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Technology Used by Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls

Technology is vital to the services we offer our Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls’ patients. Our team is committed to staying up-to-date on orthodontic technological advancements. Doing so allows us to serve your needs, potentially reduce treatment times, and treat complex orthodontic cases.

Why Is Dental Technology So Important?

We use the latest dental and orthodontic technology to help us plan and provide patient treatment. Advanced technology helps us tailor treatment to fit your unique needs. It also helps us ensure the treatment we choose will prove effective and be worth your investment of time and money.

Your North Long Beach orthodontist spends a lot of time studying the latest technology and evaluating its value. He won’t simply invest in technology because it seems fun. The technology must benefit our patients. When reviewing technology, your orthodontist wants to make sure it makes your treatment more comfortable, efficient, and effective and helps you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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What Technology Is Used at
Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls?

Here are a few critical technological tools your Bixby Knolls orthodontist uses daily.


Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a computed tomography system that rotates around a patient. While doing this, data is captured using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. The result is a 3D image that shows us the patient’s:

  • Teeth
  • Mouth
  • Jaw
  • Neck
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Throat

The data in these images allow dentists and orthodontists to see abnormalities and determine how best to treat them. 3D CBCT is a quick, non-invasive way to evaluate a patient’s oral and maxillofacial health. The tool helps dental professionals make accurate diagnoses to provide patients with a treatment plan to correct their occlusion issues.

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
iTero Scanners

iTero Scanners

iTero scanners are intraoral scanners that provide excellent visualization capabilities for your Bixby Knolls orthodontist. The iTero scanner is designed to work with the Invisalign system. It helps your orthodontist accurately assess your needs and create an optimal treatment plan.

Plus, it allows communication between your treatment providers, so your general dentist and orthodontist will always be on the same page.

The iTero system can compare intraoral records over time, too. It can record, compare, and evaluate visual changes in the movements of the teeth, gingiva, and even enamel wear. Past scans can be compared with new ones so you and your dentist or orthodontist can see the changes and decide how to proceed with treatment.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic x-rays allow your Bixby Knolls orthodontist to see:

  • Teeth
  • Roots
  • Jawbone
  • Sinuses
  • Jaw joints

These diagnostic images also allow them to evaluate for missing or supernumerary teeth. Using these x-rays, your orthodontist can evaluate the health of your facial bones and determine which orthodontic process would be best suited for your needs.

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How Much Does Dental Technology Cost Patients?

In many cases, the technology we use is figured into the cost of your orthodontic treatment. However, in other cases, there may be a fee. For example, if someone comes to us for a second opinion or is not yet invested in the idea of orthodontic care but wants to know their options. In such cases, we can’t perform a thorough examination and consultation without the data the technology provides us. Once we have that data, we can provide patients with the information they need to make an educated decision.

Will Insurance Pay for the Use of Diagnostic Technology?

Whether an insurance company pays for diagnostic testing depends on the type of insurance you have. Even plans under the same company can vary, so it’s important to talk to your insurance company to see what they’ll cover.

Our North Long Beach orthodontic team is happy to help you with this! They’ll determine how much your insurance will cover and work out payment options with you if there’s a patient co-pay due.

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Technology Is a Vital Component of High-Quality Care in Bixby Knolls

In orthodontics, technology is essential for providing optimal care to our patients. The latest orthodontic technology allows us to serve the needs of our patients, no matter the complexity or severity of their case. It allows us to reduce treatment times and ensure patient comfort. For our Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls team, the latest technology is an investment with a high return that keeps our patients safe, comfortable, and happy.

We Stay Up-To-Date To Provide Exceptional Care

Call Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls at (562) 414-5203 or complete our online contact form to request more information about orthodontic care in Bixby Knolls or schedule an appointment.

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