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Back Pack Contest in Full Swing at FSO

Back pack 2013 001As we enter August and the “dog days of summer” we are continuing with Skippy’s Ice Cream Cart in appreciation for all of our patients!  And our annual summer long “Back Pack Contest” will be winding down at the end of the month, with backpacks ready to be donated to a local school before the beginning of the new school year.  We will help put a smile on some faces for the first day of school this year. We like creating smiles any way we can!

About Dr. Meharg:

Dr. Meharg is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He has submitted over 215 cases of Invisalign and has earned Premier Preferred Provider status with Align Technology. To schedule a FREE consultation please call 315-471-6790.

Franklin Square Orthodontics Appreciates their Patients

kleberg 2013Franklin Square Orthodontics is happy to announce that once again, Skippy’s ice cream cart will be back for another summer of patient appreciation!  After baseball games and bowling parties, we have decided that providing ice cream treats to our patients throughout the summer months is a very popular way for us to show our appreciation for all of our wonderful patients!

About Dr. Meharg:

Dr. Meharg is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He has submitted over 215 cases of Invisalign and has earned Premier Preferred Provider status with Align Technology. To schedule a FREE consultation please call 315-471-6790.

 

Franklin Square Orthodontics now offers “AcceleDent Aura” for Faster Tooth Movement

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At the recent American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session, one of the current topics of conversation was faster tooth movement. The last 25 years have produced some dramatic improvements in orthodontic treatment. Included in this list would be improved bonding cements, ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, super elastic arch wires and Invisalign (to name a few of the improvements). Orthodontic treatment, however, still takes about 18-30 months to complete for most patients.

Among the ways presented to accelerate tooth movement was a system developed by a company named AcceleDent. (http://acceledent.com) The technology to safely accelerate the bone remodeling process is based on long term research in orthopedics and the AcceleDent Aura device has been used worldwide since 2009. It has been approved for use in the United States by the FDA and the procedure is feasible for most patients.  The AcceleDent Aura device works by means of a patented “Soft Pulse Technology”. These “Soft Pulse” micropulses are gentle, with a force which is 8 times less than the force of a power toothbrush. The device is worn for 20 minutes per day and it delivers precisely calibrated micropulses to gently accelerate the movement of the teeth during conventional and orthodontic Treatment.

If you would like to find out more about accelerated tooth movement please call the office or ask us at your next visit.

About Dr. Meharg:

Dr. Meharg is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He has submitted over 170 cases of Invisalign and has earned Premier Preferred Provider status with Align Technology. To schedule a FREE consultation please call 315-471-6790.

 

Dr. Meharg Attends the 113th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics

AAO 2013Dr. Meharg recently returned from the 113th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 3rd through May 7th.  Among the variety of topics Dr. Meharg learned about are:

  • New Advances in Accelerated Tooth Movement
  • “The Art and Humanity of Orthodontics”
  • Early Treatment – When to Treat and When to Wait
  • The Spectrum of Orthodontics for Adults

Another result of the meeting, which we are excited about is the introduction of a new orthodontic app for our patients to use on their smart phones and tablets.  One of the features of the app will allow patients to take photos of their smile during treatment and then create a video.  This video of your smile under construction is called TIME LAPSE SMILE and patients and parents will be able to share the video with friends and family.

Look for it in the office soon!

About Dr. Meharg:

Dr. Meharg is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He has submitted over 170 cases of Invisalign and has earned Premier Preferred Provider status with Align Technology. To schedule a FREE consultation please call 315-471-6790.