Close to two years ago we eliminated impressions… you know, that pink gooey stuff… that stuff that makes you gag… no more! That’s right, no more impressions ever! New technology has made it possible to make digital impressions of the teeth using a scanner. The scanner, just like our camera and our x-ray machinery, is all digital now… very high tech, and very comfortable for you, our patients. [Read more…] about No More Impressions Ever!!!
After you have started orthodontic treatment, the next thing to come along may be elastics, and learning to form a good elastic habit. Yes, the dreaded elastics! Elastics should not be dreaded, rather they should be celebrated. Elastics are a HUGE factor in not only achieving the treatment goals set by your orthodontist, they are they are also the key to finishing your treatment on time.
ELASTICS ARE THE KEY TO FINISHING YOUR TREATMENT ON TIME!
What’s new at Remington Orthodontics?
New Years Resolutions are always a nice way to make a fresh start in the new year and 2018 is off to a great start for Remington Orthodontics! We are excited to share all of our new treatment tools with our patient family.
Our Smile-tastic! App
I developed an app for my patients called Smile-tastic!. It is designed to help my elastic wearing patients form a consistent elastic wear pattern. Download it from the app stores, get my fun elastic reminders, and get your braces off faster! [Read more…] about New Years Resolutions
According to the ADA News, a publication of the American Dental Association, the number of women in dentistry has risen dramatically. In 1978, just four years before I entered Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 15.9% of all first year dental students were women. By 2016, it had risen to about 50%. During that same time, women practicing dentistry rose from 5% to about 25%. Those are some amazing numbers! [Read more…] about Women in Dentistry
Here at Dr. Remington’s orthodontic practice, we love seeing smiling faces, and we’re lucky enough to see them every day! Here are a few we’d like to share with you this week.
What is Emily T. smiling about, you may ask yourself? Is it because she’s enjoying her summer vacation? Possibly. Is it because she is taking home a giant cupcake after today’s visit? Probably. Is it because she just got her braces off? Most definitely!!! Keep smiling Emily!!! [Read more…] about Smiling Faces!
You may be asking yourself, what is a digital scanner, and why is that exciting news? Our new state-of-the-art scanner takes digital pictures of the teeth and the bite, which eliminates the need for… you guessed it… impressions! Without a doubt, impressions are the one thing that all patients really dread. Well, dread no more, we have the solution!
Without getting too technical, our scanner is integrated with all of our other digital equipment, which means that the digital x-rays, digital photos, and now, digital models all synch with one other to create a unified patient profile. That of course, is the exciting thing for us, but the exciting thing for you is NO MORE IMPRESSIONS! [Read more…] about Exciting News! The Digital Scanner is Here!
About six months ago, I was thinking about some of the challenges faced by orthodontists on a daily basis. Naturally, there are cases in which the teeth don’t move the way you expect them to, cases where teeth are missing or impacted, and cases with severe crowding of the teeth, all of which can challenge your diagnostic and treatment planning skills, but thankfully, although we do see these things, they are not typically daily issues. It occurred to me that if I could put my finger on the one thing that keeps me up late at night it would be… drum roll please… patients who do not consistently wear their elastics.
I think it’s safe to say that all of us want to look as young as we feel. How can orthodontics help? I’m so glad you asked! The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. The AAO sponsors research to enable its members to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education in orthodontics beyond dental school at an accredited orthodontic residency program. This makes orthodontists uniquely qualified specialists who diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities in patients of all ages to correctly align teeth and jaws.