Technology in Orthodontics
Burke and Redford Orthodontists uses the newest and best proven technologies to help in our effort to provide state of the art orthodontic care. These efforts include the following:
SELF LIGATING BRACKETS (HIGH TECH BRACES)
We use one of the new, friction reducing “self-ligating” bracket (brace) systems. There are no small rubber bands to stain or discolor (like the older type braces) and tooth movement is faster and more efficient. We tested the top three systems clinically and chose what we determined to be the best and most effective. It is the “Inovation-R” bracket system from well known and trusted company GAC.
DOLPHIN IMAGING SYSTEM
To store, access and analyze radiographs (x rays) and photographs we use the industry leading Dolphin Imaging System. This allows us to use, replicate and transfer records to other offices quickly and efficiently either digitally or via traditional means. It also allows for comprehensive and flexible facial skeletal analysis by Dr Burke, who personally analyzes each film.
DIGITAL STUDY MODELS
Where in the past plaster models of the teeth were use to analyze cases, now it is all done digitally, This allows instant access to models as needed and, again, the information can be transferred easily to other dentists or providers. Additionally, precise measurements can be made on the digital models to assist in accurate case analysis.
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS (X-RAYS)
We use a digital x-ray system to create, store, and analyze the films needed for correct orthodontic case analysis. We use “rare earth” intensifying screens while making the films to minimize exposure to the x-rays themselves, we gain the most information possible with the least amount of x-ray exposure.
TELEVOX PHONE SYSTEM
This is a state of the art computer program that, in most all cases, allows the computer to call to remind you about the next day’s appointment. Reminders by e-mail are also available on request. Good communication helps you make all of your scheduled appointments and means you spend less time in braces!