New Advancements In Orthodontics

The field of orthodontics has been transforming smiles since ancient times, but the methods we use now are a far cry from those early days of gold wires and catgut cords. Over the past few decades, orthodontic technology has shifted from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to a more personalized, patient-centered one, and these innovations have led to more efficient treatments, reduced discomfort, and even better results. Dr. Melanie and our team are always excited to share new advancements in orthodontics, so keep reading to learn more!

#1: The iTero Digital Impression System

Gone are the days of biting into a tray filled with putty to create an impression of your teeth. Welcome to the era of the iTero Digital Impression System! This state-of-the-art technology allows us to take quick, comfortable, and mess-free digital scans of your teeth – and not only is this process easy, pain-free, and incredibly accurate. 

How It Works:

A team member at our office uses a compact, handheld wand to scan your teeth and gums. This handheld wand produces high-definition images of your teeth that form a 3D model of your dental anatomy. Dr. Melanie uses these models to map your treatment plan or create custom retainers, aligners, or indirect bonding templates. 

With the iTero system, Dr. Melanie Orthodontics is revolutionizing the orthodontic experience, making it more comfortable and efficient for our patients.

#2: 3D Orthodontic Printing 

Dr. Melanie has been leveraging 3D printing technology in her office since 2018, changing how we create orthodontic appliances. From clear aligners to retainers and indirect bonding trays, our in-house 3D printer crafts them, giving you top-quality appliances that fit perfectly. 

How It Works: 

Its accuracy and high resolution really set this technology apart, but the benefits don’t stop there! Our in-house 3D printer makes treatment flexible, allowing us to adapt to changes as we go. Whether we need to adjust a treatment plan or make minor tooth movements, we can quickly modify and print appliances to fit those needs. This control from start to finish ensures enhanced results and a faster journey to your beautiful smile at Dr. Melanie Orthodontics.

Orthodontics has been transforming smiles for a long time, so Dr. Melanie and our team want to share new advancements in orthodontics!

#3: Grin Remote Monitoring

The modern system design is to keep your treatment on track from the comfort of your home. With the Grin app, you can send quick scans of your teeth to Dr. Melanie, no matter where you are. 

How It Works: 

This technology is super simple. Just attach the Grin mouthpiece to your phone’s camera, take a scan, and submit it through the app. Dr. Melanie will then review your scans, tracking your progress in real-time and providing feedback directly through the app. 

This means fewer in-person checkups with the same level of expert oversight. With Grin, you’re not just a passive participant in your treatment. You’re actively involved, able to see your progress and know that your treatment is on track. 

#4: Custom Digital Braces

Unlike traditional braces, custom digital braces are tailored to the unique contours of your teeth, providing a fit that’s not just comfortable but also highly effective, and the secret lies in the use of advanced digital technology. 

How It Works: 

We start by creating a precise 3D model of your teeth. This model serves as the blueprint for custom braces, ensuring each bracket and wire aligns perfectly with your dental anatomy. 

The result is a more efficient treatment, with potentially shorter treatment times and fewer visits to the orthodontist. But the benefits of custom digital braces extend beyond efficiency. They also offer improved comfort and aesthetics, making the journey to a perfect smile a more enjoyable experience. 

#5: Clear Aligners

The world of clear aligners has seen remarkable advancements since they first arrived on the market in 1997, making them an increasingly popular choice for orthodontic treatment. These transparent, removable trays are not just about discretion and convenience anymore – the latest clear aligners are custom-made using advanced 3D technology, ensuring a more precise fit and more effective treatment.

We’re at the forefront of these advancements at Dr. Melanie Orthodontics, offering advanced options like Invisalign, 3M Clarity Aligners, and TLC Aligners. 

How It Works: 

These aligners are designed using sophisticated software that predicts the movement of your teeth, allowing for a highly personalized treatment plan. Using durable, biocompatible materials makes them more comfortable and safer than ever.  

Orthodontics has been transforming smiles for a long time, so Dr. Melanie and our team want to share new advancements in orthodontics!

Discover Your Best Smile at Dr. Melanie Orthodontics

In the 21st century, everyone is searching for the best technology to do the best job possible, and the field of orthodontics is no different! Dr. Melanie loves finding new ways to use modern resources to improve the patient experience. If you’re ready to start with the most advanced treatments in town, it’s time to schedule your free consultation today!