PRLog - Aug. 18, 2011 - TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the first thoughts that come to mind when seeking an orthodontic specialist for getting braces is, “does it hurt”. Most patients associate that thought with just orthodontic braces and Invisalign while being unaware of the necessary procedure required before actually getting them on. That procedure is called “impressions”
Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s the dreaded goo that is squished into your mouth, oozing out of every crevice between your teeth leaving you with the feeling that you have just been slimed. Some can handle it… many others not so well. For patients with a sensitive gag reflex, this can be the most dreaded part of getting your teeth straightened.
What’s even worse is that this step is required for braces before and after. It is needed to diagnose how to get your teeth straightened. It’s also necessary to create all orthodontic appliances including retainers for teeth, palatal expanders, and Invisalign.
Well, now you can breathe a big sigh of relief because Feldman Orthodontics in Tampa, FL is now using a digital impression scanner called the iOC Scanner by iTero Technology (aka “the OrthoCad Scanner”). Say “goodbye” to the goo! This scanner identifies the tooth by voice and visual commands and performs parallel confocal scanning by capturing 100,000 laser points in perfect focus.
Simply put, it digitally captures the form and structure of the tooth and gum line through a series of pictures. No need for goopy impression material. Digital impressions provide greater accuracy when creating the patient model and increased comfort for the patient. Let’s be honest, no one likes to gag when giving a first impression. No pun intended.
“We are thrilled with this new technology! Not only do our patients feel more at ease with the digital impression system, the accuracy of the impressions is greatly improved making the process easier for my orthodontic staff. There is no more gagging, no more mess, increased accuracy, and our patients’ think it’s really fun. The OrthoCad Scanner has not only increased our precision with the process, it has also created some excitement in the office. We couldn’t be more satisfied.”
So if the thought of getting braces has you feeling anxious, no need to stress. Dr. Feldman and his experienced orthodontic staff are here to ease your worries by having the word “gag” being only applicable to practical jokes. However, you will have to smile really, really big.
See our digital impressions scanner in action here: http://www.youtube.com/
Feldman Orthodontics has offices in South Tampa and Carrollwood. For more information on how Dr. Feldman makes smiles more beautiful for both children and adults using braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen, please visit: http://FeldmanOrthodontics.com, or call at (813) 968-2483.
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Feldman Orthodontics is Tampa Bay's Only Invisalign Teen Provider & Invisalign ELITE Preferred Provider and we specialize in child and adult orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, and clear braces known as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.