Alvarez Orthodontics utilizes high-tech archwires or heat-activated thermal archwires which when bent and secured into place along misaligned teeth, are activated by the heat of normal body temperature. This technology, developed by NASA, allows Dr. Alvarez to accelerate treatment and reduce discomfort at the same time.
Thermal archwires are flexible at room temperature. Consequently, they are easy to engage into the braces on the teeth. Over time, the warmth of the mouth "activates" the thermal wires, causing them to gradually reshape, gently moving teeth into position. This light, continuous pressure is an effective way to move teeth comfortably and quickly, resulting in less time with your braces on!