Poway Braces Introduces The Itero Digital Scanner

Poway Braces, located in Poway, California is among the first orthodontic practices in the San Diego County to offer new digital scanning technology to their patients: The Itero Digital Scanner.Dr. William Thomas strives to provide a positive patient experience and using the latest innovative digital technology is not something new for Poway Braces.

The Itero Digital Scanner system eliminates the goop, gagging, and unpleasantness typically associated with the traditional putty impression method. The digital impression procedure ensures a more comfortable experience for the patient, while creating a 3D computer model of their teeth in just minutes.

Using an intra-oral scanner helps the entire Poway Braces team produce even more accurate digital models of a patients teeth which then enables more accurate and precise aligners (like Invisalign and Orchestrate 3D) to be made.

How Does It Work?

Step 1-Scan: The Itero scanning wand captures hundreds of pictures of your mouth within minutes. These images are compiled into a detailed 3D model on the Itero screen. As these images are captured, our patients literally watch their very own mouth and teeth materialized on the screen.

Step 2-Analyze: The digital model is then exported into Dr. Thomas’s Orchestrate 3D software where it is then analyzed and a visual treatment plan is made directly from your intra oral scan. Each tooth is precisely moved and positioned within the software. After your custom treatment plan is finalized, it is then sent for processing and printing of your models; the scan ensures faster results and precise treatment plan formulation.

Working side-by-side with Invisalign, Orchestrate 3D, and AcceleDent, this treatment option couldn’t be easier or more convenient.

Poway Braces offers complimentary new patient exams and scanning. Visit their website: or call 858-748-6200. You can also learn more about this innovative orthodontic practice on their facebook page.

Poway Braces proudly serves Poway, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Rancho San Diego, Alpine, Lakeside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Escondido, Sabre Springs, Clairemont, Tierra Santa, 4S Ranch, Penasquitos, Del Mar, Clairemont, Vista and the surrounding areas of San Diego, California.



Thanks For Joining Us At Our “Summer Picnic In The Park”!


On Saturday, June 21st, Poway Braces of Poway, CA hosted their Summer Kick Off Picnic at Old Poway Park. There was face painting, games, barbecuing, music, and raffle prizes! On behalf of the entire Poway Braces team, we had a blast! We are so thankful for the confidence and support from our patients and their families. A special thanks to everyone who participated in our fun event!

Check out our Facebook page to see more pictures from the Poway Braces Patient Appreciation Picnic.

Dr. Thomas and his team want to make sure your smile is saying the right thing about you in Poway, California. Call us to set up your free consultation and take a step closer to the smile that you’ve always dreamt of: (858) 748-6200. Or visit us at:

Poway Braces serves Poway, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Rancho San Diego, Alpine, Lakeside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Escondido, Sabre Springs, Clairmont, Tierra Santa, and the surrounding areas of San Diego, California.

Poway Braces Proudly Offers AcceleDent


Dr. Thomas knows that the idea of spending years or months in braces can be somewhat displeasing for a patient of any age. Dr. Thomas and the Poway Braces team proudly offer AcceleDent as a treatment option to their patients. AcceleDent is a state-of-the-art appliance that significantly reduces the time typically needed for an orthodontic appliance to align your smile.

What is AcceleDent?

AcceleDent is a painless, lightweight mouthpiece attached to an electronic device that is held between your teeth and gently vibrates (known as SoftPulse technology) the teeth and gums. This device is used for 20 minutes a day while undergoing treatment with Dr. Thomas.  The vibration from the device speeds up the process of moving your teeth by stimulating bone movement. This ultimately aids the orthodontic appliance you are currently wearing, and its job to align your teeth. Using AcceleDent, teeth move 38% to 50% faster than with braces alone! AcceleDent is comfortable, safe, and can be utilized by patients of all ages.

What are the advantages of using AcceleDent?

With AcceleDent, you can achieve a perfect smile in just a fraction of the time it would take with traditional orthodontic appliances. In as little as 6 months you can obtain the smile of your dreams with Poway Braces. Have questions about AcceleDent? We would love to answer them. Your first step to achieving your new smile is scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Thomas.

Call us for a complimentary consultation

Dr. Thomas is an orthodontist with expertise using AcceleDent to create the beautiful and healthy smile that you’ve always dreamt of. To learn if AcceleDent is right for you or your child, call today for a complimentary consultation (858) 748-6200, or contact us here. We can’t wait to meet you.

Poway Braces serves Poway, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Rancho San Diego, Alpine, Lakeside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Escondido, Sabre Springs, Clairmont, Tierra Santa, and the surrounding areas of San Diego, California

Poway Braces Introduces The Clear Advantage Of Invisalign

Today, more and more individuals are deciding it’s time to do something about straightening their teeth. Without the inconvenience or embarrassment of wearing metal braces, Invisalign™ is a solution that’s making it possible for adults to achieve a beautiful smile. If you live in the county of San Diego, or the surrounding areas, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Thomas of Poway Braces proudly provides Invisalign invisible braces. Your newly aligned smile that you’ve always dreamt of is in reach!

As an adult considering a corrective procedure, you may be curious about the positive benefits of this method of teeth straightening:

-Virtually Invisible



-No food restrictions

-Fewer visits to the orthodontist, meaning fewer interruptions of your busy schedule!

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is simple. Crafted of a plastic material that’s virtually invisible, each aligner tray is custom made to your unique needs. The aligner slips over your teeth; once your teeth have moved to the desired position, you move on to the next aligner, which is just a bit different than the last. Over time, your teeth gradually and gently shift into place, leaving you with perfectly straight teeth and your most beautiful smile ever. Dr. Thomas determines the exact movements necessary to get your teeth into the correct position. Dr. Thomas then has a series of aligners custom made just for you.

Prior to advancing teeth-straightening technologies such as Invisalign, many adults were hesitant to undergo a procedure, which could result in a more beautifully aligned smile. Today, adults are the fastest-growing segment; countless men and women are deciding it’s time to take action and do something about their crooked teeth. Dr. Thomas is here to help them achieve the desired results.

As a result of this innovative procedure, adults will enjoy:

-Greater self-confidence

-Enhanced self-esteem

-A feeling of looking more attractive than ever before

As an adult, having crooked or misaligned teeth can affect various aspects of your life. If you are single, you may feel that your smile has impacted your social or dating life. Many adults fear that their physical appearance will jeopardize work and other opportunities in life. It is an unfortunate fact in our society that so much is based on appearance, however if your smile (or lack thereof) is what’s holding you back, now you can move forward with confidence!

Dr. Thomas is an orthodontist with expertise using Invisalign to create beautiful, healthy smiles. Contact us today for a free consultation (858) 748-6200.


Continuing Education in Orthodontics

Just landed in Washington D.C. for the annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting. We are excited to see old friends, learn new updated information from researchers, and visit new sites and locations in the D.C area.

Poway Braces & Dr Thomas pride themselves on attending continuing education courses throughout the year – staying up to date on new developments in our field. California requires Orthodontists to attend at least 50 hours of continuing education every two years.

Dr. Thomas typically attends over 50 hours of continuing education each and every year- occasionally teaching courses himself. Is it important your Orthodontist stays on top of new research findings and developments? We believe it is!

Congratulations Brandon!

One of the best things about our job involves watching the transformation of a patients smile. We get to see every step of the way, from the moment they come in right up until the day they get their braces removed.

Brandon really had an amazing change with both his smile and with his ability to close his lips together comfortably. Notice the difference from before braces and after they were removed.

Confusion exists about whether or not permanent teeth should ever require removal (extraction). As this result shows, there is a time to remove permanent teeth. We had 4 teeth removed, close the spaces completely, aligned the teeth, and allowed the front teeth to be brought back enough to greatly improve his profile. This is what Orthodontics & Braces are all about.