Digital Technology Specialist

Reese Orthodontics

Karen Reese, DDS, MS

Orthodontist located in New Hope, MN & Chanhassen, MN

Digital technology in orthodontics helps your treatment be as fast, comfortable, and simple as possible. At Reese Orthodontics in Chanhassen and New Hope, Minnesota, Karen Reese, DDS, MS, uses the iTero digital scanner and digital X-rays to plan and optimize your orthodontic treatment. To find out more about digital technology and how it can improve your treatment, call Reese Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.

Digital Technology Q&A

What is digital technology?

Digital technology is becoming more prevalent in all fields of medicine, and orthodontics is no exception. The imaging and design technologies available at Reese Orthodontics allow Dr. Reese to design your treatment plan with extreme precision after gaining a perfect view of your teeth at every angle. She can even view teeth that haven’t emerged above the surface of your gums, as well as your jawbone and other structures that the naked eye can’t see.

What types of digital technology are used in my treatment?

Dr. Reese uses state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to provide you a comfortable, hassle-free experience at Reese Orthodontics. She may use one or both of these digital devices at your next appointment:

iTero intraoral scanner

Dr. Reese uses the iTero intraoral scanner to examine your teeth at every conceivable angle. The device scans your mouth to render a 3D digital image of your teeth. Dr. Reese can use the images from the iTero intraoral scanner to plan every step of your Invisalign® treatment. The scans also allow you to see what your teeth will look like once your treatment is complete. 

Digital X-rays 

The digital X-rays at Reese Orthodontics allow Dr. Reese to view the teeth below your gumline. Instead of printing the image on an X-ray film, the image goes directly to a computer, where Dr. Reese can get a closer look. She uses the images to find tooth decay and other complications that could impede your orthodontic treatment.  

What are the benefits of using digital technology in orthodontics?

Digital technology allows your orthodontic treatment to proceed smoothly and efficiently. Using advanced scans, imaging techniques, and planning, Dr. Reese can design your treatment plan with perfect precision. This allows for faster treatment times and fewer potential complications and setbacks. 

Furthermore, digital technology can make your orthodontic treatment more comfortable. You don’t need to tolerate a mouthful of impression material to get a full idea of the shape of your teeth. Your clear aligners and retainers are designed with digital technology to fit in your mouth seamlessly and without irritation. 

To learn more about the digital technology available for your orthodontic treatment, reach Reese Orthodontics by phone or online to book an appointment today.