iTero® Digital Impressions
The iTero digital impression system allows Drs. Luccarelli and Barrese to take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth without the discomfort of traditional alginate impression material.
AcceleDent Optima is an at-home treatment that uses patented SoftPulse® technology to accelerate tooth movement in conjunction with traditional braces and clear aligner treatment.
PROPEL Orthodontics is an in-office, non-surgical treatment that stimulates the bone surrounding your teeth and helps your teeth move faster and more predictably.
By using a specialized orthodontic laser, we can safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth's surface for better aesthetics and function.
- Ideal Bracket Placement: If your gums haven't receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting slower than expected, a laser can be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket. This can also be used to place TADs as an alternative to headgear.
- Impacted Teeth: Impactions refer to teeth that haven't erupted properly through the gums. By using laser treatment, we can assist a tooth's eruption without the need to wait months for the tooth to erupt on its own, or to refer an expensive surgical procedure.
- Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring: Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile by exposing more of your teeth. If the gum line is uneven, aesthetic gingival recontouring can also sculpt the gum line to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.
Using the most advanced orthodontic technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.