Orthodontic Technologies | Orthodontist Southlake & Colleyville TX | Schroeder Orthodontics

The latest in orthodontic technology

 

iTero® Digital Impressions

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, we take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology completely eliminates conventional tray and putty impressions. The old technique frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced.

The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.

How does it work?

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once your orthodontist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you’ll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign.

iTero® Digital Impressions

3D Printing

Paired with our advanced imaging software, 3D printing revolutionizes the way our team can create molds, retainers, brackets and more. We are able to take precise digital images of your teeth and dental structure, create a custom appliance with our CAD software and use the digital rendering to print an exact model of the orthodontic device we need - in real time.

3D printing allows us to provide convenient solutions in a fast, cost-efficient way. And these are all benefits we pass on to our patients!

3D Printing

CT Scans

When your Orthodontist needs to get a better look at your jaw and teeth, we have non-invasive CT scanning technology. It gives us a lightning-fast way to see crisp images of what’s going on below the surface, assisting with a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

A CT scan reveals many things like bone density and asymmetries, which may help your Orthodontist see the root cause of dental misalignments, determine the need for dental implants, evaluate the proper placement of orthodontic devices and more. By using this technology, we are able to create better treatment plans for our patients and make more accurate estimations of treatment plan durations and results.

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