Washington, DC orthodontist Dr. Wayne Hickory has announced that he is providing the latest in Invisalign® procedures recently released from Align Inc. The Invisalign® G4 utilizes SmartForce® technology and offers further correction for misaligned teeth and enhanced results by improving predictability of movement and providing greater root tip control. Dr. Hickory says the new innovations can be particularly beneficial to patients suffering from anterior open bites and those who wish to have a great smile but do not want to wear braces.
The Invisalign® G4 combines precision force systems and virtual modeling to provide more predictable tooth movements and eliminate interferences with custom positioning. Through multiple points of contact and pressure with the tooth, the clear braces technology can be used for space closure, tooth alignment, uprighting, and other clinical applications. Dr. Hickory says the recent introduction of optimized attachments to the aligners offers more precise pressure and delivers forces to teeth in three dimensions so as to achieve predicted alignment. He also says that using leverage of the back (posterior) teeth can also provide an anchor to help move the front (anterior) teeth and correct open bites. Published case examples now show Invisalign to be more effective than braces for open bite cases. He adds that the results he achieves with Invisalign G4 are also more stable.
Dr. Hickory says patients seeking Invisalign in Washington, DC will now be able to have the most advanced corrective procedure for misaligned teeth available. He says he is excited about the new technology because it offers patients improved results including correction of occlusion (fit of the teeth or bite) and alignment, which leads to greater confidence with one’s smile.
About Wayne B. Hickory, D.M.D. M.D.S
Dr. Wayne Hickory received his undergraduate education from Trinity College in Connecticut and a master’s degree in nutritional science at Boston University, School of Graduate Dentistry. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and three-year postdoctoral program in orthodontics in addition to a Masters in Dental Science at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. As an original member of the Alpha Group and Speakers Bureau of Align Technology, Dr. Hickory was also one of the first orthodontists in America to use Invisalign®, SureSmile, OrthoCad, and Incognito.
Located 2132 R Street NW in Washington, DC, Dr. Hickory’s practice can be reached at (202) 684-8474. He can also be contacted online via the website embassyrowortho.com or facebook.com/pages/Embassy-Row-Orthodontics/176345775739826.