The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made aligners for a patient to straighten their teeth. The system uses patented aligner material with proprietary virtual modeling software and a rapid manufacturing process that handles mass customization to provide the patient with the required aligner trays. The clear plastic aligner trays is then used by the patient to gradually move the teeth into proper alignment. This is achieved by wearing the trays for at least 20 hours a day over a period decided by the doctor. To allow the patients to maintain their oral health and wellness, flossing and brushing as they normally would, the aligner trays are easily removable without having to worry about brackets and wires in the case or other orthodontic treatments.
The Simulator application powered by iTero scanners help patients visualize their teeth and smile at the end of Invisalign treatment. In addition, there is an additional tool available in the There is an additional tool available that provides at-a-glance ability to see if Invisalign treatment is tracking to plan while showing the patients’ progress of the Invisalign treatment.
Intraoral scanners are small handheld scanners that go directly into the patient’s mouth to examine the inside as well as to scan the teeth directly. The scanner skips the usage of the impression stage as they process and extrapolates coloured images on the screen immediately saving time and improving the patients experience. It also allows to compare records over time and help in visualizing movements, gingival changes and tooth wear. iTero Element scans are engineered to work with the Invisalign® System, the exclusive Invisalign® Outcome Simulator and Progress Assessment tool.
Systems to monitor, record and control sterilization of Instruments
The coronavirus pandemic led people to understand the importance of hygiene, infection prevention and control.
Proper sterilization practices in dentistry protect both patients and dental professionals. They prevent bacteria from growing on instruments and surfaces throughout the dental practice. They also ensure that germs cannot be transmitted from one person to another.
At Northbridge Dental we follow the Infection Prevention And Control guidelines and have invested in digital systems and solution that monitors, records, controls and provides reports of the sterilization of instruments. The information on the instruments used in the batch for a particular patient is digitally integrated into the patients file for immediate reference at any time.
Laser treatment is used against periodontal disease, gingivitis and oral lesions through laser bacterial reduction and laser-assisted periodontal therapy (curettage). They are gentle and comfortable and have little to no tissue recession. You have an improved post-operative healing.
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – said to accelerate the bleaching process. Sensitivity during treatment may occur in some people. The Zoom light produces minimal heat, which is usually the source of discomfort. Rarely, minor tingling is experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipates. , Zoom is not recommended for children under 13 years of age, or for pregnant or lactating women. Also, it is important to remember that whitening treatment may not be as effective for some people as it is for others.
Panoramic X Ray is used to create a single image of the entire mouth that includes the teeth, the nasal area, sinuses, upper and lower jaws and their temporomandibular joints (TMJ). It is primarily used when the dentist suspects and wants to see problems such as bone abnormalities and fractures, cysts, impacted teeth, infections and tumors. It gives the dentist a comprehensive view of your entire mouth.
Digital X rays uses as much as 85 per cent less radiation as compared to traditional film X rays. By using digital X rays we not only reduce your exposure to radiation but it increases the diagnostic proficiency. By not using the traditional X rays, we additionally helped by removing the usage of harmful chemicals and other waste materials into the environment. We pride ourselves in being green and environmentally responsible.
An intraoral camera is a very small device placed at the end of a wand. They can easily go inside the mouth and capture digital images inside it. They are powerful tools to effectively find out teeth problems hidden even in the most troublesome areas of the mouth. When moved around inside the mouth, it allows the practitioner to see detailed, enlarged images of teeth surfaces, gum conditions, and other minute detail about tissues, cavities, etc. that cannot be seen by the naked eye. An intraoral camera does not cause any pain or discomfort to the patient and has no side effects. teeth problems in real-time, while the patient is comfortably seated in the dental chair. The Images captured on the camera are blown up and displayed on an LED monitor for closer inspection.
Small x-ray imaging sensors designed to fit comfortably into a patient’s mouth to provide images shown to be every bit as diagnostic as film radiographs. With better resolution, dramatically reduced radiation to the patient, and software it gives the dentist the ability to zoom into parts of the image and to apply filters for enhanced diagnostics. It is digitally archived with no loss of image quality and enables the dental office to send a perfect digital copy to insurance companies.