Treatment Info

Inspired Smile Benefits

There are many potential benefits of orthodontic treatment at Parker Orthodontics In Delmar NY:

• Improved esthetics, including facial balance and smile display
• Teeth that are easier to brush and floss, which can improve overall, dental and gum health
• Increased confidence in social and business situations

The best way to find out how you might benefit from orthodontic treatment is to schedule an initial exam with Dr. Parker. You are never too old to seek orthodontic treatment and it is never too late to get that confident inspiring smile you have always wanted! Dr. Parker and his staff are here for just that reason. Below you can see the different treatment options we offer…from Damon System braces to clear aligners, we have you covered.

Find Your Level

Damon System® Braces

Self-Ligating Brackets

Parker Orthodontics provides state of the art treatment with Damon braces. This revolutionary system utilizes a unique passive self-ligating bracket and very light forces to achieve results beyond previously conceived expectations. Damon braces are different than braces you may be familiar with; the self-ligating brackets don’t require the traditional elastic ties to hold the wire in place, and the movement of your teeth is more comfortable and efficient. Time between appointments is often 8-10 weeks as the advanced system of brackets and wires moves your teeth into the desired positions. Many adults find that the clear braces are a highly esthetic, less visible option. Younger patients like to maximize their look with colorful ties on metal brackets. Whichever option you choose, the results will always be inspired.


Straight Teeth Without Braces

Based on Dr. Parker’s diagnosis and treatment plan, Invisalign creates a series of clear, removable aligners that move the teeth gradually into position. Patients love treatment with Invisalign aligners because they’re comfortable and effective. These aligners are worn 24 hours a day, and removed only for eating and toothbrushing.

Invisalign aligners give you freedom to eat whatever you want, freedom to brush and floss normally – and freedom to go through treatment without anyone knowing. Plus, you can even take the aligners out when needed. Invisalign is effective for adults as well as teens. Contact Dr. Michael Parker for an initial exam to learn about Invisalign treatment for your inspired smile.


Early/Phase 1 Treatment

Preparing For The Future

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist, such as Dr. Parker, can evaluate for the correct front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or a gummy smile. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile. While in many cases Dr. Parker will recommend waiting for more growth prior to starting treatment, there are some situations that are best treated at a younger age. A complimentary initial exam will give Dr. Parker the opportunity to evaluate the child’s orthodontic condition and give you the answers to your concerns.

Some of the direct results of interceptive (also called early or phase one) treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Accelerated Orthodontics

Less Time In Braces

Dr. Parker is excited to be able to use the latest technology to offer accelerated treatment to patients who want to spend less time in Invisalign or in braces. AcceleDent® Aura is designed to work along with orthodontic treatment to accelerate tooth movement. AcceleDent® Aura is clinically shown to speed up tooth movement by as much as 50% while reducing orthodontic discomfort.

AcceleDent is a hands-free device, used daily for a recommended 20 minutes, during which patients can simultaneously carry out routine tasks, such as reading, watching TV, texting, or using a computer or tablet. Its exclusive SoftPulse Technology™, which generates small vibrations (or micropulses), has been reported to make the orthodontic treatment not only faster, but also more comfortable.

“I carefully consider new orthodontic treatments before recommending them to my patients. I thoroughly researched the clinical data and the case reports from orthodontists who have used AcceleDent since its introduction in 2009 in the UK as well as Australia, Spain, Italy, France and South Korea, to name a few.

I am convinced that AcceleDent works and offers significant benefits to my patients. It’s designed to be fast, safe, and gentle.”
—Dr. Parker

Digital Treatment

The Most Recent Technology For Smiles

Dr. Parker uses a lot of technology to make having braces a better experience for patients – like the iTero Digital Scanner created by the same people who make Invisalign®. With iTero, we no longer have to take those goopy, uncomfortable impressions to get a model of the patient’s teeth. That’s good news for everyone!

Using a digital scanner, our team will capture a three-dimensional (3-D) digital impression of your teeth and bite. These impressions enable Dr. Parker to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique anatomy so we can customize more efficient (and more comfortable) treatment. We can also use them to create a virtual treatment plan, showing you how your teeth will move even before your treatment begins.

Some benefits of iTero digital impressions include:

Accuracy : They capture the exact contours of your teeth.
Efficiency : They require less time in the treatment chair.
Comfort : Taking the digital images is less invasive. No goopy impression material is used, making the entire experience more comfortable.
Customization : They provide a digital accuracy so we can customize your treatment.

Find Your Level

Different Options For Different Goals

While we do offer full orthodontic treatment for adults at our practice, we find that many of our patients only need a few minor corrections to achieve their smile goals. Together we will figure out which elements of your smile are most important to you. We’ll agree on a course of treatment to fix only those areas, and we’ll set an estimated timeline.

Level 1

Minor Adjustments

Level 1 treatment is focused on patients with minimal spacing or crowding. If you have worn braces in the past and your teeth have shifted, you are probably a good candidate for our Level 1 treatment. Treatment time is typically 2-6 months.

Starting at$2,580

Level 2

Moderate Adjustments

Level 2 is for patients with mild spacing, crowding, rotated teeth and misaligned bite. Treatment time is typically 6-12 months.

Starting at$4,600

Level 3

Comprehensive Treatment

Level 3 treatment is for patients with more significant crowding, spacing rotations and a misaligned bite. Level 3 treatments are more complex and require greater than 12 months of treatment.