Advanced Technology

Technology is constantly changing and improving. As we discover more innovations, we work to incorporate these new tools into our practice. At Smile Suffolk Braces, we utilize the latest in advanced technology to provide unparalleled care to our patients. These revolutionary developments not only make treatment more efficient, they also make it safer. Read on to learn more about the technology used at our practice.

FACE – Functional And Cosmetic Excellence

FACE is both a treatment philosophy and method of orthodontics that goes way beyond simply giving you straight teeth.


The reason why is that orthodontics done as a health service provides for a large number of other benefits beyond simply having straight teeth.

FACE, which stands for Functional and Aesthetic Excellence is an advanced level of thinking and treatment that takes into account the physiology of muscles, health of the jaw joints, the breathing airway and how your bite functions.

Digital X-rays / CBCT

Our diagnostic imaging at Smile Orthodontics is completely digital. This not only means it provides a near-instantaneous image, it also emits significantly less radiation – about 90 percent less than traditional x-ray units. Therefore, when you have x-rays taken at our practice, you can rest assured they are safe and efficient.

Digital imaging also allows our doctors to zoom in and manipulate the images for clarity. This means more accurate and precise treatment for our patients.

AcceleDent® Aura

“Is there any way to make my treatment go faster?” This is a question we hear quite often at our practice. Braces are an excellent way to achieve the smile you desire, but two years in treatment can seem daunting. For patients seeking the fast track to a dazzling smile, AcceleDent Aura may be an option. This revolutionary, FDA-approved, doctor-prescribed technology can reduce your treatment time by up to 50 percent, and it is available at Smile Orthodontics.

How Does AcceleDent Aura Work?

AcceleDent is a device that is placed over braces or aligners for approximately 20 minutes every day. The success of AcceleDent is primarily due to its innovative SoftPulse Technology™. By applying gentle micropulses to the teeth, movement can be facilitated, and the bone remodeling process can be accelerated. The pressure applied by the device is less than an electric toothbrush, but incredibly effective when used routinely. In addition to accelerating your treatment, AcceleDent can also make orthodontic treatment more comfortable.

Learn More about Our Technology

We strive to stay up to date on all dental technology so we can provide you with a comfortable and pleasant experience. To learn more about the advanced technology at our Suffolk, VA practice, contact us online, or give us a call at (757) 686-3444 (Breezeport Way) or (757) 925-0407 (Hillpoint Boulevard).

Thomas T. Taylor, D.M.D., M.S. Meet Our Doctors
When I first came to Smile Suffolk Braces, I was 11 years old, and my smile had a lot of work to do. By the time I was done being treated, my smile was exactly how I wanted it to look. With my new, big smile, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. Overall, my time at Smile Suffolk Braces was life-changing and very enjoyable.Kendall S.

Smile Suffolk Braces Locations

North Suffolk Location

1530 Breezeport Way
Suite 500
Suffolk, VA 23435

South Suffolk Location

1034 Hillpoint Blvd. N.
Suffolk, VA 23434