Have you ever wished for a straighter, healthier smile, but not looked forward to all the metal wires and bands that often go along with braces? At ClearWave Orthodontics we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life. Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear aligners to straighten teeth faster and with fewer office visits than traditional braces. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.
iTero Digital Impressions
No more impressions! Using an iTero scanner, we can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw without using any uncomfortable goop. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process. Click here to learn more about iTero.
Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)
Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in some orthodontic cases to help achieve tooth movement more quickly, efficiently, and with as much comfort as possible. TADs are used to help straighten teeth in situations where braces alone are not enough. TADs are also used as an alternative to headgear and can be used to prevent extractions and jaw surgeries in borderline conditions.
How does Dr. Jinny place a TAD?
A strong anesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb, Dr. Jinny gently places the TAD through the gum tissue and firmly into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick, with very little to no pain. You may feel a slight pressure as Dr. Jinny places the TAD; however, within a day, you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed once your treatment is complete, or when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD takes just minutes and is completely pain-free.
Digital Radiographs are important because they produce high-resolution radiographic images instantly on a computer. This advanced technology helps to decide the best course of treatment!