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Technology

Orthophos XG 3D

We know your time is important, and we want to respect that. In our office, you do not need to go to an outside facility to take your x-rays.

All radiographic imaging is taken in-house with the best quality technology. We are proud to offer you the latest in digital imaging with the Orthophos XG 3D.

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Some Benefits of the Orthophos XG 3D:

  • Highest quality, detailed x-rays to provide your doctor with the images needed for precise diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Ultra-low dose radiation
  • Radiation exposure can be adjusted based on age for our younger patients
  • 3-D imaging available for more complex cases

One of the more common reasons for taking a 3-D x-ray in orthodontics is to locate impacted teeth (teeth that are stuck). With 3-D imaging, we can precisely locate the teeth in question to create the most comprehensive and efficient treatment approach for you. 

iTero Element

We are proud to offer you the latest in digital scanning technology with iTero Element. You can now have your teeth digitally scanned instead of needing to sit for messy molds or impressions.

 

Benefits of Intraoral Scanning:  

Higher Comfort

  • No gooey mess in your mouth
  • No gagging to worry about

Accuracy

  • No chance of distortion
  • No need to retake impressions
  • Your orthodontic appliances are guaranteed a precise fit

Efficiency with Invisalign

  • The digital model of your teeth is immediately sent to Invisalign. Your doctor can start to work on programming your tooth movements within 24 hours.
  • You are able to start your Invisalign treatment sooner compared to traditional impression taking.

Visualization and Education

  • Your teeth can be viewed through all dimensions to show you what areas we will focus on for your treatment. This will help you better understand our goals. 
  • With the iTero Element, you can see a simulation of your predicted final result the same day. 

Acceledent

We understand if you are in a time crunch and need to finish your orthodontic treatment as soon as possible. Some common reasons for speeding up treatment include:

  • Weddings
  • Engagement photos
  • Moving away for college or job relocation

It can be stressful trying to finish your treatment by a wedding deadline. Or deciding whether you need to transfer to a new doctor in a new city. Accelerated orthodontic treatment may be able to help you better plan your next steps in life.

Your overall orthodontic treatment time can be reduced with Acceledent, a pulse vibration appliance. It is an FDA-cleared medical device that is used for 20 minutes a day along with your braces or Invisalign treatment. It is important that you wear it for a continuous 20-minute period each day for it to be effective.

Advantages of Acceledent:

  • The micro-pulsations can actually make your teeth less sore and treatment more comfortable. You can think of it like a massage for your teeth.
  • Straightening out your teeth with braces becomes more efficient.
  • Invisalign patients can switch out aligners every week instead of every two weeks.