iTero® Digital Impression System
CONVENTIONAL VS DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS
No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, your orthodontist 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. The old technique is incredibly unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
How Does it Work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once your orthodontist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.
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 iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.
Siemens Digital Radiographs
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.
A fast, gentle way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment.
We are excited to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment with PROPEL Orthodontics! If you’re interested in improving the aesthetics of your smile, but are put off by the thought of having to spend months or even years in braces, PROPEL could be right for you. This state-of-the-art technology speeds up tooth movement, and though every patient’s situation is different, many can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in less than a year.
SO, HOW DOES PROPEL WORK?
Over the past 20 years, new treatment options have made our patients’ orthodontic experience more efficient, but not necessarily faster. That is, until now!
PROPEL works with your own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding your teeth. It helps your teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. This allows you to see your new smile faster and requires fewer visits to our office. PROPEL can be completed right here in our office and does not require any invasive surgical procedures.
In addition, PROPEL treatment involves very little discomfort. There is zero recovery time and you will be able to return immediately to your normal daily routine.
PROPEL can be used for approximately 80% of patients receiving orthodontic treatment, and can be used in conjunction with any treatment type, including TADs, clear aligners, clear braces, and conventional metal braces. To learn more, contact our office!
Incognito orthodontic braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing braces — unless you want them to! These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are the only 100% customized, invisible, fixed braces system on the market today. Incognito braces can give you a beautiful smile, even while you're wearing them. A consultation with your doctor can determine if Incognito braces are right for you.
How does Incognito work?
Incognito brackets are placed on the back side of the teeth, making them invisible from the front. Working just like traditional braces, lingual braces straighten your teeth within the same amount of time metal braces would. Because Incognito braces are customized to fit your unique mouth, your teeth are used to make an impression. Then, a laboratory will use computerized technology to create the metal brackets to fit onto the back of each tooth. These brackets are cemented into place by your doctor and you're on your way to a beautiful smile without anyone noticing!
Who can wear Incognito braces?
Just about anyone! Men and women, teenagers or adults, from 13 years to over 60 years of age, from students to professionals, all can choose invisible braces. Odds are, if you can be treated with traditional braces, you are a good candidate for Incognito braces.
The advantages of Incognito braces are clear!
Improving your dental health is an important investment for your future, both in terms of your health and appearance. There are many advantages to choosing Incognito braces for your orthodontic treatment.
- Comfort: Incognito braces are custom-fit to each patient, ensuring a higher comfort level.
- Aesthetics: Incognito braces are a great option for both adult professionals and teens who would feel more confident with invisible braces.
- Convenience: Incognito braces can also be extremely convenient for those who play wind instruments or contact sports.
The OCTOdent oral aerosol scavenger
The OCTOdent oral aerosol scavenger is designed specifically to remove and filter viruses, bacteria, potentially toxic vapors and microbiological contaminants away from the immediate area of the dentist, assistant and patient.
Our scavengers clean the operatory air when performing ultrasonic scaling, high speed drilling and certain other procedures where an oral aerosol vacuum system is recommended or required. OCTOdent is a mobile, stand alone, hands free air cleaning device with a flexible source suction duct designed to capture and filter toxic odors, vapors and particulates away from the breathing area for a safer breathing environment. The unit is extremely portable and quiet while in use.
Scientific studies on amalgam removal have suggested that dentist, staff and their patients can be exposed to higher than normal levels of potentially harmful viruses, bacteria, mercury vapor and other contaminants. Placement and removal of amalgam fillings are common dental procedures that are not always performed safely. Our system offers immediate chair-side defense providing a safe worry free environment for your dental office.
Listed below are a few of these contaminants:
- Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Prions
- Mercury Vapors and particulate from Amalgam Removal
- BPA particulate from composites
- Noxious Chemical Disinfectant Odors & VOC Gases
- Smoke Plume during Dental Laser and Electrosurge Procedures
- Air Abrasion and Microetching Dust