Changing the Way You See Orthodontics
Orthodontic innovation has significantly evolved to give you more personalized treatment and better results. The iTero digital scanner and SprintRay 3D printer are two noteworthy contributions to the field that have changed how we approach orthodontics.
At Chernok & Hanson, our team uses these innovations to ensure you get the most accurate, comfortable, and efficient treatment possible.
iTero Digital Scanner
With the iTero scanner, you don’t have to worry about taking goopy impressions that taste bad and feel even worse.
This digital scanner is a state-of-the-art device with advanced imaging technology that allows us to comfortably and more accurately capture highly detailed 3D images of your teeth, gums, and oral structures.
The iTero Process
Before the scanning process begins, we'll prepare your mouth. This involves ensuring your teeth are clean and dry, as moisture can interfere with the scanning process.
Dr. Bisig uses the handheld iTero scanner to capture digital images of your teeth and oral cavity. The scanner uses laser and optical sensors to create a precise 3D model of your teeth.
As we scan your teeth, the captured images appear in real time on a computer screen. This allows you and Dr. Bisig to see the progress of the scan and ensures that all necessary areas are thoroughly captured.
Full Arch Scans
The iTero scanner captures images of the entire dental arch in a single scan. This means we'll take fewer scans, which saves time and enhances your comfort.
One of the key benefits of the iTero digital scanner is that it's non-invasive. You won't have to endure the discomfort and potential gag reflex associated with traditional impression materials.
If any areas are missed or need to be rescanned for accuracy, Dr. Bisig can make adjustments on the spot. This ensures comprehensive and precise data for treatment planning.
Once the scanning process is complete, the collected data is processed to create a highly accurate 3D model of your teeth and oral structures. This digital model can be manipulated and used for various orthodontic applications.
The Benefits of Digital Scanning
The iTero digital scanner is a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionized how orthodontists create accurate dental impressions. Traditional methods of taking physical impressions using messy materials like putty can be uncomfortable and are prone to errors.
The iTero scanner replaces these traditional methods with a highly advanced digital process. Key features and benefits of the iTero digital scanner include:
The iTero scanner uses laser and optical scanning technology to capture detailed 3D images of your teeth and mouth. This level of accuracy allows Dr. Bisig to create more precise treatment plans.
You won't have to deal with uncomfortable and gag-inducing physical impressions. The iTero scanner makes your treatment much more comfortable.
Digital scanning is quicker than traditional methods, reducing your time in the chair and enabling Dr. Bisig to work more efficiently.
Dr. Bisig can visualize the scanned images in real-time on a computer screen, making it easier to explain treatment options and involve you in decision-making.
Digital Treatment Planning
Digital scans create accurate models that we can digitally manipulate. This means more precise treatment planning and more predictable outcomes.
Incorporation With 3D Printing
The digital scans from the iTero scanner can be seamlessly integrated with 3D printing technology to create various orthodontic appliances. That means your treatment is 100% customized.
SprintRay 3D Printer
3D printing is changing orthodontics with the SprintRay 3D printer. Our expert orthodontic team creates detailed and personalized dental devices straight from digital plans. This makes the process of creating your appliances more accurate and quicker than ever.
The Benefits of 3D Printing
Key features and benefits of the SprintRay 3D printer include:
3D printing allows our team to quickly create prototypes of your treatment—including braces or aligners. That means Dr. Bisig can refine your designs before final production, ensuring you get the most accurate, error-free treatment.
Unlike traditional manufacturing methods, the SprintRay 3D printer can produce complex geometries to ensure your braces, aligners, or retainers fit your smile perfectly.
The 3D printer supports a range of dental-grade materials, allowing Dr. Bisig to choose the most suitable material for your smile needs.
3D printing is an additive process that generates less waste than traditional appliance manufacturing methods.
Improved Patient Experience
Custom-fitted appliances created with 3D printing are more comfortable, improving your compliance and treatment outcomes.
Get Better Treatment & Better Results
When it comes to your smile care, you deserve nothing but the best. At Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics, you'll find the latest technology designed to improve your orthodontic experience.