Dr. Lebus carefully vets all promising technologies and chooses the best-in-class to introduce into patient care. With the ever growing number of new systems and treatments coming to market, it is vital that an experienced practitioner weeds out what is just marketing, and what is indeed truly best for the patient, regardless of their time on market. The newest technologies aren’t always the most ideal in every scenario. What works for one Patient, may not be best for you, and, taking everything into consideration, Park Smile does what’s best for our patients.
When is the best time to start orthodontic care?
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Orthodontics aren’t only for children. A bite can be adjusted at any age if the gums and bone are healthy. And in being adults, Park Smile understands completely that we have more things that do require our time, Dr. Lebus, in effect, designing the treatment plan that works best for your individual lifestyle – not only for the health of the bite, but for the tremendous positive effect on self-image and self-esteem.
Developed in-house by Dr. Scott Lebus, Out of Sight (OOS) aligner trays are the next-generation of clear orthodontic aligners. Using a combination of state-of-the-art 3D modeling and printing, the ortho team at Park Smile can immediately respond to the nuanced changes of dentition as patients proceed with treatment, providing near unmatched efficiency and excellence in end results.
Straight teeth can do a lot for a person’s self-confidence, but many are embarrassed by traditional metal braces. With Invisalign® Teen & Adult, you can get a perfect smile using nearly invisible aligners. As the teeth shift into place, we’ll craft new aligners, and will even make getting replacements easier, since we know accidents happen. These aligners will also feature wear indicator buttons, so we and the patient can be certain a schedule is being properly adhered to. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
The tried-and-true, wire braces are still often the most precise method of treatment. Dr. Lebus operates with a couple variants of the standard wire brace, depending on the patients needs.
An advanced system by 3M Unitek of the latest technology that enables the wire to be clipped into the brackets, allowing for easy and effective treatment by reducing friction and appointment time. The brackets are made of nickel titanium and help prevent against any accidental disengagement of the wire, and are also easier to keep clean.
Retainers hold or “retain” the teeth in place. However, in certain circumstances, we are able to move and straighten the teeth by simply bonding a wire directly to the front teeth. The indication for its use is when there is slight crowding and the bite fits reasonably well. Its advantages are its relatively low cost, its effectiveness and aesthetic superiority to braces.
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
Gingival wire straighten teeth is by simply bonding a wire directly to the front teeth. The indication for its use is when there is slight crowding and the bite fits reasonably well. Its advantages are its relatively low cost, its effectiveness and aesthetic superiority to braces.