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LightForce is Here - 3D Printed Braces For Personalized Treatment!

March 4th, 2021

LightForce is Here - 3D Printed Braces For Personalized Treatment!

At Bruno Orthodontics we are committed to bringing our patients the most advanced orthodontics possible, to make sure your treatment is easy, efficient, and effective. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are now offering LightForce, the world’s only 3D printed braces.

LightForce is lightyears ahead of traditional braces.

LightForce is a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to provide true custom treatment to each and every one of our patients. This personalized orthodontic 3D system customizes each bracket to fit every tooth perfectly. LightForce optimizes tooth movement, ensures comfort for our patients, and best of all, limits the time you need to spend in our office while getting the best treatment possible. Also, custom brackets can mean fewer emergency appointments for broken braces that don’t adhere as well to your teeth.

This is the most innovative advancement in bracket systems that the orthodontic industry has seen in decades.

What makes LightForce different?

LightForce is 100% customizable, bringing a flexibility and control never seen before in the treatment process. Unlike traditional braces, the brackets and braces are 3D printed exclusively for your teeth. LightForce’s 3D technology allows brackets to be patient-specific, allowing us to map a pathway to a better, healthier smile based on the needs of the individual patient.

How does LightForce work?

We take a complete digital scan of your smile during our initial consultation. Those scans will be used to design custom brackets for each individual tooth. 3D printing allows us to build the made-to-order brackets that we will actually use in your treatment. We place the brackets in any position on the tooth that is needed, meaning we have complete control of tooth movement making this orthodontic treatment faster and more efficient than traditional braces. LightForce braces are also more discreet than metal braces, allowing them to blend with the color of your teeth.

Ready to begin treatment?

Visit our office for a free consultation. At Bruno Orthodontics in Clawson, MI, we are taking every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff during every office visit. Know that we are looking out for your total health - as well as your beautiful new smile.

Want to learn more about how LightForce can help you achieve a happier and healthier smile? 

Call us today at (248) 435-2000 or click below to schedule a free consultation: 

 

Where you receive your care is important: 

Dr. Bruno was born and raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester High School. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Bruno regularly participates in continuing education events and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure his patients receive the best care available. He is a member of several major orthodontic professional organizations including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Southeast Michigan Orthodontic Association, the Detroit Orthodontic Alumni Association, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Oakland County Dental Society. 

He respects the hard work and dedication required to become an orthodontic specialist and believes in the ability of orthodontic treatment to not only improve a patient’s smile but to transform their life. Dr. Bruno and his experienced team can’t wait to meet you. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

 

 

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

November 5th, 2020

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a great choice. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally and minimize office visits. The choice is clear!

You may be wondering why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why an orthodontic specialist is the best choice for where you receive your care. 

-You only want to do this once. Do it right.

An orthodontist’s goal is to provide patients with straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking all of these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. An experienced orthodontist will develop a treatment plan and monitor your progress to ensure your treatment goes as planned. 

-Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.

You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of these problems. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to identify the underlying cause of these issues and solve them in a way that is healthy and sustainable. 

-Orthodontists know timing is important.

Not every patient that walks through the door is a candidate for treatment at that particular time. Growth and development phases, especially in kids and teenagers, can have a big impact on orthodontic treatment. A trained orthodontist can use a patient's growth to their advantage to help guide teeth to a healthier position. This frequently leads to less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of problems that occur at a less ideal time. Orthodontists are heavily experienced in facial growth which ensures that they don’t miss these opportunities. They will identify not only the best treatment plan for each patient, but the most appropriate time frame for which to implement that plan. 

-Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.  

-Orthodontists are specialists.

After our dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.

 

Want to learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a happier and healthier smile? 

Call us today at (248) 435-2000 or click below to schedule a free consultation: 

 

Where you receive your care is important: 

Dr. Bruno was born and raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester High School. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Bruno regularly participates in continuing education events and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure his patients receive the best care available. He is a member of several major orthodontic professional organizations including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Southeast Michigan Orthodontic Association, the Detroit Orthodontic Alumni Association, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Oakland County Dental Society. 

He respects the hard work and dedication required to become an orthodontic specialist and believes in the ability of orthodontic treatment to not only improve a patient’s smile but to transform their life. Dr. Bruno and his experienced team can’t wait to meet you. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

 

What’s so great about self-ligating braces?

September 23rd, 2020

Self-ligating braces have actually been around since the 1930’s, but recent improvements in technology have made them more popular than ever before. What makes them different? Let’s compare with traditional braces.

Technology

Traditional braces make use of bands around the brackets to hold the adjusting wire in place. “Self-ligating” means “self-binding” or “self-tying.” These braces also use brackets, but with a very different design. Self-ligating brackets have mechanisms such as “doors” or clips, which hold the wire to the bracket without the need for rubber bands or metal ligatures.

Effectiveness

All braces types will straighten your teeth. Some orthodontic conditions, such as moderate crowding of the teeth, appear to respond more quickly to self-ligating braces. Talk to Dr. Bruno about the difference in treatment time that you might expect with different types of braces.

Comfort

Some users find self-ligating braces more comfortable because they reduce friction and pressure on the teeth.

Oral Hygiene

Self-ligating brackets are easier to clean than brackets with bands. Bands hold on to food particles and can be difficult to clean completely, leaving bacteria and plaque on the teeth even after brushing.

Appearance

What most people notice first about braces are the colored bands or metal ligatures holding the wires in place. Without these ligatures, brackets are smaller and less noticeable. There are even clear brackets available for an almost invisible look. It you don’t want your braces to make a colorful statement, these might be the choice for you!

If you are interested in self-ligating braces as an option in your orthodontic care, give us a call at our Clawson office! We will be happy to explain the technology in greater detail, and to provide you with the best and most complete information you’ll need to make your choice of braces the right choice for you.

My teeth don't line up any more. Why?

September 16th, 2020

If your teeth don't line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually be applied to any condition that occurs because the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is inflamed.

The temporomandibular joint is essentially the hinge that holds your lower jaw to your skull, and when it is inflamed or damaged in any way, it can be extremely painful. You have two temporomandibular joint, one on each side of your jaw, and it is typical to experience TMD in both sides at the same time.

Shifting of the Teeth

The reason that your teeth may not line up as they once did is that the ball and socket joints are often out of alignment and, as mentioned above, often very inflamed as a result. In order to correct the problem, Dr. Bruno may prescribe dental orthotics such as a lower jaw splint.

Sometimes, the wisdom teeth can play a role in the shifting of the teeth as well. If shifting wisdom teeth is combined with TMD, it may be necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed. Dental splints may follow if your teeth don't shift back to their proper positions on their own.

TMD is certainly a difficult thing to deal with, so if you experience your teeth shifting, scheduling an appointment at our Clawson office is the smartest course. We want to help you get your smile back, so give us a call anytime.

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Dr. Bruno seems very attentive knowledgeable and staff is friendly.
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Such a great ortho experience
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Dr. Bruno and the staff always do a fantastic job! Thank you.
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Always great service!
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from southfield
Congenial and professional doctor and staff, always. Have appreciated the reminders and flexibility, and just overall personable nature of everyone there. Thank you. I'll do my best to keep Ryan Stottlemyer wearing his retainers at night!
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from Clawson
Very smooth process. Good communication.
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from Washington
Always love my visits to the office! Staff is super friendly and Dr. Bruno is the best. As an adult in her 50’s who went through braces I can’t recommend this office to enough people! Dr. Bruno worked with my dentist and my periodontist and everyone was on the same page. Thanks Dr. Bruno and you amazing staff!
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from Birmingham
Outstanding employees! Highly recommend
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from Clawson
Thank you for the all of wonderful care from Dr. Bruno , and his staff .
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from Clawson
Dr Bruno, and staff have always been very professional, and wonderful job.
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from ROYAL OAK
We were pleased with the entire staff for all the work that was done. They were very friendly and professional.
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from Troy
I enjoyed talking with the front desk staff and the ortho team. I appreciated how Dr. Bruno talked about Dr. Greenlee since I was a former patient of his.
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from Clawson
It was good
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from Pleasant Ridge
We are very happy with the work you are doing with our kids
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from Pleasant Ridge
Always on time. Very thorough with explanations related to treatments or billing. Use of modern technology makes scheduling and contacting staff easy.
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from Oak park
We had a great experience, as always!
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from Royal Oak
Great first impression of the staff. The office is nice and clean while the staff were very professional.
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from Clawson
We are so happy to be with you all! Dr. Bruno and the entire staff are amazing!
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from Royal Oak
Friendly staff.
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from Royal Oak
Great experience. Great staff and wonderful orthodontist!
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from warren
My daughter feels very comfortable when she goes for her appointments
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from Royal Oak
Always amazing!
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from Grosse Pointe Farms
Love Dr. Bruno and the entire team.
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from Troy
Dr. Bruno and the girls are awesome. Love everybody and happy to recommend them! Definitely love the vibe and easy to schedule with them. Highly recommend!
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from Oak park
It’s always a great experience. The staff are professional and courteous. They do wonderful work.
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from Warren
Always friendly!!!
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from Clawson
Always such a great experience! The staff feels like family.
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from Berkley
Happy with the care our child receives with his braces
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