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Technology and Orthodontics

December 12th, 2017

Article featured in Suburban Family Magazine, November 2017

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has been correcting dental problems with the latest technology and a gentle touch for more than two decades.
by Frances Dunlap

DRS. MARY BETH MORRONE AND RICHARD KAYE have served the Moorestown and Mount Holly area with state-of-the-art and friendly orthodontic treatment since 1993. Suburban Family recently spoke with the doctors about how new technology has influenced the field, the importance of early consultations and what sets Morrone & Kaye apart from the competition.

With 24 of years of experience, this husband and wife team has al- ways embraced technological advancements. “My philosophy has always been if you’re not moving forwards you’re moving backwards,” says Dr. Kaye. “So, we constantly try to make things better and do more and more for our patients.”

One example of technology in their practice is the use of Invisalign to move teeth. In contrast to traditional metal and wire braces, Invisalign clear aligners are custom made using digital scans for each patient. Each aligner shifts teeth slightly, using the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. The practice jumped on board very early with this method of treatment and is now in the top one percent of all orthodontic providers in North America.

“We’ve got a lot of experience with Invisalign, and when it comes to moving teeth around, the more experience you have in a technique, the better the results are going to be,” Dr. Morrone explains. “Because it’s clear and easy to work with, it doesn’t affect the quality of a patient’s lifestyle as much as braces,” she says. “It’s really been a wonderful addition to our practice both in terms of what we can achieve and the ease of going through treatment. We also find we have more control over tooth movement with Invisalign rather than conventional braces, so treatment seems to move along faster.”

Invisalign is also a viable option for children. Though Dr. Kaye says the key to treating children, whether with braces or Invisalign, is to be seen early for evaluation. Morrone and Kaye offers free consultations for patients of any age.

“When we see patients for the first time, we spend plenty of time with them and give them a wealth of information about their teeth,” Dr. Kaye explains. However, that doesn’t mean that early treatment is always recommended. “Certain problems are best addressed early on. In cases requiring early intervention, waiting on treatment can become more costly and/or invasive. “Young patients not taking advantage of indicated early intervention may be at a higher risk to need teeth to need teeth removed or even require surgery to correct a significant jaw disorder. We recommend all children be evaluated by age 7.”

Drs. Morrone and Kaye always aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible for all their patients. That’s where another new technology, dental scanning, comes into play. Dr. Morrone explains, “It’s an intraoral scanner that takes miniature pictures of your teeth then joins them together in such a way that you end up with a 3D model of the patient’s teeth on the computer. The model can then be used to make customized Invisalign trays or dental appliances such as retainers. Not only is it easier because there are no more goopy impressions, the quality of the scan is so much better than the quality of any impression.”

All of these things are geared toward making the orthodontic experience a pleasant one for patients, which is paramount at the Morrone and Kaye practice. “We’re a word of mouth practice, as most orthodontic offices are. … We strive to make the experience an exceptional one for all our patients,” Dr. Kaye concludes.


 

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Invisalign or Braces: Which to Choose?

August 28th, 2017

Invisalign or Braces: Which to Choose?

We know that when it comes to straightening smiles, traditional braces are what might first come to mind. Yet we’re hearing more about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, both from the company itself (Align Technology, Inc.) and from professional providers like orthodontists. In this post, I will discuss my perspective as well as the merits and drawbacks of each treatment.

Traditional Braces

In the past, traditional braces have been the only option to correct issues like crowding, spacing, overbite or underbite. Brackets cemented to the face of the tooth hold a wire that runs lengthwise to apply pressure, moving teeth into place with ties that secure wires to the brackets. A patient sees slight changes over time as the orthodontist makes adjustments every six to eight weeks.

Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are clear BPA-free plastic appliances that offer patients an alternative to traditional metal, or even ceramic braces. Your orthodontist takes a digital scan of the teeth, creating a 3D image that’s used to produce a series of trays (aligners) made from a clear material worn by the patient almost all day (they should only be taken out to eat and brush/floss). Each aligner is configured to adjust the teeth according to a predetermined treatment plan mapped out by the orthodontist.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

  • Tried and true technology

  • Office visits every six to eight weeks

  • Compliance is virtually guaranteed as there are no decisions about whether to wear or not to wear them

Benefits of Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

  • Virtually invisible for aesthetic appeal

  • Office visits can often be spread out over fewer appointments

  • No limitations regarding food or oral hygiene

  • Most patients are candidates

Drawbacks of Traditional Braces

  • Metal (or even ceramic) brackets and wires are visible

  • Discomfort from poking wires or brackets that rub the inner portion of the lips

  • Broken brackets that cause “emergency appointments”

  • Oral hygiene more challenging

Drawbacks of Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

  • Compliance can sometimes be a challenge, especially with younger patients

  • Lost aligners can delay total treatment time

  • Must watch certain foods and beverages high in sugar/acid

What’s right for you

The decision to opt for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen over braces can be a difficult one and there are many factors to consider for both the patient and orthodontist. Invisalign allows for more freedom and is virtually invisible compared to braces, but compliance is key regarding successful results. Further, Invisalign may not be the best option for everyone.

Before making your decision, remember there are trade-offs with each treatment, and you will need to consult your orthodontist to determine the most effective option to perfect your smile!

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Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

Call or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown) or 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly). We look forward to meeting you!

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