Dunn Orthodontics Use New State-of-the-Art Digital Technology System for Precise Placement of Braces

OrthoCAD IQ provides comfort to patients, calls for fewer adjustment visits and less time spent wearing braces.
June 9, 2008 - PRLog -- Dr. Matthew Dunn announced today that Dunn Orthodontics (http://www.dunn-orthodontics.com) of Phoenix and Litchfield Park, Arizona is using OrthoCAD iQ (http://www.coolgrins.com), a computer guidance technology that assists orthodontists with the optimal placement of braces. This revolutionary system reduces the number of office visits a patient must make during the treatment process and many times reduces the length of time spent wearing braces.

Historically, orthodontists would either position the brackets manually on each tooth or use dental casts from the laboratory to assist in fitting braces simultaneously to the patient's teeth. However, with both procedures, the orthodontist would merely estimate the appropriate placement using visual judgment. Collectively the OrthoCAD iQ system and the orthodontist ensure a more efficient process with less time and more accuracy than the traditional orthodontic procedure.

"With OrthoCAD, the benefits became instantaneously clear. I'm able to treat my patients more efficiently by reducing the need to reposition the braces during treatment and minimize the adjustments that typically are made toward the end of treatment," said Dr. Dunn (http://www.dunn-ortho.com). "The OrthoCAD system promotes efficient management of patient care and treatment progress as well as allowing me to free up my staff for other procedures. The ability of OrthoCAD to show patients how their teeth can look at the end of treatment -- to truly visualized an end result -- has proven to be a tremendous technological visual for both parents and patients.

The skills of the orthodontist, combined with the OrthoCAD iQ technology, ensure that braces are positioned optimally. First, the orthodontist takes an impression of the teeth. The impression is sent to OrthoCAD's laboratory where a computer generated 3D-model of the patient's mouth is created. With the computer model of the patient's mouth, the orthodontist can fine tune the end result before positioning the actual braces. This step enables the orthodontist to view any number of outcomes to achieve optimal placement resulting in a shorter treatment process for the patient. Once the orthodontist approves the final orthodontic procedure, the orthodontist transmits the recommendations to the OrthoCAD laboratory. The OrthoCAD technician integrates the orthodontist's prescription and receives directions from the OrthoCAD iQ system as to where the braces should be placed on the patient's mouth model. Back at the orthodontist's office, the doctor efficiently and comfortably fits the braces on the patient using the customized bracket placement based on the patient's needs.

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About Dunn Orthodontics: Dunn Orthodontics features a husband and wife team of board certified orthodontists, both of whom have received international recognition for their orthodontic research.  They offer state of the art orthodontic technology including a fully computerized office, digital radiography, clear braces and Invisalign (invisible braces).  You can also visit their website at www.dunn-orthodontics.com.
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