Advances in orthodontic technology help make your dreams of having the smile you want to come true. Our team at Gallagher Orthodontics stays up to date, implementing advanced treatment practices in our office to provide our patients with the best possible care in the Spicewood and Lakeway areas.
In the past, orthodontists would use molds to create models of patients’ smiles and determine the course of action for treatment. However, these molds were quite messy and not always the most accurate impression. At Gallagher Orthodontics, we’ve replaced this outdated method with the iTero Scanner.
The iTero system uses a handheld wand and allows us to create a digital impression in minutes while avoiding any mess associated with creating traditional oral molds. This technique gives our team more accuracy and Dr. Gallagher can easily show you the areas needing adjustment. After discussing the areas where treatment will be focused, we can also use this impression to project your desired results and allow you to see the end goal of your smile.
3D Printing Technology
Not only can we use the iTero Scanner to project your desired results, but our 3D printing technology allows us to print your clear aligners here in the office, directly from the iTero model.
Dr. Gallagher transmits the digital impression of your smile into our 3D planning software, which we use to create a series of aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. We customize each treatment plan for the individual patient, increasing your overall comfort and the effectiveness of our orthodontic treatment. In addition, the planning software gives us full control, incredible accuracy, and extremely clear aligner and retainers.
Digital Scanners and X-Rays
Dr. Gallagher may perform several tests to assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Our practice uses diagnostics to look for:
- The position of your teeth
- The position of your roots
- Developmental abnormalities
We factor this information into any decisions about your orthodontic care. Applying advances in technology to your orthodontic treatments provides you with additional options, giving you more control over the care that you receive.
Clear Aligner Technology in Spicewood, TX
You have options when it comes to straightening your teeth. Many patients in the Spicewood and Lakeway areas select clear aligners, which offer:
- Increased comfort
- The ability to eat whatever you want
- Low-visibility options to straighten your teeth
Invisalign pioneered the field of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Dr. Gallagher has extensive experience treating patients with the Invisalign system. He can explain the steps for using this system to straighten your teeth.
You may also opt for our in-house GO Aligners. Dr. Gallagher can tailor the specifications of each aligner to meet your needs, giving you fast and predictable results.
While you must keep your aligners on for around 22 hours a day, they provide many patients with increased freedom. We can discuss the pros and cons of selecting clear aligners to straighten your teeth when you come in for your consultation.
We believe in embracing advances in technology to provide care for all of our patients. Allow us to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan today.