Archive for the ‘Treatment Strategies’ Category
August 18th, 2011
Did you know that Dr. Thomas is certified to use Wilckodontics? With Wilckodontics, most cases are completed in 3 to 8 months!!!
August 11th, 2011
August 3rd, 2011
Why settler for the limitation of traditional clear braces or invisible aligners like Invisilign when there’s Damon Clear? With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you’re wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But tieless Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment.
May 6th, 2011
Can you see the braces on this patient? The Damon all clear braces are simply amazing! These clear braces are part of the innovative Damon System, which combine rubberband free (which discolor) braces with high technology wires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast, safe and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results. Damon Clear braces combine the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience for our patients. What do you think? Can you see this patients braces?
April 4th, 2011
Dr Thomas is now certified to use the technique called Wilkodontics!! In his ongoing quest to provide quality orthodontic treatment and care, Dr Thomas recently attended an intensive advanced training course taught by the inventors of the technique (Dr’s Wilcko and Wilcko) in Erie Pennsylvania. The bottom line – what used to take 18-30 months can now be achieved in as little as 3-6 months! Who would not like to have braces over and done with in this dramatically reduced period of time?? Visit www.wilckodontics.com or come visit our office to hear more details and to see how we can complete your entire treatment in this extremely short period of time.
July 10th, 2010
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria in plaque release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to weaken, eventually causing tooth decay. Many of the foods we eat cause plaque bacteria to produce acids. If you snack often, you could be having acid attacks all day long. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Plaque also produces substances that irritate the gums, making them red, tender or bleed easily. After a while, gums may pull away from the teeth. Pockets form and fill with more bacteria and pus. If the gums are not treated, the bone around the teeth can be destroyed. The teeth may become loose or have to be removed. In fact, periodontal (gum) disease is a main cause of tooth loss in adults. One way to prevent tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease is by eating a balanced diet and limiting the number of between-meal snacks. If you need a snack, choose nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese or a piece of fruit.
June 5th, 2010
A technology which has been over 10 years in the making is taking the orthodontic field by storm. Insignia is a concept whereby a highly accurate impression of a patients teeth are scanned by a Cat Scan Machine & uploaded into a 3D computer software program. Once scanned into the software, the teeth are aligned into an ideal fit and aesthetic positions to enhance the smile. Braces are then custom made for each specific tooth movement and correction which enhance treatment results and decreases over all treatment time. Additionally, the software program also makes custom patient specific wires which work in conjunction with the custom braces, delivering optimal forces and positioning toward a fantastic final result. The combination of High Tech tooth positioning in 3D, custom braces, and custom wires makes for fewer appointments and a decrease in over all treatment time. Doesn’t this sound great? Visit http://www.ormco.com/index/ormco-products-insignia and see how amazing this new technology works!
June 5th, 2010
We are proud to offer the latest state of the art in aesthetic Orthodontic treatment. Dr. Thomas incorporated the New All Clear Damon Brackets this year & overwhelmingly they’ve been a huge hit! Not only do they NEVER discolor (no matter what you drink or eat), they are smoother and smaller than even the most comfortable Damon Braces. Poway Braces stays in the forefront with up to date techniques and materials by regularly attending continuing education courses all over the country.
April 29th, 2010
Recently Dr. Thomas attended a fascinating course given by Dr. Wilko. He (Periodontist – gum specialist) and his brother (who is an Orthodontist) have developed a technique whereby specialized gum procedures combined with braces produce remarkable changes in a very short amount of time. If you would like to learn more about this technique please visit www.wilkodontics.com
April 27th, 2010
Years ago, Cindy wanted to straighten her teeth but was told she required surgery to widen her palate along with braces. Dr. Thomas not only aligned Cindy’s teeth, but also developed the width in her smile to give a radiant appearance – without the need for surgery. The Damon System allows the widening for most patients without palate expansion devices and/or surgery – especially in adults. Poway Braces and Dr. Thomas take great pride in focusing on high quality care with the most state of the art techniques. As a matter of fact, Dr. Thomas attends many continuing education courses throughout the year and is attending the upcoming annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting in Washington DC. He will attend 4 full days of advanced courses on the latest findings in current research for Orthodontics.