Digital Technology Creates Your Best Smile
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.
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