Spark™ Clear Aligner System
Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Spark aligners, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Spark treatment uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.
Spark was developed with nearly 60 years of orthodontic knowledge that has been used to treat millions of patients worldwide. Manufactured by Ormco, one of the largest, most innovative orthodontic companies in the world, Spark’s standards are set high. Combine that with the experience of your specially trained doctor and you’ve got a clear path to a confident, new Spark smile!
Pitts21® Self-Ligating Bracket System
Pitts 21 uses the latest in braces technology by securing the bracket to the wire using a frictionless sliding door. The good news for you and your child is thi leads to faster treatment times, exceptional comfort, and the most beautiful smiles.
Clear21™ Ceramic Self-Ligating Bracket System
The Clear21 system is designed to deliver consistent results using revolutionary aesthetic self-ligating bracket technology. Clear21 brackets are designed to provide the best precision in the industry. Add in early and precise 3D control and you have the tools you need to finish with the best, delivering stunning smiles in significantly shorter treatment time.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means that your doctor has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood.
Do you get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches. These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving a patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.