At Alvarez Orthodontics, we strive to be a progressive practice offering the latest advancements and techniques in orthodontics. Our use of the newest technology ensures that we can achieve the best clinical results possible with a shorter treatment time. Dr. Alvarez and his staff attend numerous continuing education seminars and lectures to stay current with the most cutting-edge technological developments in the field of orthodontics. At Alvarez Orthodontics, we are passionate about providing the very best experience and results to each and every one of our patients.
Alvarez Orthodontics utilizes high-tech archwires or heat-activated thermal archwires, which when bent and secured into place along misaligned teeth, are activated by the heat of normal body temperature. This technology, developed by NASA, allows Dr. Alvarez to accelerate treatment and reduce discomfort at the same time.
Thermal archwires are flexible at room temperature. Consequently, they are easy to engage into the braces on the teeth. Over time, the warmth of the mouth "activates" the thermal wires, causing them to gradually reshape, gently moving teeth into position. This light, continuous pressure is an effective way to move teeth comfortably and quickly, resulting in less time with your braces on!
Our Orthotrac imaging software captures facial, dental, and radiographic digital images instantaneously. These images can then be viewed immediately during your initial exam appointment. Dr. Alvarez also uses this technology to accurately develop an effective and accurate treatment plan for you.