Orthodontic technologies

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At Styrt Orthodontics here in La Jolla, San Diego, we are secret tech geeks. How could we not be when we’re in the same state as Silicon Valley? But our passion for technology is focused on developments in the orthodontic industry. These are exciting because they improve the treatment experience and results for our patients.

We use the latest orthodontic technology in our practice. This includes the iTero IntraOral Digital Scanner and AcceleDent Aura, a hands-free device that can cut treatment time in half!

iTero™ Digital Impression System

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The iTero™ digital scanner is used in conjunction with any orthodontic treatment but most commonly with Invisalign. It replaces the need for the traditional impression process with computerized 3D digital scanning.

Our patients enjoy the iTero™ system because there is no need for taking traditional impressions which may cause gagging in some patients. Instead, with the digital scanning system, this precise 3D image ensures the highest quality replication of the mouth for better treatment planning and best appliance fit. Because impressions are digital and can be submitted directly to Invisalign, it shortens the time patients must wait to begin the process of creating that beautiful smile.

How does the iTero scanner work?

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. 

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser. In as little as two-to-three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the iTero scanner is that patients can see what their teeth will look like even before they’ve started treatment! 

What is AcceleDent Aura?

AcceleDent Aura

AcceleDent is a light, comfortable, and hands-free appliance that is used 20 minutes per day as a complement to braces to accelerate tooth movement. The patented technology gently vibrates the teeth and surrounding bone, allowing teeth to move more freely. The best part of the AcceleDent System is that it's completely safe! You may experience a slight tingling sensation, much like that of the vibration of an electric toothbrush, but it should diminish after you become accustomed to using the appliance. 

Benefits of AcceleDent Aura

Not only does AcceleDent contribute to your beautiful new smile, it:

  • accelerates your orthodontic experience without sacrificing aesthetics
  • can be used for adolescents, teens, and adults
  • is completely safe for patients of all ages
  • is lightweight and comfortable
  • is easy to use – just turn it on while you’re reading, watching television, listening to music, or doing school work. 

The AcceleDent™ System can reduce the time your orthodontic treatment takes by up to 50%. Using this pain-free, easy appliance, you'll achieve your perfect smile in no time at all.

Book a free consultation at Styrt Orthodontics today to find out how you could speed up your treatment time with AcceleDent Aura.

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