The Role Imaging Plays In Orthodontic Care

smiling girl braces orthodonticsHow will your orthodontic adjustment help you? While some people are excited to finally close awkward gaps between their teeth, others can be eager to straighten teeth that are too close together and overlap in ways that are unflattering. Whether your care involves discreet clear aligners or traditional bracket-and-wire braces, there is important preparatory work that will occur before your adjustment begins. Our Fort Worth, TX orthodontic treatment office depends on advanced imaging technology to capture important details about your smile, which we can then use to prepare you for exciting results!

Proper Planning Helps Ensure That Orthodontic Care Is Successful

Before the work of straightening your smile begins, we will take the time to carefully evaluate your teeth and oral structures. In doing this, we find out what you need in terms of your adjustment; we can also assess what you need in terms of custom aligners. For those who plan to make corrections with Invisalign, assessing the right shape and size of these appliances will be valuable to the treatment experience.

Using iTero Digital Imaging Technology To Examine Your Teeth And Oral Structures

We depend on digital imaging technology to make evaluations more comfortable. This technology also lets us capture remarkably vivid details and close measurements. The iTero digital scanner lets us capture models of your teeth and the inner structure of your mouth. Assessments will tell us what movements need to happen to fully straighten your smile. The 3D models that we capture replace the need for plaster molds, which provide important measurements but can prove uncomfortable for patients to make.

We Can Also Use Imaging Technology To Plan Treatment For TMJ Disorder

Imaging technology enables us to create more than just orthodontic appliances. Through the use of a custom oral splint, we have the means to ease tension on the jaw related to TMJ disorder. TMJ problems affect people for different reasons, including reasons linked to malocclusion. Whether your trouble with poor bite function can be traced back to poor teeth spacing or has another cause, a tailored guard can provide relief. After evaluating your teeth and oral structures, we can provide the appliance you need to make corrections to your jaw alignment and bite movement.

Talk To Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About The Role Of Imaging In Orthodontic Care

With the right technology and treatment options, we can provide patients in and around Fort Worth with positive orthodontic experiences. In addition to using advanced imaging technology to plan your care, we offer options for different appliances that affect your experience with orthodontic treatment. If you would like to find out more about our office and what we can do to improve your appearance and oral health, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.