Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ask Orchin Orthodontics: What does it mean to be a Schulman Study Group practice?

Both Drs. Jeremy Orchin and Andrew Orchin are members of The Schulman Study Group (SSG), a nationally recognized association of prominent—among the top 1 percent—orthodontic practices.

Membership is extended exclusively by invitation to sustain the same high standard, and offers participants access to new technology and opportunities for innovation and insight that they would not otherwise find. Schulman Study Group orthodontists are a very special group: Members of this professional group are committed to supporting each other in pursuing the most progressive and innovative treatment techniques. Excellence in practice and care is the mission that unites and drives the members of the Schulman Study Group. When you choose a Schulman Group practice such as Orchin Orthodontics, you are choosing specialists who are committed to being the best and giving you the best treatment and care possible. Schulman Study Group members share a commitment to exceptional patient care, quality of orthodontic experience, and continuing education.

Dr. Jeremy Orchin is a charter member of SSG since 1982. He was awarded the Schulman award in 2004.

“One of my greatest honors as an orthodontist was being awarded the coveted Martin "Bud" Schulman award in 2004," he said. "I consider myself the most fortunate orthodontist in my relationship with Bud.”

Dr. Andrew Orchin, who became a member in 2004, is very active in the group and has encouraged his Treatment Coordinators (Ellen Moore and Whitney Dwyer) to participate and attend meetings as well. The meetings are informative and exciting to attend and the entire Orchin Orthodontics Team looks forward to new ideas that will make our practice even better. The Schulman Study Group is a wonderful venue to gather and share practice and treatment information in a way that is invaluable to Dr. Orchin.

Our patients remain our number one priority and we are always looking for ways we can improve. That is one of the many reasons Orchin Orthodontics is the best practice in the Washington, DC metro area.

Friday, January 22, 2010

SureSmile makes the rounds on ABC’s “The Doctors” — Orchin Orthodontics

Last week, the team at Orchin Orthodontics told you about one of the latest additions to Orchin Orthodontics: SureSmile technology. Well, on a recent episode of ABC's "The Doctors," Dr. Thomas Lee of Oxnard, California, was interviewed in front of a live audience and demonstrated SureSmile technology. Dr. Lee's 14-year-old patient, Nina, who had just completed SureSmile treatment, was part of the segment as well, and spoke positively about her SureSmile treatment experience.

SureSmile is a software program that facilitates the precise positioning of a patient’s teeth placement for orthodontic braces. Did you know Dr. Andrew Orchin is a certified SureSmile provider? Give us a call and ask for more information!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We are Thrilled to introduce our patients to SureSmile!

Orchin Orthodontics is committed to delivering high levels of service and care to our patients. That means keeping up with advancements in orthodontics such as SureSmile. We are the only orthodontic office in the area to provide SureSmile as an option for patients needing orthodontic treatment with conventional braces. SureSmile is an incredible high-tech approach to orthodontics. With SureSmile, we use several technologies to give you a great result in less time. First, a scanner captures 3-D images of your teeth so Dr. Orchin can plan treatment on the computer. Next, he directs specialized robots to produce prescription wires to use in your braces. Treatment is faster because SureSmile enables us to move teeth directly and precisely into position.

In addition to reducing the length of time you have to wear braces, the SureSmile system also reduces over all discomfort by decreasing the number of wire changes and adjustments. SureSmile is able to deliver these improvements to conventional orthodontic therapy because it customizes arch wires to move teeth more directly to the target positions.

At Orchin Orthodontics we know you would like to get out of braces quickly but you also want a great smile that will last a lifetime. At our office you can have both. Ask a team member how you can get SureSmile treatment.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The advantage of Invisalign Teen™ at Orchin Orthodontics

Dr. Orchin knows image is everything. At an age when image is so important, the thought of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to teeth may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today's teens. But... not to worry! There is a clear alternative to traditional braces! The team at Orchin Orthodontics thought we'd remind you that Invisalign Teen™ gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a "clearly" amazing smile!

For many teens, Invisalign Teen offers a trouble-free, clear alternative to traditional braces; and not only that, but it offers them the chance to have straight teeth without losing self-confidence!

So how does Invisalign Teen work? Invisalign Teen works in the same way as Invisalign, but with a few added characteristics tailored specifically to teenagers’ lifestyles. For instance, Invisalign Teen is designed with “compliance indicators” that fade from dark to light during the two week period that particular tray is used and once it has faded teens know to change trays. Each aligner comes with up to six free individual replacement aligners in case the original aligner ends up lost or broken. Another big benefit for the patient!

The treatment period for Invisalign Teen varies from nine to 18 months. If your teen is considering orthodontic treatment, please contact us and we’ll answer any questions you may have about Invisalign Teen.