Today’s digital imaging offers clear representations of your tooth and bone tissue and plays a central role in the treatment planning process. At Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics in Waldwick and Teaneck, New Jersey, the practice utilizes the best technology, including digital impressions and low-radiation X-rays. Book a personalized consultation online or by phone to learn more.

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Why is digital imaging so beneficial?

Digital imaging creates highly detailed images of teeth, bones, and soft oral tissues. These images can help diagnose dental conditions, chart changes in your teeth and bone over time, and guide treatment options.

Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics offers digital impressions, an alternative to the tray-based impressions that were the norm in dental care just a few short years ago. Many people recall the experience of having trays of goopy, sticky, clay-like material squeezed onto their entire upper or lower arch of teeth, then waiting for the inevitable suction-like feel when they were removed.

Advancements in digital imaging technology create a better approach. An intraoral scanner is now the preferred method of gathering precise specifications on size, shape, and alignment of your teeth.

How long does it take to complete digital imaging?

You may be surprised to learn how little time it takes to complete digital imaging. The entire process takes just a few moments. There is no pain or need for advanced preparation or any form of anesthesia.

You sit back and relax as your orthodontic team guides the handheld imaging wand around the contours of your mouth. In the Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics office, you can even see the imaging on a screen as it happens.

What happens to my digital imaging scans?

The imaging gathered during your office visit goes into your dental record. The ease of storing these images is yet another benefit of modern digital imaging.

Your orthodontist may perform digital imaging before and after your braces or Invisalign® treatment to give you an overview of your results.

What happens after getting digital imaging scans?

After completing digital impressions of your teeth, the team uses the information they gather to develop a personalized orthodontic treatment plan. Treatment options include bonding braces to your teeth and attaching wires to them, or providing custom-fitted clear aligners that you can wear over the top of your teeth.

Orthodontic treatments using clear aligners or braces might last six to 18 months, depending on the type of treatment you undergo and the severity of your tooth misalignment.

When you need to book a visit, your options include a quick phone call or a visit to the simple online scheduling page. The Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics team looks forward to your office visit and is here to help if any questions or concerns arise.