Orthodontic Associates is happy to announce another addition to our already state-of-the-art suite of appliances that will help to make the diagnosis process for patients an even more pleasant experience.
To minimize our patients’ time in the chair while maximizing their comfort, Orthodontic Associates has added the 3M True Definition Scanner as a new diagnostic tool.
What Does this Mean for You?
Probably the biggest benefit for our patients is that it means no more molds. Although having a mold taken of your teeth is not a painful experience, it is often one that patients look forward to least. The True Definition Scanner removes this step from the treatment formulation phase.
The wand is the smallest oral scanner on the market, which also makes for a more comfortable experience for our patients. The wand glides across the surface of each tooth, where an exact image of the tooth is made and then sent to the monitor. You will get to see your teeth “come to life” on screen as the scanner stitches millions of tiny images together to create a 3D representation.
How Does it Work?
The instrument’s detailed, 3D imaging in real time helps patients understand the treatment the doctor is prescribing.
The True Definition Scanner’s accuracy also decreases required remakes and adjustments, meaning less time in the chair. Additionally, with fewer steps in the process—and with well-trained staff taking less than 10 minutes—it cuts down on the time that our patients will spend at appointments.
And as the digital process means a shorter turnaround time, patients can begin their treatments sooner. And the sooner they begin, the sooner they have a healthy smile.
At Orthodontic Associates, we continually strive to improve by staying current with advancements in our profession—passing it on to our patients to make their experience better.