Digital x-rays- save time, reduce radiation exposure, eliminate costly imaging lab bills, and are much more convenient
Lab- We have been using the same local lab technician for all of our appliances for over 10 years. This translates to very predictable and well fitting retainers (no outsourcing to cheaper labs or overseas production).
Solar- Our San Diego office is completely self-sufficient, producing more solar energy than we use.
Water- Our office is one of the few in San Diego that uses a waterless suction system to conserve this precious resource.
3D Printing- We use one of the most advanced commercial grade 3D printers, the Envisiontec one printer. All printing is done on site for fast and accurate results.
Dr. Asbury worked in a lab at Harvard Medical School using live retrovirus (an RNA virus like Coronavirus), so was trained and certified in biological safety protols.
iWave ionizers are used in the office.
IQAir purifying systems are used using hyperHEPA filters.
Isolite intraoral suction.
Level 3 and N95 masks are used.
High efficiency air filters are used in the HVAC systems.
Steam autoclave is used and tested at least weekly using the most rigorous protocols available.
i-CAT 3D x-rays
With lower radation than standard 2D panoramic x-rays, iCAT 3d scans provide much more diagnostic information.This allows much better visualization of the airway, as well the ability to achieve better treatment results. i-CAT radiation is so low it is comparable to the amount of radation received by the natual environment in San Diego for a day.
iTero digital models
Eliminate the traditional molds for Invisalign. Also makes storing models much easier, as well as facilitates easy transfer of models if needed.
Self-ligating (self-adjusting) braces
This can reduce the number of visits and allows you to go longer between visits.
Secure cloud-based patient records
Your private health information is safe. We use a world class cloud based storage program which maintains your records off site, encrypted, and backed up.
By creating small micro perforation in the bone, this device will increase the rate of tooth movement 300%, meaning you are out of treatment sooner.
By working with local periodontists, we can greatly accelerate the rate of tooth movement, reduce root resorption, and provide a more stable result in a fraction of the time.
Dr. Asbury uses a diode laser for simple exposures of impacted teeth and to remove excess gum tissue which prevents braces from being placed on teeth. This can even be done without any injections.