Improving the Patient Experience with Technology
We are always looking for ways to improve the treatment we provide to all of our patients. Here are a few examples of the orthodontic technology we use every day.
Creating Digital Models with iTero
The i-Tero scanner allows us to scan your mouth and make a digital model of your teeth!
Digital models are seven times more accurate than any impression technique, meaning your orthodontic appliance, whether it is Invisalign, an expander, or retainer, fits that much better. And the better the fit, the better the treatment and final result will be!
- No impressions! Anyone with a gag reflex knows what we’re talking about.
- Digital models can be stored and used again if additional appliances are needed or your retainer is lost.
- Digital models can be transferred to Invisalign or a lab right after they are made, which makes for a quicker turnaround time and an earlier treatment start date.
- The i-Tero also allows us to run a simulation for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, so you can get a glimpse of what your teeth will look like when your treatment is complete.
Communicating from Afar with Teledentistry
At Milnor Orthodontics, we firmly believe orthodontic treatment needs to be done in person by an educated, experienced orthodontist. However, we also believe virtual consulting can serve an important role, which is why we offer it to our current and new patients.
Dental Monitoring allows us to check the progress of our current patients. Using their cellphones, patients take and securely submit images of their teeth between their in-person appointments. We review the images to ensure they are brushing and flossing effectively and that their treatment is staying on track.
People who are thinking about getting braces or Invisalign can also safely text photos of their smiles. They receive information about what treatment might be best for them and an estimated cost without ever stepping foot into our office. If they decide they want more information, we can schedule a video meeting or an in-office appointment.