Orthodontic technology includes a number of cutting-edge tools, equipment, techniques and materials we use at our office to ensure you receive high-quality, gentle care. This technology includes:
Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film. They use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays and require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our orthodontists can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care. Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our orthodontists and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose and throat. We may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments.
The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped device that we can use to take high-quality color photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other areas of your mouth as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye. We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and diagnose dental problems that may occur during teeth straightening treatment. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after treatment has been completed, during orthodontic retention.
iTero® Digital Scanning:
iTero digital imaging is a state-of-the-art technology that captures high-quality, 3D images of your teeth and supporting structures, making it easy for our orthodontists and team to diagnose problems and provide effective treatments. The iTero scanner captures up to 20 images per second in full color, allowing us to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue, build accurate digital models of your mouth, and create appliances and restorations that fit and function better. iTero technology can even simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your end result should look like!
If you are interested in learning more about our orthodontic technology, call our office today.