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Metal & Clear Braces
Here at Ting Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation R & C braces to shorten your treatment time. Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding-door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No color elastics or steel ties are necessary with self ligating brackets but most patients like colors just for looks. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient.
A Herbst appliance is usually used in conjunction with braces to help the lower jaw develop in a forward direction. Patients using the appliance see rapid results and feel the benefits of having straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw. This small, easily tolerable, appliance promotes lower jaw growth!
Invisalign first and Invisalign
Invisalign First aligners can fix a broad range of teeth straightening issues, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
The orthodontic temporary anchorage device (TAD) is a miniature device that is temporarily fixed to the bone to accomplish difficult tooth movement such as negative cants. In certain cases, TAD’s may reduce treatment time or provide an alternative to surgical correction or implants. Dr. Ting is one of the few orthodontists in our community that uses TAD’s to accomplish tooth movement that would otherwise not be possible.
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. We offer three types of retainers: hawley, essix and memotains. 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.
For lower crowding, we expand using a spring like device. This lower expander help bring out any molars or teeth that maybe tipped inwards. The lower expander also corrects jaw disharmony and widen a narrow jaw.
Dr. Ting is currently #1 in the world for this procedure! The Maxillary Skeletal Expander (M.S.E.) is the newest minimally invasive technology to expand the palate in the purpose of correcting bite, upper jaw disharmony & improving sinus congestion in adults and late teens, who would have required surgery such as SARPE otherwise. The MSE is also used to treat children and adults whose molars are flared and cannot be treated from the Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) which could cause an unstable bite through additional flaring.
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
By preforming a cut through the cortical bone layer located at the midline of the palate, patients have a higher chance of successful expansion. Corticotomy is primarily used for cases where bone density is very thick and the palate needs to be weakened.
Unlike corticotomy where cuts are made through the palate, cortipuncture uses micro perforations that are preformed along the palate for bone that is less dense and does not require a drastic invasive procedure.
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