When you visit us at Imagine Orthodontic Studio, you can expect state-of-the-art orthodontic care using the best technology in the industry. We strive to deliver our patients the most effective, comfortable care imaginable, and the technology we use makes that possible.
Before you come in for a visit, get to learn more about some of the technology we use to keep your smile happy and healthy!
Do you remember those really clunky, goopy molds the dentist used to put in your mouth? You’ll never have to deal with that at our office. All of our orthodontic treatments are performed using the ultra-precise iTero technology.
Using a specialized wand, we use a laser to take pictures of your entire mouth, including your jaw. The 3D scans will instantly appear on a screen next to you, so you can see all the images appear right before your eyes!
In the past, intraoral scanners often led to inaccurate impressions because they couldn’t fit inside a patient’s whole mouth. Thank goodness technology has come a long way since then! Thanks to the iTero Scanner, we can get a comprehensive, accurate picture of your mouth and better understand your orthodontic needs.
Using the iTero Scanner is not only beneficial for treatment — patients love feeling included and seeing their scans appear on the screen in real-time. Together, we discuss your unique mouth and jaw structure, then offer personalized treatment recommendations that will align your bite.
That’s not all, though. iTero also includes an amazing Smile Simulator that allows us to show you what your smile will look like after treatment. We love seeing each patient’s reaction to seeing their dream smile appear right before their eyes!
CareStream Digital X-Ray
Orthodontic X-Rays are vital to giving each patient the most accurate treatment. In addition to your teeth, we also need to get a good look at your jaw structure and bite alignment.
In the past, traditional X-ray machines were bulky and uncomfortable. Today, we use CareStream Digital X-Rays to make getting images of your teeth and jaw painless and easy.
Instead of printing your X-rays, CareStream takes instant digital images that show us your teeth, root structure, and jaw formation. From there, we can use these images to create custom orthodontic treatments that will perfectly cater to your needs.
In some cases, we may take special X-rays called “bitewing X-rays.” These require biting down on a piece of plastic called a bite stick that will help us get a better idea of how your teeth are aligned and where they can be improved.
Digital X-rays have been FDA-approved for children and adults, and they produce 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays! We’ll also give you a lead apron to wear that protects you against any additional radiation that may come from the machine.
By using digital X-rays, we get more accurate images of each patient’s mouth, improve their comfort, and ensure better treatment outcomes.
We use a 3D printer along with the digital impressions we take from the iTero Scanner to produce a variety of assistive devices for our patients. Did you know that Invisalign trays are 3D printed? It’s true! Using the scans we take, our 3D printer can create smooth, plastic Invisalign trays for kids, teens, and adults right here in our office.
Retainers can also be 3D printed. Using 3D printing technology, we get more accurate molds that ultimately lead to a tighter, more comfortable fit for our patients.
If you’re wearing traditional braces, 3D printing can help with bite and jaw modeling, so we can place your wires and brackets more accurately. This reduces the number of adjustments you need, saving you time and money on orthodontic treatment.
Finally, self-ligating braces are actually made with 3D printing technology. Because they use special 3D-printed brackets, we can fit your braces even better from the start and ensure a great fit that minimizes discomfort.
Imagine Synapse Dental Pain Eraser™
What if you could go to the orthodontist and never feel any pain afterward? Sounds too good to be true, right? Think again! With our exclusive Imagine Synapse Dental Pain Eraser™, we use electric pulses to desensitize nerves in treatment areas. This effectively numbs the area, relieving pain and discomfort from orthodontic treatments for 24 to 48 hours.
All of our braces installation and adjustments have Imagine Synapse Dental Pain Eraser™ built into treatment, but any patient at Imagine Orthodontic Studio can purchase it as well!