan treatment more accurately, leading to better results and a faster treatment time. Ultra low dose 3D X-rays benefit complex cases where standard X-rays may not provide enough information. Overall, this technology is a game-changer for orthodontic treatment, providing you with safer and more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Carriere Motion Appliance (CMA)

The Carriere Appliance is another example of how technology makes a difference in your treatment. It is designed to correct a poorly aligned bite, which can lead to different dental problems. It applies gentle pressure to the teeth and jaws, gradually moving them into the right spot. 

One of the main advantages of the Carriere Appliance is that it can often reduce the need for other, more invasive treatments like headgear or jaw surgery. It is also relatively easy to use and can often be combined with other orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners. Overall, the Carriere Appliance is a valuable tool for orthodontists, providing a safe and effective way to correct various bite problems and improve your smile’s overall health and appearance.


AcceleDent is a device that Dr. Grubaugh uses with orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners. It is a hands-free, lightweight appliance with gentle vibrations to accelerate tooth movement. If needed, you will wear AcceleDent for 20 minutes a day. The vibrations stimulate bone remodeling, which helps to move your teeth more quickly and effectively. 

The device has been clinically proven to accelerate orthodontic treatment by up to 50%, which means patients can achieve their desired results faster than with typical orthodontic treatment alone. Not only does AcceleDent reduce the length of time needed for orthodontic treatment, but it can also reduce discomfort and soreness associated with wearing braces or aligners. AcceleDent is a safe, easy-to-use device that can help patients achieve their desired smile faster and more comfortably than standard orthodontic treatment.

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