A Center for Invisalign
Dr. Hickory is one of the first orthodontists in the entire country to use the innovative orthodontic treatment Invisalign®. This system of clear teeth aligners does not involve many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces, and allows you to straighten your teeth more comfortably and without everyone having to know you are undergoing treatment. Removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, Invisalign® progressively straightens your teeth over a period of about one year. One of the most popular orthodontic treatments at our practice, Dr. Hickory has designed treatment for more than 2,500 patients and even teaches Invisalign® certification courses for other orthodontists.
With digital orthodontics we create a 3D computer model of your teeth on which we design your treatment. In other words, your treatment is completed virtually before your actual treatment begins. If you ever had orthodontic care before, this may sound like science fiction. The computer model of your treatment drives computer-assisted manufacturing of a treatment system such as Invisalign® (a series of clear aligners), Incognito™ (braces hidden behind the teeth), SureSmile (wires bent by computer-driven robotics) or OrthoCad (braces placed on the virtual model of your teeth then easily placed on your teeth with a transfer tray). We were one of the first practices in the country to use each of these digital technologies. The result is faster treatment and more accurate results. Our office is one of few in the region with on-site optical scanning used to create a 3D computer model of your teeth without an impression. Dr. Hickory lectures to doctors throughout the World on these techniques.
Dr. Wayne Hickory
2132 R Street NW.
Washington, DC 20008