Torrance & South Bay Orthodontist With Advanced Office Technology
Forefront in Orthodontic Technology
When you choose an orthodontist, you will want to go to an office that has the very latest technology for treating tooth alignment. Our Torrance and South Bay orthodontist has much of the most up-to-date technology available.
It has been found that biting onto a vibrating mouthpiece for 20 minutes per day can reduce the time of orthodontic treatment by 30-50%. For those patients who want to speed up their results, we can provide a computerized portable vibrator which can be easily used while watching TV or studying or working on the computer. To see a four-minute video about it, click below.
If you already have an Acceledent and want to watch a three-minute video on how to use it, click below.
It is no longer necessary to take impressions of the teeth in order to start Invisalign treatment. No more gooey material, no gagging. Instead, we scan the teeth with an intraoral wand, and the scanned images are instantly uploaded to Invisalign. The scanned images are much more accurate than impressions, and the aligners made from the scans fit more accurately.
The glue that we use to bond the brackets onto the teeth has a special chemical in it which postpones the glue hardening until we want it to harden. This allows us to position the bracket on the tooth accurately without being rushed. When the bracket position is correct, we shine the Curing Light on it, and the chemical in the glue is activated and makes the glue harden instantly. This allows accurate placement of braces and very strong bonds.
After every use with a patient, the stainless steel instruments are scrubbed and then shaken in an ultrasonic bath and then sterilized in an oven at 500 degrees. After they cool down, they are stored in special holders. This makes the risk of contamination non-existent.
Every workstation and every dental chair have a computer, and all the patient records are maintained in an orthodontic practice software system that is the standard for the industry. We have instant access to patient account information, treatment history, photographs, X-rays, and appointments.
Digital Photographs and X-Rays
Because our records are all digital, they are available for review within minutes when needed and are easily transferred and shared with other offices by attachments to e-mail.
This electronic terminal enables us to ascertain within minutes if a patient qualifies for low-interest or no-interest financing for their investment in orthodontics or anti-snoring services.
Diagnostic information and treatment status records can be obtained often the same day while a patient is already in the office, without having to schedule another appointment, and the resulting information is available much sooner, at a smaller cost than when we used to refer to an outside lab.
When bonding braces onto porcelain, gold or silver teeth, it helps to prepare the surface of the tooth by temporarily roughening the surface by streaming a jet of micro-particles at the tooth surface. This often enables us to successfully attach braces onto teeth or bridges that could not otherwise have been included in the treatment. The tooth surfaces are then re-polished after the orthodontic treatment.
Contact this Torrance and South Bay orthodontist for the most up to date treatment methods available.