Dental Technology at William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics
At William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics, we use state-of-the-art technology because we strongly believe our patients are entitled to the most comfortable, safe, and effective treatments available today. Whether you’re visiting us for a dental cleaning, examination, or one of our many other dental services, we will use the latest in dental technology to help ensure your ultimate satisfaction. Dr. Raineri is dedicated to upholding the highest of standards in patient care and satisfaction.
Technology at William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics
Using digital X-rays allows us to take detailed pictures of your jaw and bone structure with less radiation than the traditional X-ray. This alleviates safety concerns associated with X-rays for both patients and staff while still rendering excellent images.
Panoramic X-Rays: The panoramic X-ray is the wide shot that lets us see the entire dental arch in one image. It shows not only erupted teeth but also incoming adult teeth and wisdom teeth, which is great for being able to see if there will be enough room for them or if they need some extra help or extraction. Panoramic X-rays also help to identify dental cysts, tumors, and abscesses that develop below the gum line in the dental roots and jawbones.
Bitewing X-Rays: To get a closer look at an individual region of the dental arch, we use bitewing X-rays. These are the ones where you must bite down on a piece of plastic to hold the X-ray film in place, then wait for the beep. Normally we’ll take four in total, one for each quadrant of the mouth. These are better than the panoramic shots at showing the gaps between teeth and make it easier to spot cavities and tooth decay.
Periapical X-Rays: If we ever need an extreme close-up of a tooth, we might take a periapical X-ray. These are only necessary when it already looks like there’s a problem with that tooth and we need to see it in greater detail, and we can take these X-rays alongside the bitewings.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can now get all the information we need to plan your orthodontic treatment with a quick scan of the inside of your mouth, no dental impressions required. Plaster molds were less effective than the intraoral scanner for several reasons:
- Shipping those molds to a laboratory took valuable time.
- Storing those molds for later reference was troublesome.
- Patients with sensitive gag reflexes were very uncomfortable.
The iTero Scanner solves all of those problems. We are able to gather more accurate information about the shapes/positions of your teeth than a traditional mold can, and eliminate the gag-inducing process at the same time.
The intraoral scanner is a wand that uses a light source to map the inside of your mouth. It is sensitive enough to show the finer details that were sometimes missed with traditional molds. We are able to view the digital models of your mouth immediately and store them for future reference. This device enables us to focus on your overall care with accuracy and efficiency.
Sprintray 3D Printer
With the Sprintray 3D Printer, we are able to produce clear aligners quickly and efficiently, allowing us to provide our patients with the highest quality care. The Sprintray 3D Printer is designed specifically for the production of clear aligners, and it offers a number of benefits over traditional orthodontic technology.
Our 3D printer produces precise, accurate models of a patient’s teeth, allowing us to create clear aligners that fit perfectly and provide the best possible results. The 3D printing process is also much faster than traditional orthodontic methods, allowing us to get our patients into their clear aligners and on their way to a beautiful, healthy smile sooner.
Cutting-Edge Dental Treatment at William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics
At William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics, we are passionate about our patients. We are uncompromising in our technology, your comfort, and the quality of our work. Whether your dental needs are simple or complex, Dr. Raineri is qualified and our experienced team is here to make sure you feel safe. Come and enjoy dental care at a Liverpool dental office, unlike anything you have ever experienced!
Here at William A. Raineri DDS, PC Orthodontics, we’re excited to have this technology in our office. If you have any questions about our technologies, don’t hesitate to ask. Bring it up in your next visit or call us at (315) 457-4900. Make sure to get directions before you head our way.