iTero 3D Scanner

At Rising Stars Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’re not just about dental care. We’re about creating a comfortable and caring environment for our star patients. Part of this commitment involves using the latest technology to ensure that every visit is not only effective but also as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That’s why we use the iTero 3D scanner, an innovative tool that has completely changed the way we create a model of your smile.

The iTero 3D scanner works using a wand that is moved around in the patient’s mouth. As the wand is moved, it takes thousands of pictures per second. These images are then pieced together by the software to create an incredibly accurate, 3D model of the patient’s smile, including the teeth, gum tissue, and underlying bone structure.

The best part? It’s all done without those old-school dental impressions that can be a bit yucky and uncomfortable. And it provides us with incredibly accurate results — a must-have when planning treatments like braces and Invisalign.

In our practice, we use the iTero 3D scanner in a variety of ways. For orthodontic patients, it helps us to visualize the end result before even starting the treatment. It also enables us to monitor the progress throughout the treatment and make any necessary adjustments. By embracing this cutting-edge technology, we can make sure we’re giving the most accurate diagnoses, the most precise treatments, and ultimately, helping our little stars shine their brightest smiles.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays work similarly to traditional X-rays, but instead of using film, they use an electronic sensor. This sensor captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping us to see the teeth and surrounding structures in incredible detail.

The coolest part about Digital X-rays? They emit up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays. Plus, there’s no waiting around for the film to develop, which means quicker appointments and more time for your child to enjoy the rest of their day.

In our practice, we use digital X-rays for a variety of purposes. They help us spot dental issues that might not be visible to the naked eye, like cavities between teeth or problems below the gum line. They’re also super handy for orthodontic planning, as they give us a complete view of the upper and lower jaws and the teeth’s positions.

By incorporating this advanced technology into our practice, we can ensure accurate diagnoses, effective treatment planning, and the utmost safety for our patients.

Laser Dentistry

At Rising Stars, we’re committed to providing state-of-the-art dental care to our young patients. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety for some children, which is why we continually strive to incorporate technology that enhances comfort and reduces stress. One such innovative approach we use is laser dentistry.

Laser dentistry is a modern technique that uses concentrated beams of light energy to perform various dental procedures. This might sound complex, but the principle is quite simple: the laser produces a very specific type of light that can interact with tissue, enabling us to precisely and effectively carry out treatments.

The use of lasers in dentistry comes with many benefits. Firstly, procedures performed using dental lasers are usually less painful, reducing the need for anesthesia. This is particularly great for our younger patients who may fear needles. Additionally, laser dentistry often results in less bleeding and swelling post-procedure, meaning quicker recovery times and less downtime for active kids.

In our practice, we use laser dentistry for a wide range of treatments. For instance, we use them for cavity preparation, reducing the need for the traditional dental drill. Lasers can also be used in periodontal treatment to remove inflamed gum tissues and promote the growth of healthy gum tissue. Additionally, they can aid in treatments like frenectomies, which involve the removal of the small piece of tissue connecting the tongue or lip to the mouth.

By leveraging this advanced technology, we ensure precise treatments, improved patient comfort, and faster healing times, all contributing to a positive dental experience for our little stars!