New Imaging Advancements in Orthodontics and Why They Matter

At Griffin & Errera Orthodontics, we understand the importance of staying up to date on the latest imaging advancements. Access to the most advanced imaging technology can help us provide our patients with the best possible treatment. We are proud to offer digital imaging, 3D printing, and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) at our office. 

This blog post will discuss these three latest imaging advancements in orthodontics and explain how they can benefit your treatment. 

Digital Imaging 

Digital imaging captures images using digital technology rather than traditional film-based processes. This type of imaging has many advantages over traditional methods because it is faster, more efficient, and produces higher-quality images with greater accuracy. Digital imaging also allows instant access to images during patient visits to provide a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan quickly. 

Our team uses digital x-rays to help us identify any problems with your teeth and jaw. These images can also be used to monitor the progress of your treatment, allowing us to make adjustments as needed.

3D Printing 

3D printing is a relatively new technology beginning to revolutionize orthodontic treatment. Using 3D printing, we can create models of our patients’ teeth and jaws, which can be used for more accurate treatment planning. We can also use 3D printing to fabricate custom-made appliances such as retainers and braces, ensuring a perfect fit every time. 

We have invested in cutting-edge 3D printers that allow us to produce quality models quickly and accurately. This helps us develop more precise treatment plans tailored to each of our patients’ needs.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) 

CBCT is a type of x-ray imaging that uses cone-shaped beams to create 3D images of the mouth and jaw. CBCT provides detailed information about the position and size of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures, which can be invaluable for diagnosis, planning, implant placement, and other orthodontic treatments. 

At Griffin & Errera Orthodontics, we use CBCT scans for diagnostic and surgical planning purposes. Having this level of detail gives us an advantage in treatment planning and allows us to provide all patients with a quality and effective outcome.

Benefits of Staying Up-to-Date With Imaging Advancements 

Using imaging advancements in orthodontics has numerous benefits, including: 

  • Improved accuracy and precision – Digital imaging, 3D printing, and CBCT technology allow us to create more accurate models of your teeth and jaws, giving better insight into how your treatment should be approached. This helps us develop a more effective plan that is tailored to your individual needs. 
  • Greater efficiency – Having access to digital images during patient visits makes diagnosis easier and faster, which can help reduce wait times for those waiting for appointments. Utilizing 3D printing also allows us to fabricate custom-made appliances quickly and easily. 
  • Reduced risk of error – These innovative advancements are all incredibly accurate technologies that reduce the risk of errors in diagnosis or treatment planning. This ensures that you get the best possible results from your treatment.

New Imaging Advancements in Orthodontics and Why They Matter

Experience the Latest Technology

AtGriffin & Errera Orthodontics, we believe it’s vital to stay up to date on the latest advancements in orthodontic imaging technology to provide our patients with the most effective and efficient treatments possible. 

These new diagnostic technology advancements have numerous benefits that can help us create better treatment plans for our patients more quickly and accurately. 

If you would like to learn more about the imaging technology we use or would like to schedule a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.