Dr. Trovato is a general dentist with over 30 years of experience in orthodontics. In fact, Kearny-based Dr. Trovato has lectured to NJ Orthodontists on the subject of functional orthodontics, and functional jaw orthopedics. He has been published in the Function Orthodontist, and holds a US patent for a dental device. Dr. Trovato is certified to use several different aligner systems including Invisalign.
Using a functional orthodontic approach, Dr. Trovato is able to treat patients as young as 6 years old if necessary. There are many misconceptions about orthodontics. It is not necessary to take two years to treat a case. Most cases can be treated in under 12 months and be done without tooth extractions. It is rarely necessary to extract permanent teeth, in fact, extracting teeth will typically lead to excess space. When this excess space is closed, it can result in a deficient mid-face profile, airway obstruction, sleep apnea, and TMJ disfunction.
Sound Orthodontic Principles …
The key to successful treatment is in the diagnosing and planning. Dr. Trovato utilizes sound orthodontic principles along with the most up-to-date technology in order to have precise measurements of the starting and end points. By carefully mapping out an orthodontic case from the very start, it is possible to plan out all the movements prior to the start of treatment. With the technology available today, all the necessary forces and movements can be initiated right at the beginning of treatment, allowing the case to be completed in a minimal amount of time.
Less time means:
- More cooperation in treatment
- Less anxiety with treatment
- Less chance for hygiene problems
- Less tooth decay
- Less chance to develop decalcifications (white spots) on the teeth
- Fewer trips to the dentist
Contrary to what you might think, finishing orthodontic cases in less time actually utilizes lighter forces, and is safer for the teeth and bones. It is also more comfortable for the patient due to the use of light forces.
Our orthodontic techniques allow us to develop the upper and lower jaws at the same time as we straighten the teeth, which also greatly reduces treatment time. The arches become nicely developed to give a beautiful broad smile.