Local orthodontist Mark Farina, D.M.D., is revolutionizing the face of orthodontic care in Tampa Bay with the latest technology for healthy, happy smiles. Dr. Farina, of Farina Orthodontics, recently brought the first i-cat® 3-D imaging technology to the Tampa Bay area. This high-tech scanning equipment dramatically advances the accuracy and predictability of patient care, while eliminating many discomforts of traditional treatment, such as the distasteful plaster molds and cumbersome x-ray exams of the past.
“There is no guesswork with this technology,” explains Dr. Farina, who lectures to national audiences on the advancements in orthodontic technology. Taking only 30 seconds to render, each digital scan can be used to build exacting treatment plans and to show superimposed before-and-after outcomes. “Treatment is done right, right from the start,” he adds. “And patients can see what their end smile will look like right there on the screen.”
In addition to introducing 3-D imaging technology, Dr. Farina was one of the first orthodontists to bring SureSmile® to the Tampa area. This state-of-the-art, smart-wire technology moves teeth precisely into precision with the use of robotics. Thanks to SureSmile®, patients spend 34% less time in braces and experience far fewer offices visits, less discomfort and more brilliant smiles.
A practicing orthodontist for 16 years, Dr. Farina has treated more than 9,000 smiles from ages 7 to 82. He holds advanced training in orthodontics and TMJ, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and was voted by his peers as one of the area’s top ten orthodontists.
“By combining the latest advancements with good, old-fashioned care,” states Dr. Farina, “I give my patients a better, faster and easier way to a beautiful smile.”
Farina Orthodontics has two offices in Tampa, including the Tampa Palms office at 15303 Amberly Dr., in the Palm Villa Centre (next to Lifestyle Family Fitness). For more information, call 972-2929 or visit FarinaSmiles.com.