iTero 3D Scanners

At Apple Valley Orthodontics, we’re committed to making your orthodontic experience as comfortable and efficient as possible. That’s why we use the iTero Scanner, a groundbreaking piece of technology that has revolutionized the way we take dental impressions.

Gone are the days of messy and uncomfortable traditional impressions. The iTero Scanner is a handheld device that captures thousands of images of your teeth and gums in just a few minutes. These images are then digitally stitched together to create an incredibly accurate 3D model of your mouth.

This state-of-the-art technology offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it’s far more comfortable for our patients — no more gagging on impression material! Secondly, it’s extremely precise, helping us to create highly effective treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Plus, the digital model can be easily adjusted and updated, allowing us to track your progress and make modifications to your treatment plan if necessary.

In our office, we use the iTero Scanner at the start of treatment to design your treatment plan and project what your future smile will look like. We also use it throughout your treatment to monitor changes in your teeth and ensure everything is moving as expected. It’s just one of the ways we’re leveraging technology to enhance your orthodontic experience.

3D Printing

Traditional methods for creating certain appliances such as retainers can be time-consuming and lack precision. However, with our in-house 3D printing, we’re able to take the digital model of your mouth created by our iTero Scanner and print a perfectly customized appliance right here in our office.

This cutting-edge approach offers a number of advantages. Firstly, it gives our team complete control over the creation process, ensuring the highest level of quality and accuracy. Secondly, it allows us to customize each appliance to the unique contours of your mouth, resulting in a more comfortable and effective fit.

But perhaps the biggest benefit of all is the time it saves. Because we’re creating your retainer or appliance onsite, there’s no waiting around for it to be sent off to a lab and returned to us. This means we can get started on your treatment faster, helping you achieve that beautiful smile in record time.

Digital X-Rays

We understand that the best care comes from the best technology. That’s why we’re proud to offer digital X-rays to our patients. This modern alternative to traditional X-rays offers a host of benefits that improve both your treatment and your experience in our office.

Digital X-rays are faster, safer, and more precise than their film alternatives. They use significantly less radiation, making them a safer choice for patients of all ages. The process is also much quicker — there’s no need to wait for film to develop, so you spend less time in the chair and more time enjoying your day.

But perhaps the most impressive aspect of digital X-rays is their precision. They provide incredibly detailed images of your teeth and jaw, allowing us to diagnose issues more accurately and plan your treatment more effectively. We can even view your X-rays on a computer screen, zooming in on specific areas and adjusting the contrast to get a better look at your oral structures.