At Dr. Lipkin’s office, we specialize in the field of Orthodontics. To be designated as orthodontists, Dr. Lipkin and Dr. Kahn both completed 2-3 years of additional training during their orthodontic residency. Both doctors recognize the importance of technology and education in orthodontics, and actively seek opportunities to further their knowledge and skills.
Dr. Lipkin has taken a special two-year advanced course that teaches the Roth Williams Philosophy of orthodontics. Graduates of this course have been shown how to correct the bite as well as align teeth for an attractive smile. Thus for the Roth Williams doctor, orthodontics is a health service as well as a cosmetic one. Because of the belief in this philosophy, Dr. Lipkin pays particular attention to jaw joints and their health through looking at CBCT images of the joints and articulated models (vs hand held, done by many orthodontists).
Braces are used to assist in aligning and straightening teeth in order to not only improve appearance, but improve a person’s bite. Having braces isn’t just about improving your smile, but it’s also about improving your overall dental health. Orthodontics may be used to correct malocclusion, overbite, underbites, cross bites, deep bites, crooked teeth and other flaws of the teeth and jaws. Braces may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help with making corrections to a person’s bite.
Metal braces made from stainless steel brackets and wires remain the most popular choice for braces and are very effective.
Choose from any of the colors below. Sketch out a pattern or design, and bring it in to your appointment.
Virtually invisible, there are several advantages clear brackets have over traditional braces and aligners. Clear braces combine tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results. Available from skilled orthodontists, clear braces combine the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
Lingual braces are a great solution for professionals or for anyone who prefers not to have the braces visible. Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth so that you get the same effective tooth alignment to create a beautiful smile, without everyone realizing you have braces.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Using SureSmile® provides your orthodontist the opportunity to visualize different treatment plans and to view your individual tooth anatomy from every angle and dimension. This ability to visualize and plan tooth and root positions within a supporting bone is changing the way orthodontists approach treatment planning. It’s also enabling them to plan better quality and long-lasting results for their patients. With SureSmile® 6.0, orthodontists are able to focus on treatments with improved precision and collaborate with specialists more efficiently.
With the rapid advancement in orthodontic technologies, doctors are evaluating what will drive the most significant improvements in their patients’ outcomes. That’s why orthodontists are paying so much attention to the measurable difference of the SureSmile® treatment optimization system. Comparative studies show that doctors using the SureSmile® system are able to significantly reduce treatment times and simultaneously improve outcome quality.
SureSmile® is the only system for fixed appliances that can provide active management of treatment objectives and appliance design. A SureSmile appliance can be refined at any time during treatment and SureSmile® software provides tools for analysis of results and decision-making support.
Unlike other orthodontic systems, SureSmile® has left the precision, control and skill to the orthodontist. Ever since orthodontists have been using SureSmile® technology and clinical support, doctors have the unprecedented ability to plan and control treatment that deliver high quality outcomes every time.
Both removable and fixed PEDs can be used to address crowding and other issues by expanding the upper jaw to make more room to accommodate tooth and/or jaw alignment.
Orthognathic Surgery is done to correct misalignments or other abnormalities in the upper jaw and lower jaws. For this type of orthodontics, we work closely with an oral surgeon to create a treatment plan. This surgery and orthodontic treatment solution can help improve speech, breathing, chewing and appearance.
Orthognathic surgery can involve surgical procedures such as an osteotomy (bone cutting), bone grafts, or distraction osteogenesis (stretching of the bone) and orthodontic (braces) care. Orthognathic correction is conducted in stages, and the course of treatment can last a few months up to one year or more.
In order to perform the procedure successfully, the jawbones will be repositioned in accordance with one’s specific needs. Inconspicuous incisions are usually made inside, and if needed, outside the mouth to allow for surgical plates, screws, wires and rubber bands to be used to hold your jaws in their new positions.
Permanent retainers consist of a thin wire that is properly adapted and bonded (“glued”) to the inside surfaces of the front 4 or 6 teeth. Because these are permanent, there is no chance of loosing them or forgetting to wear them. These will prevent front teeth from shifting after orthodontic treatment has been completed.