Latest Technology

Digital Images

s-braces2We offer one of the latest technological advances in orthodontics with digital radiography, also known as digital X-rays. A wireless sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged.

Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional X-rays. Digital radiographs reduce a patient’s radiation exposure by 90%!

This is offered only in our Fort Collins office.

Lythos Digital Scanner

The Lythos Digital Scanner, created by Ormco, is a handheld, intra-oral, 3-D imaging device used to gather the most precise images of patients’ teeth, gums and oral structures. These digital images replace the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy, and sometimes inaccurate, traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed!

With both speed and comfort, the orthodontist is able to digitally photograph a patient’s entire oral cavity in an average of 7 minutes. The office is then able to store these digital images for up to 10 years!

AcceleDent™

AcceleDent is a revolutionary device that is used to speed up tooth movement during orthodontic treatment. The pulsing vibrations encourage teeth to move faster, which can lead to a shorter overall treatment time!

Insignia™

Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precise brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time for our patients.

Invisalign® – The Straightest Way to a Great Smile

Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

Invisalign® Teen

Now teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign Teen! We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today’s teens!