At our practice, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. We understand that every patient is unique and their orthodontic needs may vary. That’s why we have invested in cutting-edge tools and technologies to provide personalized treatment plans for each individual.
By incorporating these advanced tools and technologies, we are able to bring numerous benefits to our practice and, most importantly, our patients. Some of the key advantages include:
- Faster Treatment Times — With digital imaging and 3D printing, we can now provide faster and more efficient treatments, reducing the overall treatment time for our patients.
- Increased Accuracy — Traditional methods of taking impressions and X-rays can sometimes be prone to errors. With our advanced technology, we can ensure a higher level of accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Improved Patient Experience — Our technology not only provides more accurate results but also makes the entire orthodontic process much more comfortable for our patients. No more goopy impressions or uncomfortable X-rays.
- Personalized Treatment Plans — Every patient is unique, and so are their orthodontic needs. Our technology allows us to create personalized treatment plans for each individual, ensuring the best possible results.
The iTero Scanner is a revolutionary digital impression system that eliminates the need for traditional messy impression materials. It uses laser and optical scanning technology to capture a highly accurate 3D image of the patient’s teeth and gums in just minutes. This not only saves time but also ensures a more comfortable experience for our patients.
Benefits of the iTero Scanner
The iTero Scanner brings many benefits to our office, transforming the way we operate and enhancing the patient experience.
- No More Messy Impressions — The iTero Scanner eliminates the need for conventional, uncomfortable, and often inaccurate, alginate impressions. With this technology, there’s no need for our patients to endure the unpleasant taste or sensation of traditional impression material.
- Highly Accurate Results — The iTero Scanner produces a detailed 3D image of the patient’s teeth and gums. These precise digital scans allow us to create highly specific treatment plans, resulting in superior clinical outcomes.
- Real-Time Visualization — One of the most exciting features of the iTero Scanner is real-time visualization. It allows our patients to see their current dental state and the proposed changes, giving them a clear understanding of their treatment process.
In our practice, we use the iTero Scanner in a variety of ways. It is essential in treatment planning, where it provides invaluable information for developing the most effective strategy. It also plays a key role in creating in-house aligners and retainers, as we can send the digital impressions directly to our 3D printers for production. With the iTero Scanner, we are redefining the orthodontic experience, making it more efficient, precise, and comfortable for our patients.
CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) is another game-changing technology that has had a significant impact on orthodontics. This 3D imaging system provides high-resolution images of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures, allowing orthodontists to plan and execute treatments with unparalleled precision. With CBCT, our team can detect and diagnose issues that may not be visible with traditional X-rays.
Benefits of CBCT Technology
- Detailed 3D Imaging — CBCT provides three-dimensional images, offering a comprehensive view of the mouth, including the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding tissues. This gives us a complete picture of the dental structure, allowing for detailed analysis and precise treatment planning.
- Improved Diagnostic Capabilities — With the in-depth visibility that CBCT offers, we can detect issues that might remain hidden with traditional 2D X-rays. This leads to early detection and resolution of potential problems, ensuring the best possible health outcomes for our patients.
- Highly Accurate & Rapid Results — CBCT scans are quick and provide superior accuracy. The high-resolution images allow us to measure bone density, detect root fractures, and even view the smallest details like the interior of the tooth, leading to accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans.
- Enhanced Patient Experience — Unlike conventional X-rays, CBCT scans are completely non-invasive and pain-free, enhancing the patient experience. Plus, patients can visualize their dental structure in 3D, fostering a better understanding of their oral health and treatment plan.
CBCT technology is indeed a game-changer in orthodontics, offering an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy that helps us provide exceptional care to our patients.
The incorporation of 3D printing technology into our practice has completely revolutionized the way we fabricate retainers and aligners.
By producing these essential orthodontic appliances in-house, we are able to achieve quicker turnaround times. No longer do our patients have to wait weeks for an external lab to manufacture their custom devices. Instead, they can have their perfectly fitted aligners or retainers in just a matter of hours.
But speed isn’t the only advantage. The precision of 3D printing means that every appliance we create is a perfect fit. Every contour of the patient’s mouth is taken into account, resulting in an appliance that is not only effective in its function but also comfortable to wear.
What’s more, because we control the production process from start to finish, we can ensure the highest quality standards. Each aligner, and each retainer, is produced under our supervision, using top-quality materials. This leads to durable and long-lasting appliances that patients can rely on.
3D printing technology also supports our commitment to personalized care. Every patient is unique, and so too should be their orthodontic appliances. With 3D printing, we can customize each appliance to your specific needs.