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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.
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-
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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