At Ashcraft Orthodontics, we employ the use of advanced dental technology to ensure comfortable, comprehensive care is provided to each of our patients. Digital impressions will be taken of your upper and lower arches during your first visit, prior to beginning your orthodontic treatment. These impressions provide our staff with detailed information about your teeth and bite, allowing Dr. Michael Ashcraft to create a unique and highly tailored orthodontic treatment plan. We use the iTero 3D intraoral scanner to complete the digital imaging process quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. The advanced technology is comprised of a lightweight wand that we simply place over your teeth and jaw. This eliminates the need for traditional putty impressions that can be both messy and uncomfortable. To learn more about iTero 3D digital impressions, schedule a visit to one of our orthodontic practices in Little Rock or Jacksonville, AR today.
"My son, who has oral sensory issues and is oral defensive, completed his step one of braces today. We talked all about steps this morning. He did so great!!! The staff put him at ease by carefully explaining everything and being very gentle. They did such an amazing job!! They were very patient, compassionate and caring. They explained every step and showed him everything they were going to do before they did it. That helped calm his anxiety tremendously. They are going to do... small steps to get him used to the process and not overwhelm him. We'll go back in 6 weeks to do another step. They were so careful with what materials they put in his mouth, the textures bother him orally, I just can't say enough about Dr. Ashcraft and his team!!! They were able to take something he normally would fear and turn it into something he enjoyed! They even came in early to be able to get more kids in and started before school starts!! He is SO excited about his braces, and looking forward to his next appointment!!"- M.M. / Facebook / Aug 05, 2019
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"My son was in a basketball game and his lip was stuck in his braces from getting an elbow to his mouth ,,, I was freaking out so I called the number and right away spoke with Amy and she told me everything to do and met us at the Little Rock office and got it fixed she was awesome I have used ashcraft for my older daughter also and they have always been more than amazing for us I thank them with all my heart"- S.F. / Google / Apr 10, 2019
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Digital impressions are considered more comfortable than traditional impressions and provide Dr. Ashcraft with greater detail and information about your teeth and jaw. This approach is more comfortable for all patients but is especially appreciated by patients with a more sensitive gag reflex, including children and adults with small mouths and/or narrow arches. We use digital impressions before a wide range of treatments, such as the creation of expanders, space maintainers, retainers, and clear aligner trays. Ashcraft Orthodontics also uses digital impressions to plan your future orthodontic treatment with traditional braces.
What to Expect
Our use of digital technology by iTero means taking your impressions will be fast, comfortable, and accurate. The technology does not require the use of putty-like materials so our impressions are cleaner, faster, and more effective. The process of taking the impressions is quite simple and involves placing our intraoral scanning wand over your teeth while a painless and safe laser transmits detailed information to a nearby computer screen. A 3D replication of your teeth and gums is created and available to be reviewed within about 2 – 3 minutes.
After our team completes the creation of your 3D models, Dr. Ashcraft will begin reviewing the information with advanced CAD/CAM software, which allows him to plan your final treatment results with great precision. After reviewing your images and planning your treatments, Dr. Ashcraft and a member of our team will begin to explain your treatment options, as well as the process involved with each treatment.
The cost of digital impressions is usually included in the cost of the recommended treatment plan. Ashcraft Orthodontics accepts most major insurance plans and offers special financing options to help your family afford the orthodontic care needed to protect and improve your smiles. If there are any out-of-pocket expenses for your treatment, we are happy to help you find a flexible solution to cover the cost of your care.
With the use of iTero digital impressions at Ashcraft Orthodontics, our team can provide your family with precise and accurate clinical outcomes so that you can enjoy brilliant and healthy smiles for years to come. Our team looks forward to providing you with innovative solutions and long-term results. Contact one of our Arkansas facilities today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ashcraft.