136-20 38th Ave. Suite 5B, Flushing, NY 11354 (Queens Crossing)
Tel : (718) 661-1186
139 Centre Street. Suite 615, New York, NY 10013
Tel : (212) 625-0088
Copyright ©1999-2014 Newsmile Orthodontics. All rights reserved.
The technology in our office allows us to provide the best possible orthodontic care for you. We hope it makes our office comfortable during your visit. Here are examples of some of the technology we employ.
Invisalign is a series of computer generated clear aligners that slowly straighten teeth without braces. The Invisalign aligners (or trays) are essentially invisible and are very comfortable for the patient to wear. Invisalign will not work in all cases and we will help you understand when they are indicated. (www.invisalign.com/Pages/Home.aspx)
We imported our high-tech digital X-ray machines from Germany. We use digital radiography to reduce the amount of radiation you receive. Digital radiography requires less radiation to obtain an image and allows us to manipulate the image to gain more information. We are conservative in obtaining radiographs and order them only when needed. Digital films give us the capability to email films, save them to CD or print copies for you, your dentist or any other dental specialist involved in your treatment.
We use TADs (temporary anchorage devices) to help us treat certain cases faster and easier. These devices provide a fixed, immovable anchor for space closure, molar uprighting, correction of anterior open bites and many other tooth movements. In this way we are able to get results that may not have been accomplished with braces alone. The advantages to the patient include, greater comfort, i.e. no headgear, lip bumpers and other auxiliaries; speeds treatment and drastically reduces compliance required. Placing the temporary anchorage device is done in the office and is pain-free.
We use the Dolphin Imaging System for orthodontic treatment planning. The Dolphin System enables us to digitally perform tracings and measurements of your x-rays for accurate diagnosis of your malocclusion and skeletal pattern. These information further allows us to plan tooth movement and "morph" images. With the system, we can use your images to educate you about your bite and show you how you may be able to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Throughout treatment, we can update the images to show you your tooth movement. Finally, at the end of your treatment, you will be able to compare your before and after photos.
We use OrthoCAD digital model
technology. OrthoCAD allows us
to store and analyze the models of
your teeth in a safe and secure
manner. It enables us to perform
accurate measurements and
precise computer analyses of your
tooth size, alignment, and occlusion.
The information we obtain from the
system helps us to arrive at a better finishing of your occlusion. Together with Dolphin Imaging and Digital x-ray, our office provides the true digital treatment technology.
AcceleDent® Aura is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes daily use. It is a FDA-cleared, Class II medical device. Through the use of gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology® , bone remodeling is accelerated, allowing teeth to move up to 50% faster.
I-Tero Intraoral Scanner
Our office is always looking for ways to make the dreaded, goopy, gag-inducing impressions (molds) of your teeth less invasive, more reliable, and easier for you. In an effort to bring this process up to speed with our HYPERLINK "http://saddlecreekortho.com/tour-our-office"digitally-driven office, we've acquired an iTero Element Intraoral Scanner. This device will eliminate the need for those old school, messy impressions, and will provide the most accurate and detailed look into your treatment needs.