Our latest cutting edge technologies include:
• 3D Scanned Impressions
• 3D Digital Printing
• 3D Software for in house aligners using our exclusively Doctor Directed Aligner System (DDS).
Read more about each below!
3D Scanning Impressions
Medit i500 Digital Impressions – Comfort, Speed, & Accuracy
Dr Kazmierski is proud to offer Medit i500 Digital Scanning Impressions for our patients. Using this advanced technology eliminates the need for uncomfortable physical putty impressions! You heard right, no more gooey and goopy impressions. That means no more gagging. The Medit i500 Scanner captures the subtle contours of your teeth and gums, producing a highly accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes.
How the Medit i500 Works
The Medit i500 handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth, stopping as needed. The wand is non-invasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure. If you need to move or adjust, you can do so. You can even look at the Medit i500 3D image on the screen in real-time as we move the wand!
Benefits of Teeth Scanning
*Eliminates Putty Impressions: Patients report that, putty impressions are the least comfortable procedure in orthodontic care. There is no more goopy material with an unpleasant aftertaste from traditional impressions. This increases your comfort!
*Superior Accuracy: The accuracy of the scanner is higher than with putty impressions. There is no distortion from movement during impression set, removal of impressions, or disinfection of impressions.
*Onscreen Visualization: This allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time. The Medit i500 image appears on the screen as the orthodontist scans your mouth in real time! You can see the results nearly instantly.
*Storage of Your Digital Models: Lost or broken retainers or appliances can now be replaced without a trip back for a new impression or scan. Your stored scan can be used to fabricate an appliance without having to come in for an impression or scan, saving you a trip.
3D printing capabilities bring exciting possibilities to the world of orthodontics, and Moorestown Orthodontics is proud to be on the cutting edge of this patient-friendly innovation. After using our 3D scanner, the digital file can then be used to generate a printed model of your teeth. This can be of their present position or of their virtually created ideal position. Additionally, 3D printing allows for superior accuracy in creating appliances for orthodontic treatment. This saves us in both time and cost, allowing us to pass the savings on to you!
The most exciting thing about 3D scanning and 3D printing, is the other things that these technologies allow us to do for you.
Benefits To Aligner Patients
With this technology, we can scan your teeth, move them virtually, print 3D models, and make clear aligners all in house. Clear aligners fabricated in house cost us less and we are able to pass that savings on to you. In addition, with our in house Doctor Directed Aligner System (DDS), all tooth movements are determined by the doctor.
With commercially advertised aligner systems, the initial alignment setup of your teeth is usually done by non-orthodontist technicians located out of the country. The doctor typically does have differing levels of control of the process and final goal. However, we do like a system where all movements of the teeth are determined exclusively by your orthodontist doctor.
Benefits to Braces Patients
Being able to have your virtual ideal tooth position on the computer allows us to more accurately place your braces.
Most patients don’t realize that there is an ideal position on your teeth for the braces. Our office has already been using indirect bonding for years to increase accuracy. Being able to see a virtual ideal tooth position allows us to visualize how subtle changes in brace position effect your final tooth positions. This allows us to do digital indirect bonding based upon your virtual ideal tooth position. While this is not a game changer compared to our already accurate process, it does take things up a notch.