Dr Ainsworth utilizes high quality materials and state of the art techniques to be certain that you receive comfortable, health-centered, and time efficient treatment. Our practice uses the Damon bracketing technology as well as the American bracketing technology. Both bracketing technologies are offered in a porcelain/clear option as well as the traditional stainless steel option. We also offer the Insigna Clearguide tray system and Invisalign for a more discreet and aesthetically pleasing treatment option. In addition to the above technologies, our practice offers many other growth stimulating appliances which may be required in conjunction with bracketing in some interceptive, adolescent, and adult treatments in order to obtain the desired result.
American Bracketing System: The “American brackets” or the Alexander LTS system was invented by Dr. Wick Alexander and has been used in successfully treating patients for over 30 years. Dr. Ainsworth personally studied under Dr. Alexander while in Orthodontic training and has been using this bracketing system since opening his practice in 1974. The American brackets use the clear or colored elastic ties, or “O-rings” around each of the brackets to not only stabilize the wire but also can be used to add a personal touch to your smile. Using his own unique prescription within this bracketing system, Dr. Ainsworth has full control of tooth movement to produce a beautiful occlusion and finish in minimal time. For more detailed information regarding this system, please visit their website at www.americanortho.com/metal-alexander-lts.html
Damon Bracketing System: The Damon bracketing system was invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. They are a self- ligating bracket, which allows the wire to slide freely within the bracket. The self-ligating technology eliminates the need for the elastic ties or “O-rings.” Creating less friction, this bracketing system offers greater comfort for the patient. In addition, allowing longer time between office visits provides the convenience of fewer appointments & often reduces overall treatment time. For more detailed information regarding this system, please visit their website at www.damonbraces.com
Insignia Clearguide Express Aligner System: The insignia clearguide express aligner system offers a very discreet option for orthodontic treatment. The system utilizes a series of virtually clear removable aligner trays. Because the trays are sent out in a series format rather than all at once, it allows the orthodontist to make changes to the remaining trays as needed. This eliminates additional fees to refine the treatment. This type of treatment option is used for patients who require minimal to moderate tooth movement and Dr. Ainsworth would have to see you personally for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this type of treatment. For more detailed information regarding this system, please visit their website at http://insigniasmile.com/treatment-choices.php
Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear tray aligner system. This system uses a series of trays that discreetly fit over your upper and lower teeth correcting and aligning them as you progress though each set of trays. Although not everyone is a candidate for this type of system, Dr. Ainsworth will evaluate your teeth to see if in fact, Invisalign is the ideal option for you. For more detailed information regarding this system, please visit their website at http://www.invisalign.com/How-Invisalign-Works/Pages/Default.aspx
Dr. Joseph C. Ainsworth III, DDS Orthodontist