At Park Smiles NYC, we offer the latest technology and innovations in orthodontic treatment for unsurpassed safety, comfort, efficiency and outcomes. Following are some of the advanced tools we use and their benefits to our patients.
If you have misaligned teeth, fixed braces or clear aligner therapy with Invisalign are typically recommended. However, severe malocclusions can sometimes mean that these are not an option without surgery or tooth extraction to achieve an ideal outcome.
The Carriere Motion Appliance is an innovative device that corrects misaligned teeth on either side of the upper arch, thereby facilitating the process of braces or aligners and reducing the need of extractions or surgery.
Treatment with the Carriere Motion Appliance involves the use of an appliance that attaches to the canine tooth and second to last molar on each side of your mouth. A tooth on each side of the lower arch is used as an anchor and elastic bands will connect the anchor teeth to the appliance. The bands create a uniform force that rotates and straightens the first molars, while pulling the entire segment between the canine and first molar into proper alignment.
Using this advanced orthodontic technology, the Carriere Motion Appliance ensures a fast and effective treatment. The treatment typically takes three to four months, cutting a significant amount of time off traditional orthodontic procedures.
Like any orthodontic device, the Carriere Motion Appliance does require care and maintenance in order to maximize its effectiveness in the fastest time possible. A few tips for proper maintenance:
Imaging of the dentofacial structures is an essential diagnostic tool as part of comprehensive orthodontic treatment. At Park Smiles NYC, we use state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) that allows us a comprehensive view of the dentofacial structures, including the soft tissue structures that were previously difficult or impossible to evaluate. Unlike traditional medical CT scans, the CBCT radiation dose is significantly less (about 150 to 200 times less radiation).
The advanced CBCT imaging allows us to:
CBCT images allow us to fully, accurately and confidently diagnose and treat any malocclusion presented by patients of any age. CBCT imaging is the new revolution in dentistry, especially for orthodontics, which has positively affected treatment outcomes.
Oftentimes, braces or clear aligners like Invisalign can alone deliver great results in orthodontic treatment. However, in some cases, there may be a need for an “anchorage point” for a pushing and pulling force to help facilitate movements that can’t be achieved otherwise. In the past, bulky, unsightly and uncomfortable headgear was the go-to treatment in many of these cases. Thankfully, today, there’s a much easier and more effective alternative: the Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD).
An orthodontic TAD is a tiny dental implant that looks like a mini screw that’s temporarily placed through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. TADs are usually made of titanium alloy, which is a durable, safe, and biocompatible material.
Once the TADs are in place, they serve as an anchor, which means they’re a fixed point that can be used to provide force to shift the teeth in the desired direction. With the TAD, your teeth can be moved in ways that weren’t possible in the past, allowing treatment of more complex cases. The TAD lets your orthodontist create a customized system for exerting pressure that’s specifically tailored to your smile needs.
Because TADs give orthodontists the ability to achieve more complicated tooth movements than ever before, they can help patients avoid orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery). They can also reduce treatment time by moving the teeth more efficiently. Some patients will have their temporary anchorage devices for several months, while others will have TADs for the duration of their orthodontic treatment.
No matter your age, you deserve to enjoy life – and that means straighter teeth, improved self-confidence, excellent dental health, and the ability to eat, chew, and speak with ease. Whether you choose traditional fixed braces or clear aligners, our skilled orthodontic team at Park Smiles NYC is here to help you achieve a stunning, healthy smile for years to come!
When you’re ready to take the next step to orthodontic treatment and the beautiful, healthy and straight smile of your dreams, schedule your consultation at Park Smiles NYC at (212) 988-6724. Our skilled orthodontic team looks forward to serving you soon!
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