Digital Scanning Services Birmingham

Tired of the discomfort and messiness of traditional dental impressions? Discover a pain-free, ultra-precise solution with our innovative digital scanning services in Birmingham. Dive in to find out how our cutting-edge technology is revolutionising orthodontic experiences!

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State-of-the-art digital scanning services in Birmingham

Forming an accurate model of the contours of your teeth and gums is vital to planning effective orthodontic treatment. Traditionally, this requires having impressions made, a process that can be messy and uncomfortable for some.

Although we still use impressions for some processes (such as the construction of retainers), many patients will be thrilled to know that modern technology has allowed us to reduce the use of this technique. We’ve replaced it with 3D digital scanning, a cutting-edge technique extensively used in Birmingham and across the Midlands.

As well as doing away with the messiness of impressions, digital scanning has other advantages. It’s quick — the process only takes a couple of minutes — and you can see the results on screen immediately. This visual representation makes it easier to understand what your specialist orthodontist in Birmingham is discussing with you.

Once the image has been formed, we can get it to outside laboratories very quickly — it takes just 30 minutes from sending the information to the lab receiving it. This streamlined process significantly shortens the timescale for lab-based treatments. If we are working in collaboration with your dentist, the digital scan of your teeth will provide them with the essential information they need to plan any implants or restorative work as part of your treatment.

In addition to digital scanning, we are currently working towards implementing in-house 3D printing as an integral part of our treatments. We’re making strides to become the leading digital scanning and 3D printing service in Birmingham.

An example of how we can use digital scanning and 3D printing in tandem to make treatment more efficient is in the construction of jigs — models of your teeth that we can use to get bracket placement and the shape of your appliance right before we transfer them to your teeth.

Once we’ve completed the scan, we can use the virtual image to print an exact replica model of your teeth. We can use the jig to get perfect placement of the brackets and transfer brackets in multiples rather than individually, making treatment quicker and more accurate. We currently do this by outsourcing 3D printing to leading laboratories.

For those considering Digital Scanning in Birmingham, here are some key advantages

  • Reduces the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions
  • You can clearly see the structure of your teeth onscreen from any perspective
  • Expedites treatment and makes dialogue with outside labs and dentists more efficient
  • Your specialist orthodontist can demonstrate virtually how your treatment will work.

What to expect from our Birmingham digital scanning service

Expect a much cleaner and more comfortable experience than you may have had in the past with impressions. Quicker and more accurate treatment, thanks to our top-tier digital scanning capabilities in Birmingham.

Dr Robert Slater

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Why choose One Devonshire Place for Digital Scanning in Birmingham? Here's what sets us apart

  • Our specialists have completed over 10,000 cases, ensuring extensive experience.
  • Benefit from our full range of systems, providing you with more choices.
  • Enjoy the advantages of private treatment with no waiting lists.
  • Pay as you go, making it convenient and accessible for all.
  • Take advantage of our free onsite parking for added convenience.
  • Trusted by 200 referral dental practices across the Midlands, ensuring our reputation for excellence.

Discover the Benefits of Digital Scanning in Birmingham

Embrace the future of orthodontics with our advanced digital scanning services in Birmingham. The Midlands Orthodontic Specialists are pioneers in the utilization of this innovative technology, continually enhancing patient experiences and outcomes across the Midlands.

Our digital scanning technology enables a more accurate, efficient, and comfortable treatment process. This state-of-the-art technique eliminates the need for traditional, messy dental impressions, providing a more pleasant experience for patients.

Here are some key benefits you stand to gain from our Birmingham digital scanning services:

  1. Comfort: The digital scanning process is non-invasive and entirely pain-free, offering a more comfortable alternative to traditional impression techniques.
  2. Efficiency: Digital scans are completed within minutes and transmitted immediately to our laboratories. This reduces treatment times, allowing you to enjoy the results faster.
  3. Accuracy: Digital scanning captures every detail of your teeth and gums, enabling our orthodontic specialists to plan your treatment with greater precision.
  4. Visualization: You can view your digital scan results instantly on screen, enabling a clear understanding of your treatment plan and anticipated results.
  5. Collaboration: Digital scans provide detailed information, fostering effective collaboration between our orthodontic specialists and your dentist. This ensures a more comprehensive and successful treatment outcome.

Choose The Midlands Orthodontic Specialists for your digital scanning needs in Birmingham.

Experience the difference between our advanced technology, expertise, and dedication to your oral health.

Take the first step towards a more comfortable, efficient, and successful orthodontic experience today.

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Digital Scanning FAQs

At the moment we do need to take impressions of your teeth at the end of treatment to make your retainers, but we are hoping to change this in the near future.

Impressions are taken with a material that sets and can be pulled out of the mouth to be sent for casting in a stone. They are used as a record of your teeth and can also be used to make braces. Scanning is more like a 3D camera which builds up a computer image in three dimensions of your teeth and gums. The file can be used to make braces as well and also jigs to help fit your braces. We are hoping to be able to print retainers in the near future, which will also reduce the number of impressions that we take.

We may stretch your mouth a little but impressions and scans should not normally hurt at all.

Impressions can feel strange and are more uncomfortable than having scans. Impressions can make you feel that you want to wretch and you may find it difficult breathing. There are techniques that we use to help with this. Scans are much easier but can stretch your mouth a little and the tip of the scanner can sometimes feel warm.

Meet our specialists

Dr Robert Slater

Dr Robert Slater - GDC No.65931

Specialist Orthodontist
  • BDS FDSRCS MOrthRCS MSc, Specialist in Orthodontics
  • Pioneering founder and former chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society
  • Vast experience as an examiner, trainer, publisher, and international lecturer
  • Started his career as a dental technician, gaining expertise in creating orthodontic appliances
  • Clinical Interests include lingual orthodontics, novel approaches to treating the individual and teaching orthodontics to postgraduates.
Dr Devesh Shelat

Dr Devesh Shelat - GDC No.209758

Specialist Orthodontist
  • BDS, MFDS RCS, MOrth RCS, MSc, RACDS, Specialist in Orthodontics
  • Holds a Master of Science in Orthodontics with Distinction from Newcastle University
  • Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Worked at Birmingham Dental Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Clinical interests include aesthetic adult orthodontics with the use of clear aligners, ceramic braces, and lingual appliances.

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