Orthodontic Technologies

At Summer Orthodontics we love using the latest and greatest technologies.  This passion for technology is focused on proven advancements in the orthodontic industry. These are exciting primarily because they improve the treatment experience and results for our patients.

We use the latest orthodontic technology in our practice. This includes the iTero IntraOral Digital Scanner and accelerated treatment options that can cut treatment time in half!


Invisalign braces has also changed the face of orthodontic care. When metal braces were the only options, orthodontic patients always had a mouth full of metal and wires for long periods of time. This can be really hard especially for patients who are very appearance focused. Concerns about how braces make you look now though is not as big of a problem because of innovative technologies like Invisalign.

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear braces are almost invisible inside your mouth. People will really need to look inside your mouth to notice them compared to the blaring glare of metal that comes with more conventional braces.

Invisalign braces were designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind and are more flexible. With these braces, you can remove them on your own for short periods of time, like for instance, when you want to eat or drink something or when you are cleaning and flossing your teeth. And with Invisalign there are no barriers to getting a proper clean.

Remember though that the longer you go without wearing them, the longer the teeth straightening process will take so only remove them when absolutely necessary. It is recommended that you wear them at least 20 to 22 hours a day.

Accelerated Treatment

Summer Orthodontics offers VPro5 technology from Propel Orthodontics to significantly reduce treatment time.

The VPro5 delivers gentle vibrations to perfectly compliment any treatment plan. Used just 5 minutes per day, the VPro5 ensures that aligners are fully engaged with a perfect fit.

VPro5 works with the body’s natural bone remodeling processes to significantly accelerate the treatment process. This technology works with both traditional braces and Invisalign, allowing the teeth to move more smoothly and predictably. In most cases, Propel cuts treatment time in half. You will be amazed by the results!

With Propel, you get straighter teeth faster. Ask us about Propel today!

Digital Records

In addition to digital photographs & X-rays, our team uses the iTero™ digital scanner. This scanner is used in conjunction with any orthodontic treatment but most commonly with Invisalign. It replaces the need for the traditional impression process with computerized 3D digital scanning. Full scans can be completed in just a few minutes.

Our patients enjoy the iTero™ system because there is no need for taking traditional impressions which may cause gagging in some patients. Instead, with the digital scanning system, this precise 3D image ensures the highest quality replication of the mouth for better treatment planning and best appliance fit. Because impressions are digital and can be submitted directly to Invisalign, it shortens the time patients must wait to begin the process of creating that beautiful smile.