Digital Treatment Planning

To give you the healthy, beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted, we utilize innovative digital treatment planning. Using this digital technology, we can create an orthodontic treatment plan that is specifically customized for you.

Each patient’s orthodontic condition is unique, which is why we develop each patient’s treatment plan based on his/her specialized diagnosis. The treatment planning process involves taking digital photographs, X-rays and digital impressions.

Digital Photography

We utilize high-resolution digital photography to capture detailed images of your mouth, thus enabling us to maintain sharp, accurate records and keep you thoroughly informed of your treatment progress.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays, or radiographs, are also used in our office to provide us with invaluable information about your oral and dental health. At Dr. Clinebell’s office, we use a state-of-the-art Kodak 9300 CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) X-Ray machine. This machine gives Dr. Clinebell the ability to diagnose problems more accurately and to detect unusual or potentially problematic issues such as impacted, missing or “hidden” teeth. Not only are digital images more “friendly” to the environment (no chemicals), they are much safer than traditional X-rays, reducing your exposure to radiation by 90 percent!

Digital Impressions/Models

We also utilize a digital impression system, which, where indicated, replaces the  traditional alignate impressions. Using a digital scanner, we can take three-dimensional (3-D) digital images, or impressions, of your teeth and bite. These impressions are then used at a laboratory where they will custom-fabricate a model of your teeth as well as customize bracket trays to increase the accuracy of your treatment.

All of these diagnostic records help us formulate a personalized treatment plan that meets the patient’s precise needs and desires. By using this advanced technology, we are able to keep you up-to-date on your treatment progress by comparing your mouth to what it looked like before your treatment began.