Old Metairie Orthodontics works hard to provide every patient with the highest level of care and the best results. Dr. Block and her team stay on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology, using the latest tools to ensure the most accurate and efficient treatment plans and the best fit for your custom appliances.
We use state-of-the-art, radiation-free 3D intraoral scanners at our Metairie, LA, practice. These innovative devices are small, hand-held tools that take highly precise digital images of the structure of your teeth, jaw, and gums. This technology provides us with the most precise digital impressions available today for creating a model of your teeth and mapping out your treatment plan.
Not only are the images created by 3D scanners incredibly accurate, but the use of the scanner is a lot more comfortable for the patient than the alternative type of impressions, PVS impressions. In addition, younger patients tend to tolerate the 3D scanner much better than the traditional PVS impressions.
Our 3D scanners ensure that you receive well-fitting appliances such as a palatal expander or a retainer, as well as provide accurate imagery for other orthodontic treatments, including
- Lingual braces
- Surgical Casts
- Complex cases
Results are instant with a 3D scanner, which means less wait time to receive your custom appliances — information from our office can be captured and sent digitally to the laboratory on the same day.
3D Scanners & Digital Impressions at Old Metairie Orthodontics
Radiation-free, with instant and precise results, 3D scanners are the latest in orthodontic technology. Digital impressions allow us to plan every step of your treatment in advance, with incredible accuracy. We believe in providing the best care possible, and digital impressions are provided to you at no additional cost.
Please give Old Metairie Orthodontics a call if you are interested in learning more about orthodontic advancements such as 3D scanning, or if you would like to talk to us about orthodontic treatments for you or your child. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you and schedule a complimentary consultation.