Thursday, January 28, 2016

Introducing the iTero Scanner

Wentz Orthodontics understands that crafting a great smile takes time, but with today’s technology we can deliver results faster to our patients by using cutting edge tools such as our high tech iTero scanner. Not only does this new technology tool help us get your results faster, but it also makes treatment easier for you as a patient.

According to iTero manufacturers, "The iTero Intraoral Scanner is synonymous with high precision. Now, iTero® Element™ is engineered to deliver everything that doctors love about iTero scanners in a compact footprint with even bigger capabilities. iTero Element is designed to put the latest technology at your fingertips and make intraoral scanning fun."

Watch this video to learn more:

We are excited to offer our patients a unique experience where they can receive high end treatment from a staff that genuinely cares. We are always looking for new innovative ways to make our office fun for the patients and staff while providing the absolute latest and greatest orthodontic treatments and services. Let us know how we are doing by leaving a comment or by LIKING us on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brace Yourself With This Flossing Tip

We know flossing is not always an easy task when you have braces. The struggle of getting between brackets can be tough not only on your patience but on your oral hygiene if it's not done correctly or regularly. Have you heard of the Waterpik water flosser?  If you're not familiar with this tool, read more and see how it may become your next best friend when you go to floss.

The Waterpik Water Flosser makes flossing with braces easier and more effective, and it comes with an easy to use orthodontic tip.  It has been clinically proven to work better for people with braces as it removes plaque around braces and improvevs gym health more than dental floss.

A lot of our patients have found that when they use a Waterpik they are able to flush out food particles stuck between their teeth. The water from the Waterpik can reach behind the brackets and wires and hit spots where your floss simply cannot reach. People suffering from gum disease also find Waterpik quite effective because of their ability to flush out bacteria from inside the deep pockets.

Watch this video to learn how to use a Waterpik Water Flosser.

If you have any questions about this, or any general questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to please ask us at your next appointment at Wentz Orthodontics!

Friday, January 15, 2016

It's Never Too Late

Braces aren't just for kids anymore. Parents are still making regular trips to the orthodontist's office, but these days more are leaving their kids in the waiting room or having treatment at the same time.

More than 1 million grown-ups are sporting some form of braces, double the number from 10 years ago, according to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

Numerous technological advances have made braces less noticeable, less painful and even less time-consuming. As America's baby boomers have become more health conscious, they're rejecting the notion that loosing teeth and dentures are a routine part of growing older.

People are exercising more and eating healthier. Braces are another way of demonstrating that you care about yourself and your overall health. Adults want to maintain their teeth and look better.

It's Never Too Late

Teeth can be straightened at any age. The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same for both children and adults.

Often, adult patients are more appreciative of the many benefits of orthodontic treatment, after having lived with unfavorable smiles and bites for many years.

Wentz Orthodontics works in conjunction with your family dentist. We offer full comprehensive dental care and have the special advantage of having a board certified periodontist working with us. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

What is the AcceleDent System?

The AcceleDent System is a new technology designed to decrease the time you are in braces or invisalign by increasing the rate of tooth movement.

The AcceleDent System is light, comfortable, hands-free and can be used 20 minutes per day while engaged in variety of daily activities including reading, watching television, listening to music and doing school work.

Patient Benefits
Accelerated tooth movement without compromised aesthetics
Compatible with braces or Invisalign for both adults and adolescents
Lightweight for comfort and use during daily activities
Hands-free design allows you to go about your daily activities during the 20 minute treatment
How does AcceleDent work?

The appliance, used daily for 20 minutes, applies patented technology to gently vibrate the teeth and surrounding bone. The microvibrations increase the rate of bone remodeling and allows the teeth to move 38-50% faster.

Why are microvibrations so important?

The rate of tooth movement greatly depends on the speed at which the bone surrounding the teeth changes. Studies have shown that orthodontic force coupled with micovibrations, generated by the AcceleDent System, safely accelerate tooth movement.

AcceleDent is a well-tolerated system and does not increase the level of discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment. Contact Wentz Orthodontics for more information on the AcceleDent System.