For better or worse, there’s something remarkably iconic about the patient’s chair in a dentist or orthodontist clinic. Whether it’s something you’re comfortable with or something that makes you feel nervous, the dentist’s chair is instantly recognizable. But what goes into designing and making a dentist’s chair? And what features does a chair need to be used specifically by an orthodontist like Dr. Harrison at Parkcrest Dental Group? In this blog, we take a look at the specifics of these chairs and how they help in the work done by professionals like Dr. Harrison.
The main features of an orthodontic chair are there for two reasons: the comfort of the patient and to help the orthodontist do their job as best they can. Several of these features are standard in almost all orthodontic and dental chairs, in Dr. Harrison’s as well as any other professional’s clinic. These features include:
A Well-Designed Headrest
A comfortable headrest impacts the comfort of the patient and allows the orthodontist or oral surgeon to get the right view and angle to do what they need to. The headrest will help the patient stay comfortable through any procedure and keep their head safe and still.
Smooth & Accurate Height Adjustments
Similarly, the ability to adjust the height, angle, and rotation of the chair is vital for great dental care. A dentist or orthodontist chair doesn’t go up and down in quite the same way as something like an office chair. Control of a dentist chair is much more fine-tuned, allowing the dentist or orthodontist to find the right position for the procedure and for the comfort of the patient. The best-designed chairs offer smooth transitioning through all angles and heights.
LED Lighting & Equipment
The best dental and orthodontic chairs come equipped with the fixtures needed for the array of equipment and tools dental professionals need to do their jobs. This includes the ability to provide a water supply with suction, tray attachments for various tools and a fixture for overhead lighting. LED lighting in recent years has offered a major advantage to orthodontists, providing a clearer view of what they’re working on while consuming less energy and producing less heat.
Patient comfort is the top priority of orthodontic chair design and manufacturing. As a patient, your comfort is very important to your orthodontist. A professional like Dr. Harrison understands how uncomfortable some dental procedures can be. Using the right equipment, whether it’s the chair or tools, and having the right knowledge, means more comfort and less anxiety for every patient treated. This ultimately leads to more successful dental care for patients.
Of course, the chair isn’t what makes an orthodontist’s work special. The skill, dedication and passion for finding the best orthodontic treatments and solutions for patients is what really matters. If you’re looking for a caring, professional orthodontist in Springfield, MO, contact Dr. Harrison at Parkcrest Dental Group in Springfield, MO today.