Digital Orthodontics’ technology enables orthodontists to view alignment and arrange aligners prior to de-banding.
Digital Orthodontics has created a system to streamline your appointments. How much smoother would your services run if you were no longer required to take impressions and wait for the retainer? Imagine being able to provide your client with their retainer at the same appointment as their braces were removed.
Digital Orthodontics allows orthodontists to digitally remove braces, view the expected results and create the aligners on the predicted model. This process results in no extra waiting time after the braces have been removed.
What if the teeth haven’t aligned as expected?
You don’t have to stress if your patient’s results haven’t matched up exactly to the intended result. Digital Orthodontics also offers “Kim aligners”. Kim aligners come in sets of three (soft, medium and a hard set).
A semi-digital concept
If a case comes in via an intra-oral scan, we have the ability to create the aligners completely via digital technology. Digital Orthodontics allows the teeth in the scan to be moved virtually and then Rapid-Prototyped. The aligners in all three thicknesses are able to be created on this model in a mere 2-3 days.
So what is the process?
Digital Orthodontics have created a fairly simple five-step process to assist you in de-banding your patients digitally, providing a seamless transition for your patients from braces to aligners and retainers.
- Scan the patient’s mouth with the brackets and wires in place during the appointment prior to the de-banding appointment
- Digitally remove the brackets and wires via OrthoViewer, once the OrthoViewer has digitally removed the brackets and wires you are free to work with the teeth
- Ascertain if your patient’s teeth will require further minor straightening
- The Orthoviewer software allows you to digitally move the teeth in a realistic fashion for desired results
- Check over the work and approve the changes in the 3D Viewer
This process means that your patients can have their braces removed despite minor changes being required, and that your patients don’t have to wait for a retainer after they’ve had their braces removed.
Why choose Digital Orthodontics?
Digital Orthodontics has 30+ years-worth of orthodontic laboratory experience, working with both local and global orthodontists. We provide innovative digital solutions, including a portal to help you with exporting and converting digital files to facilitate appliance fabrication. Digital Orthodontics technology allows orthodontists to try different treatment scenarios digitally, before you even place any brackets or wires. We strive to craft digital customer experiences that add value and drive patients to your clinic.
Digital Orthodontics Victoria
If you would like to know more about the OrthoViewer and how it can help you streamline your services, contact us today.
Ari Sciacca – Director of Digital Orthodontics
With a proven track record, Ari has strong digital orthodontic laboratory experience. And using strategic thinking skills, Ari crafts solutions that meet clients’ business needs and add value. Specialties: lingual orthodontics appliance set-ups, digital advancements in both lingual and labial indirect bonding as well as Herbst appliances. Learn more