Learn more about how Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can help you achieve healthy, stunning smiles discreetly in our Invisalign section!
Traditionally metal braces have been a tried-and-true choice for decades to correct mild to severe bite problems. This is still a perfect option for those who want to straighten their teeth with a variety of braces to choose from. The brackets (braces) we use are now smaller, more comfortable, and more efficient than ever before.
Metal braces with regular wire changes over time move teeth to their ideal positions. You can also choose fun-colored rubber elastic ties (“O” rings) to express yourself, show your creative side, or match a festive occasion or season.
LightForce® Clear Ceramic Braces
The LightForce system is an innovative way to straighten teeth with 3D-printed clear orthodontic brackets. With traditional metal braces, brackets are mass-produced and are adjusted in every patient. With LightForce, every 3D-printed bracket is designed to custom fit every patient’s individual tooth, making the movement of teeth more efficient.
It uses intuitive software to allow us to plan, produce your braces, and complete your treatment usually in less time than traditional braces. In addition, LightForce is made from ceramic material for a highly aesthetic treatment option. It blends with your natural teeth’ color, making them less noticeable!
Oral & Maxillofacial
Dr. Hunter works with patients that require or need corrective Oral & Maxillofacial surgery to help achieve the smile they have always wanted. It is done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. He works closely with an Oral Surgeon to achieve the best results possible. This usually includes removal of wisdom teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy, and preparation for those that need dental implants to replace missing teeth.
We often need to combine orthodontics and surgical intervention to achieve treatment goals without compromising facial appearance. Learn more about our surgical procedures and how they can help you improve your oral health and smile!
iTero Digital Scanning
At Hunter Orthodontics, we use a state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner to take accurate details of your teeth needed in diagnosing bite problems and creating a treatment plan.
With an iTero digital scanner, we can quickly take virtual impressions utilizing rapid and multiple digital photos of your teeth and mouth without fuss. This equipment can also allow us to visualize how your teeth will look after your Invisalign or braces treatment – even before you get started!
At Hunter Orthodontics, we have an in-house Cone Beam Computerized Tomography or CBCT machine to obtain 3D imaging of your teeth and jawbones that help determine teeth position prior to orthodontic treatment or any surgical procedure. Unlike traditional medical CT scans, the CBCT radiation dose is significantly less.
CBCT imaging is beneficial in detecting abnormalities that are hard to see in a 2D X-ray (i.e., impacted tooth, supernumerary “extra” teeth), evaluating jaw joints, assessing the quality of bone for a dental implant, measuring anatomical structures accurately, and many more.