Technology

v-patient1Digital X-rays

We offer one of the latest technological advancements in orthodontics with digital radiography, also known as digital X-rays. A wireless sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged.

Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional X-rays. Digital radiographs reduce a patient’s radiation exposure by 90%!

Digital Impressions

Our office uses the most state-of-the-art technology to help create the smile you want, which is why we have a digital impression system. Our digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy, and sometimes inaccurate, traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed!

Using a digital scanner, we will take three-dimensional (3-D) digital images, or impressions, of your teeth and bite. These impressions are then used at a lab where they will custom-fabricate a model of your teeth.

The digital impressions and the model will help us formulate a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific orthodontic needs and desires. We can also use them to visually show you your treatment options and help us keep you up-to-date on your treatment progress.

After your specific treatment plan has been chosen, the digital impressions allow us to create customized bracket trays that we use to place your brackets onto your teeth, all at one time, with increased efficiency and overall effectiveness.

Some benefits of digital impressions over traditional putty impressions include:

  • Accuracy: They capture the exact contours of your teeth.
  • Efficiency: They require less time in the treatment chair.
  • Comfort: Taking the digital images is less invasive. No putty is used, and patients are more at ease without fearing they will gag on the impression putty.
  • Customization: They provide a digital plan and allow for trays that are tailored to meet the individual needs and desires of each patient.
  • Visualization: They provide each patient with a definite picture of what their teeth will look like before, during and after orthodontic treatment.
  • Innovation: They use the most advanced 3-D video technologies.

Digital Indirect Bonding System - DIBS

DIBS is the most advanced technology available for precise and effective bracket placement. Using DIBS 3D bracket-placement software, your doctor can precisely pre-position brackets with extreme accuracy, utilizing an outcome simulation to give you the best smile in the shortest amount of time. Once optimal bracket positions are determined in the software, a bonding tray, custom fit to your teeth, is 3D printed. The tray holds each bracket in place and allows your doctor to bond all your brackets accurately and simultaneously. Ultimately this means a quicker bonding appointment, and more efficient tooth movement for a shorter treatment time!

Pinnacle Orthodontics

  • Pinnacle Orthodontics - 4003 Financial Pkwy., Rogers, AR 72758 Phone: 479-877-6565

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