Minor Orthodontics & Invisible Braces
Fixing minor tooth alignment issues using Essix orthodontic appliances is a popular, safe and virtually invisible method to straighten teeth without the need for braces. The Essix system uses a series of custom-designed transparent and removable aligners that gradually straighten teeth, without the use of invasive metal or wires.
Each aligner is worn for a period of 2-3 weeks, upon which they are replaced with the next in the series until the final position is achieved. Essix orthodontic appliances can be used to treat minor cases of spacing and crowding, and are an increasingly popular method of teeth straightening.
Another perk of these 'invisible braces' is the ability to be able to eat and drink whatever you want during the actual treatment. You are also able to brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Springfarm Dental's knowledgeable staff will discuss with you, upon consultation, whether you are a good candidate for Essix aligners.
Periowave™ is a quick and painless, non-invasive procedure that can significantly improve treatment outcomes when added to scaling and root planning. It works to kill the bacteria associated with periodontal diseases, without the promotion of bacterial resistance.
Periowave™ does not exhibit many of the issues commonly associated with antibiotics, such as allergic or sensitivity reactions, and eliminates the requirement to take prolonged doses of medication. It utilises a non-thermal laser light, combined with a photosensitizing solution, designed to kill bacteria associated with dental diseases. As Periowave™ utilizes a cold (non-thermal), low-power diode laser as the activating light; it does not cause damage to root surfaces or surrounding tissues. There is no heat involved in this process.
Treatment involves a simple two step process of Irrigation and Illumination:
Irrigation involves a Springfarm Dental professional irrigating the infected area with the Periowave™ photosensitizing solution. This solution attaches to the harmful bacteria.
The illumination involves a non-thermal diode laser being placed into the periodontal pocket. The solution-filled treatment area is illuminated for 60 seconds, killing harmful bacteria and reducing any chance of virus, or infection.