Archive for March, 2010
March 9th, 2010
In this age of high technology, Orthodontics is catching up with the introduction of Computerized Custom Damon Braces and Wires for our orthodontic patients! Dr. Thomas and his team are excited to promote the most advanced high tech method in the Orthodontic Field called Insignia. “Insignia” is the next revolution in the Orthodontic Field! Visit its web site and read what you think for yourself: http://www.insigniasmile.com What is Insignia you may ask? Simply put, it’s a system whereby Orthodontists are able to put a 100% accurate model of your teeth into a software program and then correct your bite – BEFORE you’ve even started treatment. Once your ideal bite has been achieved within the software, completely custom Damon Braces are then made for each individual tooth – something not possible before Insignia. By doing this we are able to customize your treatment precisely – solving crowding / spacing problems and enabling treatment completion as quickly, comfortably, and detailed as possible. Dr Thomas and his team at powaybraces are certified providers of Insignia and can share with you how it works and show you specific examples of treated patients. Insignia Benefits * Insignia can reduce your treatment time by up to 25% * Insignia advances the science and art of braces beyond capabilities seen with traditional braces * Insignia helps develop a precise treatment plan for your specific unique needs
March 5th, 2010
All of us at Poway Braces say – Congratulations Cindy! We really enjoyed having both you and your wonderful daughter in our practice. Dr. Thomas wishes you and your family a great year; we will miss your fun laugh, your warm wishes, and seeing you on a regular basis. When people ask us whether or not the Damon System can really widen a smile without surgery – all we have to do is think of the fantastic change in your smile & width of your teeth – and how much it fills out the corners of your mouth and smile – to know without a shadow of a doubt that it really does!
March 3rd, 2010Dr. Thomas takes pride in providing quality excellent results for both adults and children. The case below demonstrates narrow arch forms, severe crowding, and protrusion of the upper teeth out in front of the lower. Orthodontic treatment included passive self ligation Damon Braces combined with a bite fixing device called a herbst appliance. Correction of upper dental protrusion is achieved with many different types of methods – most commonly with Headgear. Dr. Thomas’ first 10 years practicing as an Orthodontist were spent encouraging patients to wear a Headgear. What he found was that few children were able to wear their Headgear enough to correct bite problems. This lead to a search for an appliance both comfortable and able to be worn 24 hours a day – providing the maximum correction possible. The herbst appliance has published evidence demonstrating its effectiveness. In 1996 Dr. Peter Ngan and Dr. Terry Dischinger published information in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and also presented this same information to the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting. Exciting recent improvements to the Herbst appliance now provide the ultimate in bite correction with incredible comfort. AdvanSync makes it possible to combine two separate treatment phases into a single phase. It eliminates patient compliance, has a fantastic range of opening and side to side movement, and allows the simultaneous treatment of the bite as the same time jaw discrepancies are also corrected. Take the time to watch the video about AdvanSync (http://www.ormco.com/index/ormco-products-advansync) Why would one ever want their child to have to wear Headgear?
March 3rd, 2010