Orthodontics, like any other field, is constantly evolving. We are a progressive office so staying on the cutting edge is our priority. Our goal is to implement these advancements so that we can offer faster treatment times and better treatment outcomes.
Goopy moulds are a thing of the past. Say goodbye to the days of gagging! Whether you are getting braces, Invisalign, or an appliance we use a digital intra-oral scanner that takes photos of your teeth to create a 3D model. The scanner is radiation-free and results in a much more accurate replica of your teeth than we get with traditional moulds. This allows for better fitting appliances or braces.
Putting on braces in the right spot from the beginning is the most critical part of orthodontic treatment, so we strive to do this on every case. Dr. Walt personally puts the braces on 3D models ahead of time to ensure the most accurate positioning. This allows for faster treatment since less time is spent later on in treatment detailing final tooth position. Also, the actual appointment to put on the braces with indirect bonding is almost 50% shorter than the traditional way of putting braces on – resulting in a much more comfortable experience.
While the technology to stimulate bone remodeling and healing has been around for a long time, it has recently been applied to Orthodontics. An Acceledent device generates gentle pulsatile forces that transmit through the roots of teeth and their surrounding bone socket which helps accelerate the cellular response and speeds up the rate of tooth movement.