Technology has had a huge impact on the advancements in orthodontic care and continues to grow. The technology we use at Lanier Orthodontics can get you into treatment faster and help you get out of treatment quicker. Dr. Gass and his team are experts at what they do and by using the latest in these orthodontic technologies, are able to provide their patients with the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.
iTero Digital Impressions
The iTero scanner is designed to replace the older and slower methods for creating models of your smile. With iTero, the impression part of the treatment planning process is now more accurate and more comfortable than ever. At Lanier Orthodontics, you can say goodbye to messy molds!
iTero uses a handheld wand to scan and create 3D images of your teeth and jaw in just a few minutes. These images of your current smile are then used to create a customized treatment plan and guide your alignment goals throughout treatment to help you achieve your perfect smile. Additionally, we can use the 3D images generated from these scans to create a model of what your projected smile will look like once treatment is complete. The iTero scanner helps Dr. Gass optimize your treatment and create sets of clear aligners that fit perfectly.
At Lanier Orthodontics, we use 3D printing technology to design and print orthodontic appliances, including our own in-house clear aligners and retainers. We begin the process with a quick and comfortable scan using the iTero Scanner. Then, we upload the impressions from the scan into our 3D printing software to create a model for the appliances.
With the entire process in-house, you can be sure that your treatment plan is fully controlled by your orthodontist, more accurate, and overall more comfortable and efficient.