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3D technology has changed orthodontics for the better. Your providers can now conduct advanced scans, use seemingly futuristic modeling techniques, and provide treatments that are more efficient and accurate than ever before.

This is great news for anyone considering orthodontic treatment for themselves or their child. Modern treatments employing 3D technology are less invasive, more comfortable, and more effective than ever. Continue reading to learn about the benefits that 3D technology in orthodontics.

Want to find out if you or your child needs braces? Visit Reese Orthodontics in Charleston, SC for leading orthodontic care.

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X-Rays in 3D

3D scanning and modeling technologies have changed the way x-rays work in an orthodontic setting. The new hardware allows providers to scan 3D models of your mouth that more easily and effectively identify your facial structures, including any misalignments.

Consider the example of impacted canines, which, if left untreated, can cause adult teeth to come in crooked. A 3D x-ray can spot them without relying on a physical exam, ensuring that the problem can be corrected early with non-invasive diagnostic imaging.

Scans in 3D

It should be no surprise that if orthodontists can x-ray in 3D, they can also create detailed 3D scans of your mouth that reveal the whole structure of your jaws and teeth. They can then combine these scans with the wonders of 3D printing to create accurate, customized appliances that perfectly meet each patient’s needs.

The more precisely appliances can be measured and cut, the more effective and efficient they will be at treating your condition. Though Invisalign existed before this technology, 3D scans have made it more affordable and effective than ever. The scans can be easily updated throughout your treatment to set your schedule more accurately than ever, which helps with planning and paying for complex orthodontic procedures.

How 3D Tools Have Changed the Game

3D printing has changed the scope of the tools available for orthodontic procedures. New thermoforming tools allow providers to create clear aligners precisely tailored to your oral structures. Machines can even visualize the placement of your brackets in three dimensions to individualize your braces like never before.

A 3D model of the patient’s jaw can now be used to create customized treatments that match the needs of each patient far more precisely than the generic appliances of the past. Even retainers can be molded to the patient’s exact needs to ensure that teeth never resume their original, unhealthy positions.

Beyond the manufacturing side of things, 3D developments have even optimized workflows in orthodontics. The new technologies allow more staff to devote more time to their patients, ensuring that they always get a treatment visualized, modeled, and applied based on their unique needs.

Even More 3D Technology in Orthodontics Options

We can’t list all the ways in which 3D technology has changed modern orthodontics. The same scanning, modeling, and printing techniques that have made Invisalign more affordable can also be used to create accurate crowns, veneers, and other restorative appliances.

It may be crazy to think about it now, but not long ago, every crown, filling, veneer, and retainer was made by hand or pressed out from a generic mold. But in orthodontics, “one size fits all” is not a correct assumption. The best treatments are those that are most individualized to each patient’s unique oral structures, which is much easier to attain in wake of advances in 3D technology. 

Do 3D Procedures Hurt?

One of the best things about 3D scanning and modeling procedures is that they are even less invasive than the techniques of the past. Orthodontists can now get a complete picture of your oral and facial structures using computer technology. The need for messy, invasive evaluations of anything from malocclusions to impacted teeth is often avoidable with these advances.

Many 3D processes like scans don’t feel like anything at all, which is great news for parents that are concerned about their child’s tolerance for orthodontic procedures. 3D technology has essentially moved the burden of assessment from the physical exam to the digital one. As a result, many procedures have never been easier or less painful than they are right now.

Choose Reese Orthodontics

If you’re an adult who is considering braces, you need professional advice on your treatment and payment options. For orthodontic treatments in Charleston, SC, Reese Orthodontics offers the latest technology and treatment plans. Our advanced and comfortable orthodontic treatments can be customized to suit your needs. A consultation with Reese Orthodontics includes scans, a comprehensive exam, and a conversation with the orthodontist to discover which treatment options are right for you. 

Schedule an appointment with us today to stay ahead of your oral health and receive the best possible treatment in your area.

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If you want to learn more about our orthodontic practice - where we offer extensive experience with a Board Certified Orthodontist, where we offer a satisfaction guarantee, and where we offer flexible payment options - Reese Orthodontics is here to serve you.

"Dr. Reese and staff share an inviting personality with a clean and professional atmosphere. I am very happy with the service, the product and the final result. I would encourage any of my friends and family to consult with Dr. Reese around their Orthodontic needs."
- Austin H.
"It has been a great experience all around getting braces at Dr. Reese Orthodontics. It's a great office with wonderful and friendly staff. I am extremely happy with the results. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Reese and his staff. I highly recommend him!"
- Nicole S.
"Dr. Reese and his staff was referred to me by a friend, and I highly recommend them! They were friendly, professional, helpful and quick to respond. I could not be happier with the results of Invisalign. I wore them about 7 months and my teeth are as straight as can be. Thank you for the great care and results!"
- Dancy E.
"I chose the absolute perfect orthodontist to perfect my smile. Dr. Reese has a personality that calms you and removes the anxiety that may come with the process. Dr. Reese is a true artist. I am so excited with my new smile. Dr. Reese accomplished the goals I was looking for and I am forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Reese!!!"
- Melanie C.
"Just awesome! Dr. Reese is the one to go to. He knows what he's doing and is great at what he does. Makes you feel like family every time you go visit. I can't get over how great my smile looks now. Definitely recommended."
- Harsha P.
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Dr. Reese McElveen, our award-winning orthodontist in Charleston, South Carolina has transformed the smiles of over 11,000 patients. Reese Orthodontics offers the most advanced orthodontic care for children and adults. Types of braces and orthodontic treatment include metal braces, clear braces, gold braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Damon Braces, SureSmile. Dr. Reese can even help you achieve your confident smile faster with AcceleDent.

Call 843.573.7279 today to schedule your appointment with our board certified orthodontist in Charleston, SC, at our conveniently located Charleston orthodontic office. Come experience Reese Orthodontics and you will see for yourself that we offer innovative and effective orthodontic care in Charleston, Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan and Ladson, South Carolina (SC).