Despite being in practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Cordes’ approach to orthodontic care is anything but “old school.” He works diligently to integrate the latest technology into our orthodontic office, so our patients can enjoy efficient appointments, comfortable care, and gorgeous results in record time. Our technology is just one of the many ways we take the stress out of orthodontics, and you can learn more about it by reading on below.
Before we begin any treatment, we need to take an impression of a patient’s teeth and bite, but thankfully, we don’t use messy, gag-inducing dental putty like dentists of the past. Instead, we’ve swapped the traditional process for a completely digitized one. In just a few minutes, we can quickly scan the mouth and create a highly accurate 3D impression on a nearby monitor. This delivers a fantastic result the first time, every time, meaning patients don’t have to deal with annoying retakes.
X-rays enable our team to look below the surface of the smile so we can more easily identify problems as well as spot the signs of ones to come. Compared to traditional film, digital X-rays offer a number of advantages. For one, they are much faster, taking only a few seconds to develop images. Plus, they show more detail as well, and the process also dramatically reduces the amount of radiation patients are exposed to—as much as 90%!