At Ashcraft Orthodontics Little Rock, we use the latest in dental technology to bring the greatest level of comfort and treatment results to our patients. Taking impressions of the upper and lower arches is a key and necessary component of the orthodontic treatment we provide. Impressions capture detailed information of the upper and lower arches and how the teeth fit together and allow Dr. Michael Ashcraft to properly plan each patient’s unique course of treatment. To make your impressions comfortable, convenient, and highly precise, we use the iTero® 3D intraoral scanner. This advanced piece of equipment is a lightweight wand that we place over your teeth and jaw, eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable alginate or putty impressions. Learn more about how we use digital impressions to create healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of all ages by scheduling a visit at our modern Little Rock, AR orthodontic practice today.
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If you have ever had a traditional dental impression taken, you likely understand how uncomfortable it can be. Digital impressions are not only more comfortable, but they also provide Dr. Ashcraft with greater detail and information about your teeth and jaw. This approach is great for all patients, especially those with a sensitive gag reflex, children, and individuals with small mouths or narrow arches. Digital impressions are used in a wide range of treatments, including the creation of expanders, space maintainers, retainers, and clear aligner trays. Our team also uses digital impressions to plan your orthodontic treatment with traditional braces and other types of care.
What to Expect
With iTero digital technology, taking impressions is fast, comfortable, and accurate and lets us better streamline your care to deliver the best possible results. There is no need for impression trays or goopy materials to capture the information we need to provide excellence in orthodontic care. To take digital impressions of your upper and lower teeth, we place our intraoral scanning wand over your teeth. This technology is extremely safe and noninvasive and does not deliver any radiation to the tissues. The iTero laser transmits this information to our software and computer monitor, which generates a 3D replication of your teeth and gums within 2 – 3 minutes. Our team is highly trained in iTero technology and is proud to offer this advanced diagnostic solution to Central Arkansas patients.
Once your digital impressions and 3D computer-generated models of your teeth are complete, Dr. Ashcraft will review the information we have collected. Our advanced CAD/CAM software along with digital radiographic imaging allows him to forecast your final treatment results and plan the stages of your care accordingly and with greater precision. We will review your recommended treatment plan and explain the procedures in detail. Since digital impressions to do not involve any materials, there is no aftertaste or after-effects to worry about.
The cost for digital impressions is typically included within the treatment for which the impressions are being taken. Ashcraft Orthodontics Little Rock accepts most major insurance plans and offers special financing options to help your family get the affordable care needed to optimize your oral health. If there are any out-of-pocket expenses for your treatment, we are happy to help you find a flexible solution to cover the cost of your care.
With the use of digital impressions at Ashcraft Orthodontics Little Rock, your family can experience more accurate clinical outcomes and enjoy brilliant and healthy smiles for years to come. Advanced technology has made treatment planning a more precise and comfortable experience for patients of all ages. Schedule your personalized treatment consultation with Dr. Ashcraft in Little Rock, AR today and take the first step toward your new smile.