When you first visit us, you’ll notice the Frigo Difference right away. We strive to provide our patients with the absolute best orthodontic care available. We set our bar high, hiring only board-certified team members. Our orthodontists have more than 60 years of experience combined, and we’re just getting started.
In order to maintain our standard of excellence, we are committed to improving ourselves to better cater to your needs. We use the latest techniques in the industry, as well as cutting-edge technology. Dr. Frigo continues to perfect his craft with some of the world’s leading orthodontists, including Dr. Chang in Taiwan and Dr. Perrera in Spain.
Here is a sample of the technology we use to stay ahead of the curve and provide you with the best results:
In-House Retainers, Permanent Retainers,Corrective Retainers
We put our patients first every step of the way. We are proud to offer our own in-house lab, cutting out the middleman and ensuring that only the highest quality materials are used. Not only does this allow for increased precision, but it also cuts chair time in half and speeds up turnaround.
After finishing with orthodontic treatment, a vital part of maintaining your beautiful smile is wearing retainers. We will affix a permanent, hand-crafted retainer to your front lower teeth. In addition, our lab technician will create a set of removable, clear plastic retainers that you or your child will wear nightly. In the case that your retainers turn up missing, we offer complimentary overnight service for replacement.
When it comes to protecting your smile, every day is crucial. In the case that you or your loved one has forgotten to wear retainers, we also offer incredibly effective corrective retainers.
3D Imaging and Digital Models
Gone are the days of patients having to endure the process of creating a physical mold of their teeth. With today’s technology, we don’t need to use messy putty or require patients to hold their mouths open forever just to get impressions. 3D imaging, such as with the iTero device, allows us to precisely map out your teeth easily and comfortably. By taking six thousand images per second, the entire scanning process usually takes less than three minutes. This drastically improves accuracy and lets us show you what your future smile will look like before even starting treatment!
Digital Bracket Placement
Digital bracket placement, also known as indirect bonding, means that you won’t have to deal with the lengthy, exhausting process of having each bracket affixed individually to each tooth. Using the latest computer software, we will determine exactly where each bracket will be positioned on each tooth. This ensures ultimate precision and will save you anywhere between three to four visits to our office. With our technology, you’ll even get to see your end result before even starting treatment.
Temporary Anchor Devices/Pins
At Frigo Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing all of our patients with the most efficient, comfortable treatment plan available. Many other practices insist on performing jaw surgery before starting orthodontic procedures. We believe that there is a better way. By using temporary anchor devices (or TADs), we can avoid the pain, recovery time, and cost of surgery. In addition, they eliminate the need for bulky apparatus like the headgear of the past.
Essentially, TADs are small pins that are strategically placed through the gums into the jaw bone. They serve as a fixed anchor, which your orthodontist will use to exert pressure in order to shift your teeth gently. They can even be used to move teeth on the same arch in opposite directions, greatly assisting in the success of complex cases.
Experience the Frigo difference—schedule a consultation today!
If you’re interested in discovering the Frigo difference for yourself, come visit us today in our Gulfport or Biloxi locations for a consultation visit. Your consultation includes digital X-rays, an oral exam, and an in-depth discussion about your treatment options. Our financial services representatives are ready to help you determine your insurance options and map out a payment plan, so you can rest assured knowing you’ll be taken care of from start to finish.