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How In-Person Orthodontic Consultations Lead To The Most Successful Outcomes

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In-person orthodontic consultations play a crucial role in ensuring precise and effective orthodontic treatment. These consultations, often involving X-rays and dental imaging, are essential for accurate diagnoses, well-structured treatment plans, and successful outcomes, whether the patient is getting braces, aligners or any other orthodontic appliance.

Why Use X-rays and Dental Imaging?

X-rays and dental imaging are indispensable tools in orthodontics. They provide a comprehensive view of the patient’s dental structures, including the position of teeth, roots and jawbone. This detailed visualization is vital for diagnosing issues such as overcrowding, misalignment and bite problems. Without these imaging techniques, it would be nearly impossible to identify the underlying causes of orthodontic issues accurately.

X-rays allow our orthodontists, Dr. Jeff, Dr. Soo and Dr. Betina to see beneath the surface, revealing the positioning of teeth that have not yet emerged or those that are impacted. This insight is crucial for developing an effective orthodontic treatment plan. For instance, if an X-ray reveals an impacted tooth, our orthodontists can incorporate its treatment into the overall plan, ensuring a more holistic approach to the patient’s dental health.

Dental imaging also plays a pivotal role in monitoring the progress of orthodontic treatment. Imaging allows our orthodontists to track changes in tooth positioning and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. This ongoing assessment ensures that the treatment remains on track, leading to more predictable and successful outcomes.

How Digital Technologies Improve Your Experience

Shirck Orthodontics has embraced advanced technologies like iTero® Digital Impressions and 3D printing. iTero® Digital Impressions use a handheld wand to capture highly detailed 3D images of the patient’s teeth and gums. This non-invasive method is not only more comfortable for patients compared to traditional molds but also provides more accurate and detailed images.

The precise measurements obtained through iTero® Digital Impressions are invaluable for creating custom orthodontic devices. Whether it’s braces, aligners or retainers, these devices need to fit perfectly to be effective. The digital impressions ensure that every orthodontic device is tailored to the patient’s unique dental anatomy, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.

How 3D Printing Technology Ensures the Most Comfortable Fit

3D printing technology further enhances the precision of orthodontic treatment. Once the digital impressions are captured, our 3D printers can create highly accurate models of the patient’s teeth. These models are used to design and fabricate orthodontic devices with unprecedented precision. The result is a more comfortable fit and more effective treatment.

The integration of iTero® Digital Impressions and 3D printing into orthodontic practice has revolutionized the field. These technologies allow for a higher level of customization and accuracy, leading to better patient outcomes. Our orthodontists can now design treatment plans that are most precise and tailored to the individual needs of our patients leading to a healthier, more confident smile.

We Are the Orthodontist Near You

Are you currently seeking an orthodontic evaluation? If so, we are here to help! Please contact Shirck Orthodontics to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled orthodontists. Dr. Jeff, Dr. Soo and Dr. Betina are excited to help you and your family with your orthodontic needs. To better serve our patients, we have convenient locations in Powell, Newark, Westerville, or New Albany and Pataskala, Ohio.