There have been many scientific breakthroughs in the field of Orthodontic Treatment which have recently enabled orthodontists to be faster and more efficient, in addition to increasing the accuracy and predictability of their treatment outcome.  Some of the many innovative concepts Irvine Quail Hill Orthodontics is pleased to offer are:

1.  "Dawson Diagnostic Wizard" by Gurudental Corp., a sophisticated digital/photo diagnostic system which has the capability of analyzing 21 different parameters of your smile and facial features at one time.  This is a new analytical method aiding in the development of an accurate, efficient treatment plan resulting in faster and more predicable orthodontic results.  This valuable and detailed information is able to be relayed to your restorative dentist for his interactive orthodontic/general dental review with the orthodontist and other dental or medical specialists.

2.  Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics (formerly known as Wilckodontics), a method of completing either ordinary or very complex orthodontic treatment a great deal more rapidly than conventional orthodontic methodology (400% to 600% faster ---- finishing full orthodontic treatment in as short a time as 5 to 8 months) .

3.  "Propel" Orthodontics, a new auxiliary device which has simplified Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics by enhancing both accuracy and performance of the accelerated tooth movement activity.  This aids in shortening the duration of orthodontics treatment from four to six times faster.

4.  Advanced Orthopedic Growth Supervision, new and inovative oral devices and procedures that efficiently guide and vastly improve pediatric oral/facial growth and development.

5.  "Invisalign", brace free, clear tooth aligners which are nearly undetectable and are able to align teeth, as efficiently as braces with less visibility or sensitivity. 

6.  Heat Activated Arch Wires, specially manufactured (alloyed) arch wires that react to the warmth of the mouth allowing comfortable and gentle pressures to align teeth more rapidly than was possible by earlier, less sophisticated arch wires.

Diminutive Metal and Ceramic Braces (Brackets) are much smaller and less visible than former braces (brackets), and when coupled with long acting heat activated arch wires are able to achieve more rapid tooth movement, while minimizing discomfort and reducing the "brace-face" appearance.

8.  "AcceleDent System"  is an FDA approved soft-pulse activator, which in only 20 minutes a day will accelerate orthodontic tooth movement up to 50% faster.  

9.  Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD's)small titanium mini-screws which enable rapid effective movement of teeth in speed, magnitude, and direction eliminating many orthodontic procedures which were previously only possible with surgical assistance.

10.  "Damon Bracket Systems", a low-friction, self-ligating orthodontic bracket that can accelerate treatment with less associated discomfort.

11.  "Insignia Systems" providing a computer generated 3-D treatment plan that is manufactured directly into the brackets and arch wires providing braces explicitly to your own prescription resulting in increased accuracy with a reduction in treatment time.  

12.  "In-Ovation", are small self-ligating brackets (braces) attached to the inner surface of your teeth, which are totally undetectable visually, while still offering more rapid tooth movement with greater comfort than before. 

13.  Digital Photos and X-rays, result in higher resolution with a significant reduction in radiation, as well as being e-mail compatible, while simplifying communication with other health professionals and/or insurance companies.