3D Digital Scanners
3D Intraoral scanners
A 3D intraoral scanner is an incredible tool that allows us to create a full 3D model of your teeth in just a few minutes. This tool provides a wealth of information that is extremely accurate and allows us to make better treatment plans in order to have better fitting appliances made for your care!
Increased Accuracy and Precision
By taking about 6,000 images per second, the scanner is able to gather an enormous amount of information about your teeth in an extremely accurate manner. Being able to recreate your teeth and occlusion in an accurate and digital platform allows us to be able to have unlimited flexibility in creating your ideal smile and any appliance that is needed to create it.
Comfort and speed
Because of the processing power of modern scanners, all of your teeth and occlusion can be recorded in just a few minutes! And as an added bonus, no more of that goopy impression material. Having a digital form of your teeth also allows us to plan and manufacture any needed appliances in less time! And since the digital model is more accurate, all appliances will fit more precise. All ways that this piece of technology improves your experience and final outcome!
Simulations and Treatment Plans
Simulating and completing your orthodontic treatment plan virtually has been the most powerful and beneficial part of using 3D digital scanners! This allows us to have already created your entire treatment plan before we actually begin your care for you! It is kind of like a dress rehearsal for a big performance. We can also use this simulated plan to show our patients different plans and expected outcomes that we can achieve. This can be invaluable when discussing jaw surgery or cosmetic and restorative procedures in conjunction with orthodontic care. There are often various acceptable plans and we want to make sure we are helping to develop the smile of your dreams!
Having a precise 3D model of your teeth helps us educate and communicate the problems that we see and how they are affecting your smile and dental health. We can also use these models to show you what your smile will look like at the end of care! It is your teeth and smile and we want you to be as knowledgeable as possible about your treatment and the improvements we are making for you!