You may remember seeing white plaster models of patients’ teeth in an orthodontist’s office in the past…but times have changed. With OrthoCAD™, instead of plaster models, the teeth are scanned into a computer using CAD/CAM technology, and a 3D model of the dental arches is used for analysis and treatment planning.
In the OrthoCAD™ process, braces are virtually placed on the 3D computer model of the teeth. Custom trays are then manufactured to transfer the brackets to the patient’s mouth. This makes gluing the braces on faster, easier, and more accurate. More accurate bracket placement means faster and more precise treatment results.
About the Author: Dr. John Karotkin DDS
Dr. John Karotkin is an Orthodontist at Advance Orthodontics in Houston, TX. You can follow him on Google