The world of orthodontics is always changing and advancing. There are constantly new discoveries that make this process easier for both orthodontist and patient. Dr. Harrison’s Team discovers what some of the top advancements in the industry are.
Digital X-Rays and 3D Dental Imaging
Digital x-rays are a wonderful advancement as they are more accurate and quickly accessible than they were previously. Another even more advanced form of x-raying is the 3D imaging. This allows the dentist to procure a 360 degree, 3D image of the patient’s head and jaw. This allows for much more accurate diagnosis and therefore more accurate treatment. Sounds like something from a futuristic film, doesn’t it?
Removable aligners like Invisalign has been around for a little while, but they are nevertheless an impressive advancement in orthodontics. It is a clear retainer that straightens your teeth. This is an especially excellent option for adults who need corrective orthodontics. However, these are meant for patients who have less severe alignment issues. Some issues still require traditional braces.
Itero Scanner For Digital Impressions
This advancement allows for impressions to be digitally created rather than manually created. This allows for a far more accurate impression and it takes a lot less time. The orthodontist is able to see full impressions in mere minutes on their computer. Also, because these impressions are digitized they can easily be sent off to have the right aligning equipment designed for patients. Patients can expect more accuracy with alignment equipment fit than when measurements are taken manually.
Come See Dr. Harrison At Parkcrest Dental
If you’re looking for an excellent, cutting edge orthodontist then come see Dr. Harrison at Parkcrest Dental. As one of the premiere orthodontists in the Springfield, MO, area he is he and his team are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care to their patients. Contact us today to learn more or set up an appointment!