A Comfortable, Conservative, Non-Extraction Approach to Orthodontics
At Cool Smiles by Dr. Deluke, we believe that beautiful smiles can be achieved without the pain and discomfort most people expect from orthodontic treatment. Our philosophy of non-extraction is a top priority, as is our commitment to only treating what is absolutely necessary. This conservative approach to orthodontics means that your treatment will be as efficient and effective as possible without compromising aesthetics.
The Art of Orthodontics
The artistic shaping of each patient's teeth is a unique advantage of our patients’ treatment. Dr. Deluke is able to correct slightly misshapen teeth in addition to straightening the teeth to make patients’ smiles more attractive and natural looking. Dr. Deluke has done this kind of aesthetic contouring for more than 10,000 patients since being taught by world-renowned orthodontists Dr. Mulligan in 1984.
The Science of Orthodontics
Dr. Deluke has designed orthodontic appliances and instruments that are used by orthodontists from around the world, including:
- the Facial Growth Line Instrument, which is used to detect abnormal growth of the upper and lower jaws indicating the need for early orthodontic treatment
- the Deluke Oral Trainer (DOT), which is the most gentle and effective approach to stop tongue thrust
- the Deluke Contoured Expander (DCE) "palate expander,” which has been described by orthodontists as the best design ever invented for palate expansion
Dr. Deluke was the first orthodontist in the Buffalo/Rochester area to begin treatment utilizing Invisalign® aligners in 1998, and is proud to be able to say that no other orthodontist in the community has more experience or success with this technique.
Dr. Deluke provides accelerated treatment using AcceleDent® Aura—a handheld device that uses micropulses to accelerate traditional and clear aligner treatment, as well as through his general treatment philosophy. He has adopted the treatment principal of straightening only selected teeth without going to the extra time and effort of moving all the teeth if it’s not necessary for proper function and aesthetics (targeted/focused treatment).
One-on-one communication is a hallmark of treatment with Dr. Deluke. As a parent, you’ll receive progress updates at every appointment, so you’ll always be kept in the loop regarding your child’s treatment. Dr. Deluke will also take the time to contact you personally if you ever have any questions.
Protecting Your Investment
Dr. Deluke and our team understand that orthodontic treatment can be a significant investment. That’s why we offer flexible, interest-free family payment options. If you have questions about your insurance benefits, a member of our team will be more than happy to help you get the most out of your plan.