3D and Airway Centered Treatment
Orthodontics In 3D and Airway Centered Treatment is now standard care at Quintero Orthodontics
Our office is committed to ensure utmost patient comfort and exquisite results with the least amount of treatment time possible. 3D diagnosis is now Standard of Care at Quintero Orthodontics through the use of Ultra low dose Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT). As the great philosopher once said, “to see is to know” and excellent treatment must begin with the excellent diagnostics.
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When your case qualifies for treatment, we start your comprehensive records session by taking a low dose, 4.9 second, 0.4 m3 voxel CBCT image using our in-house iCAT scanner along with a facial & intraoral photographic survey.
This allows us to obtain all of the information necessary to reconstruct and see your actual anatomic truth, not just an “approximation” of the truth as is often the case using traditional 2D records. This data is then calibrated, processed and merged into a single user-friendly file, called an Anatomodel™ . Every initial scan in our office is made into an Anatomodel™ and carefully reiovewed by either Dr. Quintero himself or sent to a qualified Oral & Maxillofacial radiologist in the United States for a comprehensive reading and written report.
This comprehensive study will then be reviewed and interpreted with you by Dr. Quintero during a separately scheduled treatment conference. Aside from your teeth and jaws, this in-depth study involves a systematic review of structures including:
Position of Mandibular Nerve or Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN)
Furthermore, our systematized 3D imaging approach is consistent throughout your orthodontic treatment in our office. All of your interactive CBCT data is displayed on our privately viewed HD monitors at all times during each of your orthodontic appointments so that treatment decisions are always accurately executed and compared in 3D!
During your treatment in our office your progress will be evaluated with a new set of interim or progress records as needed. A final or post treatment records survey will also be performed to register, analyze, and discuss final results with you at a private post treatment session with Dr. Quintero.