Digital Orthodontics for Accurate Outcomes
The advanced technology has found its way into orthodontics. It has enabled orthodontists to revolutionize any orthodontic treatment from a mass-approached 2D technique to a personalized 3 Dimensional approach. 3D printing is the new technology that has made orthodontic procedures quicker, more efficient, and accurate as compared to traditional processes.
Our In-house 3-Step 3D Printing Process
3D Dental Imaging
We use the intraoral 3D scanner to take digital images of your teeth. The images are then exported to the lab in the form of a high-definition digital structure of your mouth. Our lab uses an updated HIPAA compliant cloud application to transform impressions and stone models of your teeth into comprehensive digital files. The CAD-CAM software then prints the final files to design customized clear aligners or retainers.
Designing of the Dental Appliance
We use the revolutionary 3D digital imaging for accurate custom designing of the aligners. The digital dental images give a preview of the expected range of movement of each tooth, helping us to determine the amount of interproximal reduction for each patient. Next, the files go to the dental 3D scanner.
Printing of the Digital Model
The last stage of the treatment constitutes the process of printing of files, which requires 4 to 8 hours. Our team at Vail Orthodontics takes extra efforts to organize each file on the printing platform cautiously. Our highly skilled dental assistants guide and supervise this entire 3 step process.