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Cutting-Edge Technology for High-Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Dayton and Springboro, Ohio

Dr. Darin Lunt believes orthodontic treatment should be as easy as it is effective. As a premier orthodontic practice serving patients of all ages throughout Dayton and Springboro, we are proud to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy new smiles, and we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to suit the diverse needs of our patients. We strive to make treatment as convenient as possible, and we're proud to use a variety of cutting-edge technologies, so your treatment is always as safe, effective, and convenient as possible.

iTero

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 sticky putty 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.

After your specific treatment plan has been chosen, the digital impressions allow us to create customized bracket trays that we use to place your brackets onto your teeth, all at one time, with increased efficiency and overall effectiveness.

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.
  • Customization: They provide a digital plan and allow for trays that are tailored to meet the individual needs and desires of each patient.
  • 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.

Heat Activated Archwires

The heat activated archwire is an innovative technology developed by NASA that uses the heat in your mouth to exert gentle and constant force against your braces. At room temperature, the soft, pliable wire is placed along the misaligned teeth. Once warmed by body temperature, the archwire slowly springs back to its original form, gently straightening your teeth. These high-tech wires enable teeth to move quicker with less discomfort and fewer trips to the orthodontist.

Digital Radiography

In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic services, we use digital radiographs, or X-rays, in our office. These radiographs provide us with invaluable information about your oral and dental health.

While radiographic equipment does produce radiation (and depends on that radiation to function properly), modern advances in technology are continually reducing the amount of radiation that is produced. In fact, studies have shown that the amount of radiation produced by these machines is not significantly higher than other “normal” sources of radiation that we are exposed to on perhaps a daily basis, such as televisions and airplanes.

X-rays work on a simple principle: the X-rays are stimulated and sent through the mouth. When these rays pass through, they are absorbed more by the bones in your mouth than the gums and other soft tissues, creating a picture of how the teeth inside your mouth are positioned, as well as any potential areas of weakness or decay in your teeth.

While this radiation is very low, it is still recommended that pregnant women avoid any unnecessary X-rays. However, pregnant women are also more vulnerable to gum disease, so x-rays may be recommended, in which case, proper precautions should be taken, such as using a lead apron and thyroid collar.

Contact Your Dayton and Springboro, Ohio Orthodontist

Technology is just one of the ways we strive to make treatment convenient! Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions on technology, your orthodontic treatment options, or if you'd like to come in for an appointment.

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Lunt Orthodontics

  • Springboro Office - 72 Remick Blvd., Springboro, OH 45066 Phone: 937-886-2700
  • Dayton Office - 8769 N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45415 Phone: 937-890-9600

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