Advanced Technology

Innovations in dentistry are constantly changing. At Roy Orthodontics, we strive to stay up to date with the latest technologies to provide the utmost in patient care. From diagnostic imaging to computer-generated models, we utilize tools that deliver accuracy and precision like never before. Read on to learn more about the advanced technology at our practice.

Digital X-rays

At Roy Orthodontics, our x-rays are completely digital. Instead of films, we use specialized sensors that transmit images to a computer monitor. These radiographic images can be manipulated by the doctors if necessary, so they can diagnose with greater accuracy.

Digital x-rays are also safer than their conventional counterparts. In fact, our system emits 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-ray units.


Propel is a new technology to help teeth move faster through bone during orthodontic therapy.

What most patients don’t know is that bone is both friend when it comes to teeth stability and a foe when it comes to moving teeth.

Hard bone can be very resistant to change. That ‘s great for enabling you to bite and chew, but it hinders tooth movement.

Propel solves that.

Propel makes bone change briefly to a less dense state so teeth can move faster. Once moved, the bone re-calibrates and gets denser so the teeth will stay where they have been moved.

 This very minor procedure often requires local numbing into the gum to allow the procedure to be done comfortably and with very little or no discomfort afterwards.

This procedure is particularly helpful with “stubborn” teeth that won’t move. These are often situations with crowding, twisted and turned teeth or closing spaces.

We use this technique selectively in cases to really move treatment along faster and get great results. Ask us if you have any questions.

AcceleDent® Aura

What if you could finish your orthodontic treatment in half the time? With AcceleDent Aura, you can. Simply insert the mouthpiece and let the activator do the rest. This revolutionary device uses SoftPulse™ technology to move teeth faster. How does this work? The rate of tooth movement corresponds with the speed at which the surrounding bone changes. Therefore, when the micropulses are delivered to the jawbone, it encourages natural tooth movement. AcceleDent Aura can be used in conjunction with traditional metal braces or Invisalign, and has even been proven to alleviate general discomfort associated with orthodontics. When used every day for 20 minutes, this device can effectively accelerate movement by 38 to 50 percent.

Digital Impressions

Orthodontic treatment often requires impressions. In years past, these were taken with a messy, goopy material called alginate. It wasn’t a very comfortable process, especially for patients who suffered from a severe gag reflex. Many dental offices still use traditional impressions today. At Roy Orthodontics, we use digital impressions instead.

Digital impressions eliminate the need for messy, uncomfortable materials. Our small, handheld wand can take thousands of pictures of your teeth, and combine them to create a lifelike model of your mouth on our computer monitor. This can be completed in a matter of minutes. The dental model can then be used to fabricate custom appliances such as mouth guards or retainers.

Learn More about Our Advanced Technology

To learn more about the revolutionary technologies used at our practice, contact our office. You can call our Virginia Beach or Chesapeake location, or contact us online anytime.

Dr. Carl Roy Meet Dr Roy
My sincere thanks to Dr. Roy and his team for showing me the way! My baby teeth had to be crowned for years since 2 of my adult teeth never came in. This was just one piece of the puzzle that needed figuring out. I’m proud of my smile and it shows every time I meet someone!Liz

Roy Orthodontics Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4388 Holland Rd
Ste. 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 471-2900  

Chesapeake Location

684 Battlefield Blvd. N
Ste. B
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 549-1115

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Kathy Knopp
Kathy Knopp
00:56 10 May 18
Great orthodontist with great results. I know I can be frustrating to deal with but Dr Roy hung in there. Thank you Dr Roy
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
11:13 09 May 18
My teenage daughter and I are in treatment. We love the care and the progress we are receiving from Dr. Roy. Everyone there is kind and knowledgeable. They are going far beyond the expected to give us top-knotch service.
gabrielle hopkins
gabrielle hopkins
16:25 08 May 18
Dr. Roy and his team has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I was stationed in Virginia four years ago, I came to Dr. Roy with braces from another Orthodontist, instead of pushing me away like most doctors due to not wanting to finish another's work he was more than welcoming. Due to after care with retainers I wasnt as diligent as I should to wear them often Dr. Roy and staff always made me feel wanted and warm to start the process over. Many days I didn't want to smile, his team always brought cheer. I was actually refereed to him by someone else and I shared the candor and referred someone also. I said to myself " does anyone here have a bad day, everyone is literally always smiling". It saddens me a bit to have my braces off because I wont see their smiling faces monthly. But, if you want fair over the top treatment, Dr. Roy and staff will ensure 5 star treatment. They are truly a blessing, I wish I could give more than 5 stars.
Colman Elis
Colman Elis
13:59 02 May 18
They were always super friendly and they always knew who you were when you walked in. Everytime I was there they were fast and I'm very happy with the outcome of my teeth.
Jorene Delacruz
Jorene Delacruz
15:07 27 Mar 18
Dr. Roy & his staff are more than wonderful. I would recommend this practice 10x if I could. They are amazing at what they do, especially Dr. Roy for understanding my past situation with my teeth. I’m so grateful & happy to have been a patient here for many years. The staff knows what they’re doing and is always so nice. I can’t thank you guys enough for dealing with my crazy teeth!
Tanya Barclift
Tanya Barclift
02:49 28 Feb 18
My son was need of palate expanders and braces and Dr. Roy and his staff have been such a blessing to us! He was only 8 years of age when this was all needed and they treated him with such professionalism and ease! Dr. Roy has such a love and compassion for his patients and families! What could have been a nightmare for my son was actually the exact opposite because of his expertise in this field. Karen, Sandy and the whole office staff is amazing!!! I would highly recommend this practice who is need of their services! Thank you Dr. Roy and staff for helping our son! May God continue to bless your wonderful practice and employees!!
04:50 24 Feb 18
Everyone was so welcoming and polite. They made me very comfortable which made me want to keep coming back. I love how they put their patients first, and they do everything they can to make sure their patients’ teeth are perfect👌🏾.
Jay Wang
Jay Wang
22:04 01 Feb 18
Dr. Roy and his team took great care of my son’s teeth. They are efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. They fixed my niece’s braces for free during her visit!
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
16:09 09 Jan 18
Wonderful staff. Everything was always explained thoroughly and I felt comfortableAs an older adult I had lots of trepidation about doing braces but they made process clear and I always looked forward to my visitsHighly recommend this practice. Special kudos to Tracy who is a wonderful tech and a great person
Heather Ham
Heather Ham
16:41 15 Dec 17
Dr Roy and his staff have provided Orthodontic care for both of my children. The best thing I can say about Dr Roy is he always puts the needs of the child and their long term orthodontic care first. It isn’t just about putting braces on your kids to have straight teeth for pictures it is about treating them at the appropriate age so that the care they receive is appropriate and will last them into adulthood and more importantly won’t have to be repeated when they finish growing. As a parent it was so refreshing to deal with a practice as practical and professional as Roy Orthodontics. I recommend them to anyone seeking orthodontics for their children.
Sheila Field
Sheila Field
17:12 04 Dec 17
I am thrilled with my results from Roy Orthodontics. I am happy to say that my jaw is pain free for the first time in years. My joint popped, cracked and hurt after I had braces as a teenager. Now, I not only look good but I feel good too. Thank you Dr. Roy and your amazing staff for investing your time in being the best. This team of experts will certainly give you a reason to smile!
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