Impressive Technology

insigniaCASD

Insignia ® Computer-aided Smile-Design is advanced software that Dr. Miller uses to visualize your final result before the braces are even placed. It allows Dr. Miller the use of amazing 3D technology to place your braces with ultimate precision and accuracy. It will shorten your time in braces and is another way to ensure a great smile.

CBCT

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) are 3-dimensional X-rays with much lower radiation than traditional Medical CT Scans. They allow Dr. Miller to visualize your child’s teeth and roots in 3 dimensions and leads to more predictability of treatment. Dr. Miller uses CBCT routinely for impacted teeth, surgical treatment, airway evaluations and more.

frenectomy soft-tissue-laser

Soft Tissue Lasers emit a concentrated ray of Laser light which precisely targets certain areas of gum tissue. Many patients treated with the NV Laser are surprised to find that there is little to no discomfort during or after the procedure. Dr. Miller uses a small amount of gel-based topical (surface) anesthetic before beginning the procedure and the actual treatment usually takes only one or two minutes on average. Lidocaine shots are NOT needed for most procedures. Laser treatment is only needed for about 10% of our patients. They help Dr. Miller 1) deliver beautiful final gum tissue esthetics, 2) for removing excess gum tissue that is interfering with the placement of a brace, 3) for uncovering gum tissue that is impeding a tooth from breaking through the surface, or 4) for removing over-developed frenum or unwanted gum tissue. It is safe, predictable, and enhances treatment efficiency and final gum tissue esthetics for our patients.

TAD

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) are small titanium screws that are only needed in about one or two percent of our patients. They are used to avoid more invasive corrective jaw surgery, to close a severe open bite or to correct a right to left cant of the teeth or excessive gummy smile. TADs involve a simple, 5 minute chairside procedure to place and even less to remove. It is a safe, predictable procedure and increases our efficiency and our quality outcomes.