Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about the self ligating Speed braces is that you can see them. These brackets are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable and easiest to keep clean. Their super flexible door makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today’s braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look ‘metallic.’ In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won’t stain or discolor over long periods of time. Dr. Burns can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.
Designed to provide the least amount of friction and therefore the lightest forces, the Damon system works best without the use of colored ties. The elastic ties grab and hold the wire going through the brackets creating friction, slowing tooth movement. As with other self ligating systems treatment times may be a little shorter and your appointments a little faster.
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.
State of the Art Technology
Digital Treatment Records
In 1989 our office moved to a digital treatment chart. So, for the last twenty-five years we have had no lost treatment charts! This move to digital records has allowed us to save time and money by not having to find a chart for every appointment. We have passed this effiency on to our patients with on-time and shorter appointments and lower fees.
Digital Image Technology
Better Images and Better Communication
No more lost xray’s, and no more fingerprints and germs on pictures and charts. Digital technology represents an improvement in the science of orthodontic treatment planning and the art of patient communication. We use two large flat panel displays to help educate and communicate. Our office uses digital technology to help you get the best treatment result, helpful knowledge, and information privacy.