advanced technology

Advanced Technology

Some of the Advanced Technology we invest in for our patients includes:

3D Scanner

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an 3D scanner, we can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions, where the experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth.

Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process. Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.

Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The 3D scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®


Opal Seal

Opal Seal is a special protective sealant that is made especially for patients with braces. The invisible coating forms a barrier that protects your tooth enamel from bacteria and plaque. It also provides a long term, low dose of fluoride throughout your treatment.

Opal Seal helps drastically reduce staining, scarring and the white chalky marks that indicate decalcification, which is an irreversible softening of the tooth enamel. Ask us about Opal Seal at the beginning of your or your orthodontic treatment.


TADs

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs may be used in addition to braces or as an alternative to headgear.

A strong anesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the jaw surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb, your doctor will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and firmly into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick, and may be over before you know it. While your doctor is placing the TAD, you may feel slight pressure, but within a day, you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed once your treatment is complete, or when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD is a comfortable procedure that takes just a few minutes.


Digital X-Rays

Using the most advanced orthodontic technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.

Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

Our practice is focused on making your orthodontic experience as comfortable as possible. At your next appointment, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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