The Newest Technology in Orthodontics.

December 5th, 2018 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Innovation in healthcare technology bridges the gap between progressive thinking and quality care. As with any industry, there are advances that the patient will never be aware of. In addition to those, Birmingham Orthodontics has several modern processes that make the patient experience much more pleasant and the treatment more effective. This post explains some of the technology we’re using and they ways it benefits you and/or your child.

Braces and technology.   

Getting braces often begins with a doctor taking an impression of the patient’s teeth using a messy molding mixture. It usually tastes bad, and the impression may not always be accurate. We offer a more advanced solution. iTero scanners take a digital scan of the patient’s teeth using one piece of equipment. There’s no mess, no taste and no gag-inducing mold to bite into. Using high-precision technology, the scanners take a measurement of teeth width, arch width, canine distance and any existing overbite. Using these measurements our doctors can better determine the appropriate course of treatment.

After receiving braces, each patient has appointments every seven weeks so that we can monitor their progress. With our scanners, patients are able to see how their teeth have shifted since their last appointment. Our time lapse technology shows patients even the smallest movements their teeth have made over time. This video (above right) is an example of how iTero scanners work to monitor progress.

Invisalign and technology.

Invisalign aligners are clear trays customized to fit each patient. The first step is crucial to ensure the patient’s aligners fit properly and treatment is effective. This is where the Invisalign & iTero solution steps in. Using scans that take the same measurements mentioned above, our orthodontists determine the best course of action. The bonus of this technology is that it allows patients to visualize the outcome of their treatment from the very beginning.

Similar to a traditional braces treatment plan, patients have consistent appointments so that our orthodontists can monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments. Watching the progress of their teeth alignment keeps patients motivated and excited about achieving their perfect smile.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Schedule your free consultation at any of our four convenient locations to chat with one of our doctors about your orthodontic needs. During your initial appointment, we’ll walk you through potential courses of treatment and even give you the option to get started immediately following the conversation. We’re here to provide the best quality of treatment possible and that includes answering all of your questions on the front end.

We also offer all of our patients a Lifetime Smile Guarantee. This is our promise that if you’re ever unhappy with the end result, we’ll be here to fix it. Start the journey to a new smile by setting up your free consultation, and Smile More with Birmingham Orthodontics.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple:  we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.

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