Welcome to Kravitz Orthodontics! Our two beautiful state of the art offices are located in South Riding and Ashburn (One Loudoun), Virginia We proudly serve South Riding, Aldie, Ashburn, One Loudoun and the surround areas of Loudoun County.Our credo is simple: we believe we have higher standards of patient care. We only use the most advanced orthodontic technology (featuring Invisalign, Incognito, and low friction self ligation brackets), combined with maximum doctor availability (including very Late Evenings and Weekends). Dr. Neal Kravitz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, faculty at Washington Hospital and the University of Maryland, a visiting teacher at many universities, an international lecturer, and a renowned author. He currently serves on the editorial review board for seven refereed professional journals, the continuing education (CE) advisory board for dentalearning.net, and the clinical advisory board for Incognito lingual braces-a committee comprised of less than ten orthodontists worldwide.Why Choose Kravitz Orthodontics:-Dual Ivy League trained orthodontist-Board Certified-The most convenient hours-Participates will ALL PPO Insurances
Mon: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tue: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thur: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMSame Day Emergencies OK
1. New Patient Special - $4000 Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment / Invisalign
Premiere Invisalign Provider
Dr. Kravitz has been recognized as an expert in Invisalign Orthodontics by Invisalign. Dr. Kravitz provides more Invisalign treatment than any orthodontist in South Riding and Aldie. Dr. Kravitz has published numerous articles on the Invisalign technique, which have gained international recognition.
Premiere Invisalign Teen Provider
Dr. Kravitz has been recognized as an expert in Invisalign Teen Orthodontics by Invisalign. Dr. Kravitz provides more Invisalign Teen treatment than any orthodontist in South Riding and Aldie. Dr. Kravitz has published numerous articles on the Invisalign technique, which have gained international recognition.
Influence of Attachments and Interproximal Reduction on Canine Rotation with Invisalign March 13, 2008, 11:12 p.m.
Objective: To evaluate the influence of attachments and interproximal reduction on canines undergoing rotational movement with Invisalign.
Materials and Methods: In this prospective clinical study, 53 canines (33 maxillary and 20 mandibular) were measured from the virtual TREAT models of 31 participants treated with anterior Invisalign. The pretreatment virtual model of the predicted final tooth position was superimposed on the posttreatment virtual model using ToothMeasure, Invisalign's proprietary measurement software. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) (P < .05) compared three treatment modalities: attachments only (AO), interproximal reduction only (IO), and neither attachments nor interproximal reduction (N). Student's t-tests (P < .05) compared the mean accuracy of canine rotation between arches.
Results: The mean accuracy of canine rotation with Invisalign was 35.8% (SD = 26.3). Statistical analyses indicated that there was no significant difference in accuracy between groups AO, IO, and N (P = .343). There was no statistically significant difference (P = .888) in rotational accuracy for maxillary and mandibular canines for any of the treatment groups. The most commonly prescribed attachment shape was the vertical-ellipsoid (70.5%).
Conclusions: Vertical-ellipsoid attachments and interproximal reduction do not significantly improve the accuracy of canine rotation with the Invisalign system.
Accepted: August 2007. Submitted: June 2007
KEY WORDS: Invisalign, Accuracy, Superimposition, Attachments, Interproximal reduction.
The use of compound topical anesthetics: a review Dec. 30, 2007, 10:01 p.m.
Background. The author reviewed the history of, federal regulations regarding, risks of and adverse drug reactions of five compound topical anesthetics: tetracaine, adrenaline/epinephrine and cocaine (TAC); lidocaine, adrenaline/epinephrine and tetracaine (LET); lidocaine, tetracaine and phenylephrine (TAC 20 percent Alternate); lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine (Profound); and lidocaine, prilocaine, tetracaine and phenylephrine with thickeners (Profound PET).
Types of Studies Reviewed. The author reviewed clinical trials, case reports, descriptive articles, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and recent public advisory warnings regarding the federal approval of and risks associated with the use of compound topical anesthetics.
Results. Compound topical anesthetics are neither FDA-regulated nor -unregulated. Some compounding pharmacies bypass the new FDA drug approval process, which is based on reliable scientific data and ensures that a marketed drug is safe, effective, properly manufactured and accurately labeled. Two deaths have been attributed to the lay use of compound topical anesthetics. In response, the FDA has announced the strengthening of its efforts against unapproved drug products.
Clinical Implications. Compound topical anesthetics may be an effective alternative to local infiltration for some minimally invasive dental procedures; however, legitimate concerns exist in regard to their safety. Until they become federally regulated, compound topical anesthetics remain unapproved drug products whose benefits may not outweigh their risks for dental patients.
Key Words: Topical anesthetics; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; compounding
Abbreviations: CPG: Compliance Policy Guide • FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration • FDAMA: Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act • LET: Lidocaine, adrenaline/epinephrine and tetracaine • PABA: Para-aminobenzoic acid • TAC: Tetracaine, adrenaline/epinephrine and cocaine • TADs: Temporary anchorage devices
Risks and Complications of Orthodontic Miniscrews June 3, 2007, 9:08 p.m.
Risks and complications of orthodontic miniscrews
Neal D. Kravitza, , , and Budi Kusnotob, Clinical chair
aDepartment or Orthodontics, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill
bDepartment or Orthodontics, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill
Received 1 March 2006; revised 1 April 2006; accepted 1 April 2006. Available online 18 April 2007.
The risks associated with miniscrew placement should be clearly understood by both the clinician and the patient. Complications can arise during miniscrew placement and after orthodontic loading that affect stability and patient safety. A thorough understanding of proper placement technique, bone density and landscape, peri-implant soft-tissue, regional anatomic structures, and patient home care are imperative for optimal patient safety and miniscrew success. The purpose of this article was to review the potential risks and complications of orthodontic miniscrews in regard to insertion, orthodontic loading, peri-implant soft-tissue health, and removal.
Intrusion of Overerupted Upper First Molar Using Two Orthodontic Miniscrews June 3, 2007, 8:47 p.m.
Angle Orthodontist, Vol 77, No 5, 2007915DOI: 10.2319/050106-187.1
Loss of the mandibular first molar often leads to the overeruption of the opposing maxillary first molar, resulting in occlusal interference, loss of periodontal bony support, and inadequate room to restore the mandibular edentulous space. Without orthodontic molar intrusion or segmental surgical impaction, restoring the posterior occlusion often entails the need for significant reduction of maxillary molar crown height, with the potential need for costly iatrogenic root canal therapy and restoration. The literature has cited successful maxillary molar intrusion with minor prosthodontic reduction using palatal orthodontic miniscrews and buccal zygomatic miniplates. In this report, the authors present successful maxillary molar intrusion with two orthodontic miniscrews in a patient with extreme dental anxiety and significant dental erosion due to gastric reflux. Using two orthodontic miniscrews for skeletal anchorage to intrude the maxillary molar simplified the orthodontic treatment by eliminating the need for extensive surgery, headgear, and intraoral multiunit anchorage and preserved indispensable tooth enamel. The clinical results showed significant intrusion through the maxillary sinus cortical floor while maintaining periodontal health, tooth vitality, and root length.
KEY WORDS: Overerupted molars, Intrusion, Miniscrew.
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