orthoTAINThe concept of invisible aligners to straighten teeth without braces was first conceived by Ortho-Tain®’s founder and inventor and practicing orthodontist, Dr. Earl Bergersen. In 1967, Dr. Bergersen invented a clear, removable appliance to treat advanced orthodontics.

As the first and foremost in the field, many competitors have tried to copy and imitate his technique, but no results can compare to the orthodontic treatment results achieved with Ortho-Tain® appliances.

Dr. Bergersen continued over the next few years to pursue more alternatives for early prevention orthodontics. Dr. Bergersen discovered that most corrections could be prevented when treatment is started at an early age with the eruption of the baby teeth. Over the years, the success of these techniques and appliances for interceptive orthodontics and TMJ treatment have been verified through hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. For more information visit: www.orthotain.com

Bone Grafting

bone_graft_smallA bone graft is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient's own body or an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. The graft not only replaces missing bone, but also helps your body to regenerate its own bone. This new bone growth strengthens the grafted area by forming a bridge between your existing bone and the graft material. This bone loss can be reversed. Over time your own newly formed bone will replace much of the grafted material.

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

We now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, and it also gives us a chance to more effectively restore esthetic appearance and functionality.