Dig­i­tal Tech­nol­ogy Cre­ates Your Best Smile

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Dig­i­tal scan­ners are the lat­est step in an evo­lu­tion to make or­thodon­tics quicker, more com­fort­able and highly ac­cu­rate. Gone are the days of messy and un­com­fort­able im­pres­sions. In­stead, or­tho­don­tists on the lead­ing cut­ting edge are us­ing 3D scan­ners to map out a treat­ment plan that can be eas­ily com­mu­ni­cated to pa­tients, which in turn pro­duces more ac­cu­rate, faster and bet­ter re­sults.

The dig­i­tal sci­ence has now reached a point where an or­tho­don­tist can scan a pa­tient’s teeth and bite, and then plan the ideal treat­ments us­ing com­puter-aided de­sign, sav­ing the pa­tient time. Greater Ac­cu­racy and Less Time Re­gard­less of the tech­nol­ogy used for the fi­nal prod­uct—whether it’s tra­di­tional braces or clear align­ers — 3D dig­i­tal scan­ning pro­duces a more ac­cu­rate model than hand mea­sure­ments ever could. Af­ter scan­ning the pa­tient’s teeth, a plan is made by the or­tho­don­tist and sent to a man­u­fac­tur­ing lab. A cus­tom treat­ment op­tion is cre­ated us­ing the dig­i­tal images and sent back to the or­tho­don­tist for ap­pli­ca­tion at the pa­tient’s next visit. This stream­lines the usual process and ul­ti­mately re­duces the num­ber of vis­its and time re­quired to achieve the fi­nal re­sults, which, not sur­pris­ingly, makes pa­tients very happy. Visu­al­iz­ing the Fu­ture

In ad­di­tion, pa­tients ben­e­fit be­cause the dig­i­tal images can be used by the or­tho­don­tist to more ef­fec­tively com­mu­ni­cate the treat­ment plan to them and show what the fi­nal re­sults will be. This

ca­pa­bil­ity opens up op­por­tu­ni­ties for more mean­ing­ful di­a­logue be­tween pa­tient and or­tho­don­tist at each visit. A Win­ning For­mula

The bot­tom line is that 3D imag­ing is an ef­fi­cient, ef­fec­tive way for ex­pe­ri­enced prac­ti­tion­ers to com­bine their ex­per­tise with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to ben­e­fit pa­tients of all ages—and for the same cost as pre­vi­ous meth­ods.

3D dig­i­tal im­pres­sions = bet­ter di­ag­nos­tics, more ac­cu­rate plan­ning and faster re­sults.

Sher­man Or­thodon­tics 240-31 Dis­era Drive - 905 886-8262 [email protected]­manorthodo­n­tics.ca www.sher­manorthodo­n­tics.ca

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