Two-Phase Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment utilizing a two-phase approach at Busciglio Smiles is designed to capitalize on your child’s growth and development. This proactive method not only addresses immediate alignment issues but also anticipates future dental concerns, ensuring optimal oral health for your child. Our goal is to create a balanced facial aesthetic, functional bite, and a beautiful, confident smile that will last your child a lifetime.

At Busciglio Smiles, we believe in providing comprehensive orthodontic care that’s designed to deliver the most effective results. Our two-phase treatment is a specialized process combining teeth straightening and physical, facial changes. This approach is truly revolutionary as it ensures maximum effectiveness in a short amount of time. The two-phase treatment involves three key steps: Phase 1, the Resting Period, and Phase 2.

The first phase of treatment, Phase 1, begins while your child still has most of their primary (baby) teeth. The goal during this phase is not only to correct immediate problems but also to prevent future ones. This phase involves the use of various orthodontic appliances that help align the jaw, correct bad oral habits, guide jaw growth, widen arches, and make space for permanent teeth. The duration of this phase varies depending on your child’s unique needs, but typically lasts about 9-12 months.

After Phase 1, we move into the Resting Period. During this time, the remaining permanent teeth are left to erupt naturally. No orthodontic appliances are usually worn in this stage. This important break allows for the natural growth of permanent teeth and helps reduce the possibility of extractions later on. Regular check-ups are conducted to monitor the progress of teeth eruption.

Phase 2 typically begins when all of your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. The objective of this phase is to ensure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. This is achieved through a carefully calculated use of braces which are typically worn for an average of 24 months. Once this phase is completed, a retainer is used to maintain the new positions of your child’s teeth.

Our two-phase treatment at Busciglio Smiles is a comprehensive approach designed to ensure excellent oral health and a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. It’s about more than just straightening the teeth; it’s about creating harmony between facial aesthetics and dental function for optimal oral health and confidence in your child’s smile.

Surgical Orthodontics

At Busciglio Smiles, we’re dedicated to delivering personalized orthodontic care that meets your unique dental needs and enhances your smile. While our primary approach focuses on non-surgical treatment options, certain severe cases necessitate the intervention of surgical orthodontics. We want to assure you that such measures are only considered when absolutely necessary, and are aimed at providing you with the best possible oral health outcomes.

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized branch of orthodontic treatment used to address severe cases of malocclusions, facial imbalances, or other abnormalities that cannot be effectively treated with braces alone. These conditions could significantly affect an individual’s ability to chew, speak, or perform other routine activities.

In instances where surgical orthodontics becomes necessary, our team collaborates closely with a trusted oral surgeon. Together, we develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. This combined expertise ensures that you receive the most effective care, leading to optimal results.

The goal of surgical orthodontics extends beyond aesthetics. While enhancing your smile is a key objective, the treatment also aims to improve functionality, ensure proper bite alignment, and boost overall oral health. It is typically recommended for non-growing adult patients with severe orthodontic issues that cannot be corrected through orthodontics alone.

At Busciglio Smiles, our priority is your smile. Whether your treatment plan includes braces, aligners, or in rare cases, surgical orthodontics, our commitment remains the same – to provide exceptional care that enhances your smile and boosts your confidence. Your oral health journey is ours, and we’re with you every step of the way.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, often referred to as TMJ or TMD, is a condition that affects the hinge connecting your jaw to your skull’s temporal bones. This joint plays an essential role in everyday functions such as chewing, speaking, and yawning. When disrupted, it can lead to symptoms like chronic jaw pain, headaches, difficulty chewing, and sometimes even changes in the way your teeth fit together.

At Busciglio Smiles, we understand how debilitating TMJ/TMD can be, disrupting your daily routines and diminishing your quality of life. That’s why we are committed to providing comprehensive and effective treatment options designed to alleviate your discomfort and improve your overall oral health.

Our approach to treating TMJ/TMD is holistic and patient-centric. We begin with a thorough evaluation of your jaw joint, facial muscles, and teeth to accurately diagnose the condition. This process involves reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical examination. We then use advanced diagnostic tools to gain a detailed understanding of your jaw’s structure and function.

Post-diagnosis, our experienced team develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our treatment options range from non-invasive techniques such as physical therapy, stress management, and dietary changes, to the use of custom-made dental appliances that help reduce strain on the jaw. In severe cases, more advanced procedures may be considered, but they are always the last resort.

At Busciglio Smiles, we believe in empowering our patients through education. We take the time to explain your diagnosis, discuss potential treatment options, and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to ensure you feel informed, confident, and comfortable with your care.

Furthermore, we provide resources and guidance for home-based care and lifestyle modifications that can help manage TMJ/TMD symptoms. These might include exercises to strengthen jaw muscles, recommendations for heat or cold packs, and suggestions for softer foods to ease jaw strain.

Remember, enduring TMJ/TMD pain isn’t a given. With the right treatment and management, you can alleviate your symptoms, regain control of your oral health, and improve your overall quality of life. At Busciglio Smiles, we’re committed to guiding you on this journey. Our mission is to provide exceptional care that not only treats your condition but also enhances your smile, boosts your confidence, and positively impacts your life.

Accelerated Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a significant investment in your oral health and self-confidence. At Busciglio Smiles, we understand that while the end results are worth it, many of our patients want to complete their treatment as quickly as possible. That’s why we’re excited to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment using the innovative Propel VPro device.

The Propel VPro is a groundbreaking tool designed to speed up tooth movement and decrease overall treatment time. It uses gentle vibrations, known as micropulses, to stimulate bone remodeling. This process allows your teeth to move into their correct positions faster and more comfortably than with braces or aligners alone.

One of the greatest benefits of the Propel VPro is its convenience. The device is used just five minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. It’s compact, cordless, and easy to use, making it a perfect fit for busy lifestyles. Plus, it’s fully compatible with all orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces and clear aligners.

But the advantages of Propel VPro go beyond speed. This advanced technology also helps to reduce discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment. The micropulses it emits not only accelerate tooth movement but also increase blood flow, reducing inflammation and promoting faster healing.

At Busciglio Smiles, we believe in providing our patients with the best and most efficient treatment options. The Propel VPro device aligns perfectly with this philosophy, offering a safe and effective way to expedite orthodontic treatment without compromising on results.

Our experienced team will guide you on how to use the Propel VPro device, ensuring you’re comfortable and confident with your at-home treatment. We’re here to support you every step of the way, providing personalized care that meets your unique needs and goals.

Orthodontic Retention

Achieving a beautiful, straight smile through orthodontic treatment is an exciting milestone. But the journey to maintaining that perfect smile doesn’t end when the braces come off or you finish your last set of aligners. The final and equally important stage in the orthodontic process is retention — this is where retainers come into play.

At Busciglio Smiles, we emphasize the importance of retainers following orthodontic treatment. Retainers are custom-made devices that are typically worn after braces or aligners are removed. They serve a crucial role in preserving the alignment of your teeth and ensuring the long-lasting success of your orthodontic treatment.

Why are retainers so important? Your teeth can have a tendency to shift back towards their original positions once orthodontic treatment has ended — a phenomenon known as relapse. Retainers help combat this by holding your teeth in their new positions long enough for new bone and ligament fibers to form around them, effectively stabilizing them in their proper alignment.

Depending on your specific needs and treatment outcome, we may recommend either a removable or fixed retainer. Removable retainers can be taken out during meals and for cleaning, while fixed retainers are bonded discreetly behind your teeth. Our experienced team will guide you on the proper care and use of your retainer, ensuring it serves you effectively for years to come.

Remember, wearing your retainer as instructed is just as important as the active phase of your treatment. It’s a commitment to maintaining that beautiful smile you worked hard to achieve. At Busciglio Smiles, we’re dedicated to guiding you through every stage of your orthodontic journey — from the initial consultation to the day you receive your retainer and beyond.

Retainers are not merely an afterthought; they are a vital part of the orthodontic process. With the right retainer and a commitment to wearing it as directed, you can enjoy the benefits of your beautifully aligned smile for a lifetime. Trust Busciglio Smiles to be with you every step of the way in your journey to a healthier, more confident smile.

Retainer Assurance Program

Our Retainers Assurance Program is an affordable solution for keeping you or your child’s smile straight and beautiful after orthodontic treatment! It works in the following way:

  • Patients pay a one-time fee to join of $750
  • Replacement retainers are created as needed (up to 4 sets a year)
  • Only requires a quick digital scan in our office ($25 per arch scan fee)

Both new and existing patients are eligible to join the Retainers Assurance Program. At Busciglio Smiles, we want to make maintaining a straight smile as convenient as possible for our patients. Talk to a member of our staff today to sign up or for more information!

*Program details subject to change. Does not include revisions. Account must be current or paid in full. ADA codes 8703 (upper) and 8704 (lower).

Teeth Whitening

GLO Teeth Whitening

In the journey toward achieving your ideal smile, teeth whitening stands out as a pivotal step for many. Whether you’ve recently completed orthodontic treatment and are looking to further enhance the appearance of your smile or simply wish to restore its natural brilliance, professional teeth whitening offers a safe and effective solution. At Busciglio Smiles, we’re dedicated to helping each patient achieve their brightest smile, using state-of-the-art treatments tailored to meet individual needs and goals. That’s why we are proud to offer GLO Teeth Whitening, a revolutionary whitening technology that guarantees brilliant results with a more comfortable process.

GLO (Guided Light Optic) technology revolutionizes teeth whitening by using a combination of controlled warmth and light within a closed-system mouthpiece to accelerate the whitening process. This method not only ensures significant whitening results but does so with minimal sensitivity, a common concern for many patients seeking brighter, whiter smiles.

Why Choose GLO Teeth Whitening?

We understand that a radiant smile can significantly boost your confidence and overall happiness. That’s why we recommend GLO Teeth Whitening for its numerous benefits, including:

  • Fast & Effective Results — GLO Teeth Whitening can deliver noticeable results in as little as one office visit, making it perfect for those looking to enhance their smile quickly.
  • Minimal Sensitivity — Thanks to its unique technology, GLO minimizes tooth sensitivity compared to other whitening methods, providing a more comfortable experience.
  • Safe & Easy To Use — Whether you choose an in-office treatment or take-home kit, GLO Teeth Whitening is designed for safety and ease of use, ensuring you get the best possible results without complications.

At Busciglio Smiles, your smile is our passion. Our team is here to guide you through the entire process of improving your smile, including achieving a whiter smile. At our offices, you receive personalized care tailored to your unique needs, and we believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. With GLO Teeth Whitening, achieving that has never been easier.

If you’re looking for a safe, effective, and convenient way to brighten your smile, look no further than GLO Teeth Whitening at Busciglio Smiles. Contact us today to request a consultation, and take the first step toward a more radiant, confident smile.