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3D Scanning

Orthodontists located in Danville, CA

3D Scanning

Advancements in dental technology have revolutionized orthodontics, and 3D scanning is a great example. Robert Cuenin, DDS, MS, and Kyle Cuenin, DDS, at Cuenin Orthodontics, are pleased to offer state-of-the-art 3D scanning, a tool that refines and guides orthodontic treatment. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities, call the office or request an appointment online.

What role does 3D scanning play in orthodontic treatment?

The team at Cuenin Orthodontics relies on 3D scanning, using the iTeroElement™ Plus Series, as part of the treatment planning process.

This technology creates highly detailed imaging as well as precise specifications of the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. The specialists at Cuenin Orthodontics use this information to create a customized orthodontic treatment plan. This advanced software takes the imaging gathered during the scan and designs the best possible treatment approach.

What are the benefits of 3D scanning?

Today’s 3D scanning systems create much more detailed imaging than the options available in decades past. Your specialist can not only “see” your current dental alignment, but treatment planning software can accurately predict your smile after you complete treatment.

Previously, orthodontic treatment began with taking a set of impressions. This required you to bite into trays filled with a goopy, gum-like material and then wait for the material to solidify. The trays were then dislodged from your upper and lower teeth.

The process was uncomfortable for many patients. Some found that the trays triggered their gag reflex, making it challenging to keep them in place long enough to create the impressions. Intraoral scanning is a much simpler and more comfortable process.

The results obtained through 3D intraoral scanning are stored digitally. That means they are available as needed and can be transferred with just a few clicks.

What should I expect during 3D scanning?

Having 3D intraoral scanning performed is a simple and painless process. You relax in the treatment chair as the practitioner places the scanner wand into your mouth. Guiding the wand around your teeth and gums gathers imaging, which is immediately displayed on a screen. This process can feel strange, but there is no discomfort or pain.

The system lets your practitioner know when sufficient imaging has been obtained. At that point, the scan is complete. The entire process only takes a couple of moments. There is no need for advance preparation or any form of recovery. After your scanning, you’ll continue discussing your orthodontic treatment options.

When you’re ready to learn more, contact Cuenin Orthodontics online or over the phone. You can schedule a face-to-face consultation to explore how orthodontics can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.