The iTero scanner allows Dr. Warren, our orthodontist, to view three-dimensional images of the inside of your mouth. A small wand scans the inside of your mouth, capturing up to 20 full-color images per second. These images, which are available immediately, help us create appliances that fit and function better, and also make it easy to distinguish between healthy and infected tissues in your mouth, allowing us to improve not only your smile, but your overall oral health. The iTero scanner can even show you what your smile will look like when your treatment with braces or Invisalign is complete!
Digital X-rays are another advanced diagnostic tool we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take orthodontic X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient. Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film. Digital X-rays also use significantly less radiation than film X-rays, and no chemicals are used in developing the images.
Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of orthodontic problems, including:
- Decay in between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss