Modern Technology for More Efficient Treatment
Orthodontics is more popular than ever, and it’s due in part to the overwhelming success of improved treatments and technology. New technology produces better results with fewer visits and shortened treatment times. In some cases, we can eliminate months of treatment time for individuals. One example of recent orthodontic advancement is nickel-titanium-alloy arch wires. These have replaced the traditional stainless steel wires typically used in braces. This new technology provides our patients with a temperature-sensitive wire that allows for continuous movement of the teeth over longer periods of time.
For our patients, this means enhanced comfort, decreased treatment time, and fewer trips to the orthodontist. Self-ligating brackets are another new technology that has made trips to the orthodontist more efficient. Because these brackets do not require placement of elastic ligatures and work more precisely than traditional brackets, patients need fewer adjustments and spend less time in Dr. Cabal’s chair during each visit.
Galileos ConeBeam CT Scan for 3D Data
An in-office CT scan using ConeBeam technology is convenient for patients and an invaluable treatment planning tool for dental professionals. At our North Fort Worth office, we use the Galileos CT machine made by Sirona, which greatly enhances diagnostic accuracy. This incredible technology renders a detailed 3D scan in only 20 seconds while the patient is seated and in an open environment. Since it’s available at our office, hospital referrals are unnecessary. You’ll also be pleased to know that the Galileos machine emits significantly less radiation than a medical CT scan, and what’s more, it costs patients less than a traditional scan.
3D data from a Galileos ConeBeam-CT Scan aids in treatment planning for:
- Implant Planning
- Third Molar Extractions
- TMJ Therapy
iTero Digital Scanners
In addition, we also employ iTero digital scanners to aid in the treatment process. With iTero technology, we streamline to process of making impressions. Before a patient receives an oral splint or Invisalign aligners, an impression of the patient’s teeth is taken. The impressions are crucial for the design process. For greater accuracy and no mess, we’ve replaced the gooey impression material with an advanced digital scanner, which uses lasers to map your teeth with unrivaled precision.
i-CAT for Orthodontics
Digital imaging has propelled the art of dentistry and orthodontics forward over the last several decades. Like other computerized tomography technology, i-CAT offers superior diagnostic and planning results for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The customizable field of view allows your orthodontist to capture broader or more targeted images as needed for faster, more detailed results.
Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics
During orthodontic treatment, the goal is to move teeth into more symmetrical positions, which requires a shift and reformation of the jawbone structure and periodontal tissues supporting them. Typically, this bone reformation can take up to two years to complete. However, with Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, you can complete your treatment in almost half the time! Propel utilizes advanced technology to stimulate bone growth and formation around your teeth, allowing for quicker and more successful orthodontic correction.
At Lake Country Orthodontics, we strive to bring every patient the highest quality treatment options, and Propel’s VPro5 is one of the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment. The innovative device uses gentle vibrations to facilitate faster and more successful treatment. The Propel® VPro5 is a single device that you use for approximately five minutes each day, and the mouthpiece and device are simple to clean, store, and use when necessary!
Better Technology for More Precise Orthodontic Treatment!
Our investment in advanced technology allows us to provide more comfortable and precise orthodontic treatment to significantly improve your results! To learn more, schedule your free consultation by calling our office today at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.