I’m not sure what you think but if you ask me, technology is the answer to many of our problems. It can do some pretty incredible things and make our lives a whole lot easier and manageable, it already has. Anyone who is paranoid about the idea of technology and robots taking jobs away from human beings, doesn’t really understand the idea of progression and change. Until you retire and can just shut it down and live life until the day you die the way that you want to, you can’t be a one-trick pony and you have to remain flexible and open to the idea of change. If you’ve got a brain, you can change and learn to roll with the punches as time moves forward, because if only the strong survive, it’s the ones who are most capable of adapting who the history books will regard as the strongest. That means that we have to keep our minds nimble, our reflexes sharp, and our synapses firing on all cylinders because how quickly we’re able to adjust in an intellectual sense, combined with our understanding and ability to utilize technology to our benefit, is going to be very important when things get hairy.
Don’t worry about any of that stuff right now though, just enjoy your life and learn to take things as they come, and learn in the process not to fear change, in fact, learn to embrace it. Traditions only matter if they make sense but in many cases, they’re kept around because most people wouldn’t know what to do with themselves without them. It’s important to just learn how to live in the moment, because change is occurring in every moment, it’s just happening very slowly. We never know how long we’re going to have so be happy, smile, and be able to express and share the love that we have to give. And, by the way, if you’re not comfortable with your smile and you’re reluctant to show it, then not everyone around you is getting the best that you have to give and they and you deserve that from one another. There’s been one specific technological advancement in the orthodontic field that you ought to know about if you’re self-conscious about your smile, and it’s pretty amazing for a couple different reasons. Maybe you’ve heard of it, it’s called Invisalign and it’s the most impressive technological advancement that has ever occurred in the orthodontic field since the beginning of time.
How it works is, this specially designed orthodontic software is used to map your teeth from every single angle, and then it’s determined how much your smile can safely and effectively be adjusted. Then, a 3-D printer is used to manufacture a series of transparent, plastic teeth molds that progressively adjust in the slightest way as they straighten your teeth as you move from one, to the next, to the next, and so on. You’ll see the change as it’s occurring and your orthodontist may even keep a little portfolio of photos, so they can show you the progression as it’s occurring. It’s a pretty exciting development in the orthodontistry world and there are people taking advantage of the benefits it provides more and more everyday. Any orthodontist that hasn’t learned, been trained, and acquired the Invisalign equipment and software, is probably so close to retirement that they figured that they wouldn’t even bother. If that’s not the case though, they’d better get on the bus because if they don’t it’s going to pass them by, and the only people they’re going to get any business from are the old people who are as oblivious to the changes as they are that are sitting on the bus bench beside them.
Invisalign braces aren’t really braces at all, there just hasn’t been any other method ever to straighten teeth besides traditional braces until now, so the connotation is important to help people understand what its purpose is. I mean, there have been some modifications and improvements that have been made to its predecessor in the form of ceramic and transparent brackets, but nothing revolutionary like Invisalign. I suppose that the closest thing to revolutionary that’s happened in the orthodontistry industry besides Invisalign, are lingual braces, and the only thing that makes them special are their back-of-the-teeth application instead of the front. This makes them almost impossible to see, but with Invisalign, because of their thin, transparent plastic construction, they’re almost impossible to detect, a whole lot more comfortable, and way less painful than braces of any kind.