Technology

i-CAT® FLX 3-D X-rays

While CT (computed tomography) imaging has been used in the medical field for over 30 years, it is becoming the new diagnostic tool of choice for orthodontic analysis, diagnosis and treatment planning due to the latest advancements in diagnostic technology such as the revolutionary i-CAT® FLX 3-D imaging system.

Using the i-CAT FLX 3-D X-ray, we can get a quick scan of the full dentition in either two or three dimensions. In addition, the i-CAT releases less radiation than a 2-D panoramic X-ray, thus enhancing your safety while providing crisp, clear images for more efficient diagnostic analysis and treatment. We feel our modern, cutting-edge techniques ensure you are receiving the quality care you deserve.

This in-office, easy-to-use system gives us a comprehensive view of all oral structures, dramatically increasing the efficiency with which we are able diagnose your condition and plan for your treatment.

I-Tero®

Our office uses the most state-of-the-art technology available to help create the smile you want, which is why we use the iTero® digital impression system by Align Technology. Our digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy and sometimes inaccurate traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or gooey alginate needed!

Using a digital scanner, we will take three-dimensional (3-D) digital images, or impressions, of your teeth and bite. These impressions will help us formulate a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific orthodontic needs and desires. We can also use them to visually show you your treatment options and help us keep you up-to-date on your treatment progress.

Some benefits of iTero digital impressions over traditional putty impressions include:

  • Accuracy: They capture the exact contours of your teeth.
  • Efficiency: They require less time in the treatment chair.
  • Comfort: Taking the digital images is less invasive. No putty is used, and patients are more at ease without fearing they will gag on the impression putty.
  • Visualization: They provide each patient with a definite picture of what their teeth will look like before, during and after orthodontic treatment.
  • Innovation: They use the most advanced 3-D video technologies.

Biolase Epic Laserbiolase epic laser

In office soft tissue laser for reduced treatment time and maximizing esthetic results. It can be used to help tooth eruption, re-contour uneven gums and increase amount of tooth showing in "gummy" smiles.

Vector TAS (temporary anchorage system)

Vector temporary anchorage devices (TADs) provide us with a fast, effective means to treat a full range of orthodontic cases without compensating for the inadvertent reciprocal movement of adjacent teeth. Designed by orthodontists specifically for orthodontic use, VectorTAS is a coordinated system of miniscrews, attachments and instruments that provide clinicians with all the benefits of temporary anchorage:

  • Reduced anchorage demand for more control
  • Reduced reliance on patient compliance
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Greater patient comfort

Depending on the needed location of the anchorage device they can be placed in-office or at the oral surgeons.

Propel®

Needing treatment completed in a shorter amount of time? Propel can help. Microperforation of the bone around teeth can make bone turn over speed-up, allowing faster movement of teeth to their ideal location. It can be completed in one visit during orthodontic treatment and has very little recovery time. We are excited to offer this orthodontic accelerator to our patients.

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Glupker Orthodontics

  • Holland Office - 203 Riley St., Holland, MI 49424 Phone: 616-399-7110
  • Zeeland Office - 25 N. State St., Zeeland, MI 49464 Phone: 616-772-0470

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