Perkins Orthodontics is committed to using the latest technological advances to provide exceptional treatment – learn more about the technologies we use in our office.
Fort Worth, Texas – At Perkins Orthodontics, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of technological advances in the orthodontic world. What does that mean for our patients? Quite simply, it means better care and a more efficient and comfortable experience.
We ensure that every patient receives customized treatment to help them achieve not only their dream smile but their optimal oral health. Advanced technology helps us ensure we can make that happen. In our office, we utilize technology such as 3-D scans, digital imaging, and digital X-rays to provide our patients with the best experience and personalized treatment.
To craft the most detailed and personalized treatment plans, we need the most accurate images of your teeth, mouth, and face. The technology we use helps us do that.
Cone beam 3-D imaging is an effective tool to help us properly diagnose and evaluate dental conditions, and plan the most efficient treatment plans. The images we create with the cone-beam provide us a comprehensive view not just of your teeth, but of your entire mouth and its supporting structures. This helps us:
- View the head and neck as a whole to provide the most comprehensive care
- Fully evaluate the jaws and face
- Diagnose dental issues, such as cavities
- Analyze any dental or facial trauma
- Visualize abnormal teeth or jaw structures
- Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
Digital impressions are another important tool in planning your care. Gone are the days of goopy, uncomfortable impressions. Digital impressions allow us to get accurate impressions in a modern, efficient, and comfortable way. A small, handheld scanner is all it takes to create highly precise and instant images. The process can be stopped and started as needed, ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible.
The last technological piece in our treatment planning is digital X-rays. Digital X-rays are one of the most advanced diagnostic tools we use, making the X-ray process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. A digital sensor allows us to instantly view the images we take, and we can project the images on a monitor in the treatment room so you can see what we see. These high-quality images allow us to accurately diagnose any issues and plan the best care possible. With digital X-rays we can:
- Detect decay between teeth
- Identify developmental abnormalities
- Spot improper tooth root positioning
- Locate cysts and abscesses
- Spot fractures in current fillings
- Identify tumors or abnormal growths
- Locate infection in the nerves
- Identify areas of bone loss
Digital X-rays, paired with cone beam imaging and digital impressions, all work together to bring you the very best care possible. Paired with Dr. Perkins’ expertise, you’re guaranteed your healthiest smile.