Friday, October 23, 2015

Tip of the Week

When I use our diode laser.  I have successfully used a laser in our office for over 10 years to enhance speed of treatment and esthetics.  The laser is routinely used 2-3 weeks prior to bracket removal in order to size back the enlarged and fibrous gingival tissue that can occur with less than excellent oral hygiene.  The gingival margins can be leveled bilaterally giving symmetry to the completed smile.  The soft tissue diode laser is invaluable when tissue removal is necessary to bracket an erupting canine or lower second molar.  This can save months of treatment time instead of waiting for that one tardy tooth! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tip of the Week

Digital radiographs, models and photographs offer efficiency.  In almost every case our records are now completely digital and require no lab time before I can fully diagnose the patient's case. This allows us to start their treatment the day of their initial orthodontic consultation with me if they wish.  We save time daily in order to fit these procedures into the schedule.  The patient is never pressured to begin treatment immediately but many appreciate the time saving this allows, especially if they have busy home schedules.

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