At Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that giving you a beautiful smile requires the most advanced equipment. That’s why we use state-of-the-art dental technology. Our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Patrick Cuozzo, is one of the few orthodontists in the area to utilize the innovative Cone Beam X-Ray technology, in addition to his commitment to a paperless practice and an overall more convenient experience for our patients. At Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists, we use the following tools:
Dental X-Ray with VATECH PaX-i3D Green CBCT Technology
Our practice is one of the only practices in New Jersey to offer the innovative VATECH PaX-i3D Green CBCT technology. This advanced 3D dental x-ray system incorporates Cone Beam technology with digital panorama features to produce precise, high-clarity images. One of the greatest advantages of this device is its ability to provide an extraordinarily accurate diagnosis, which can help Dr. Cuozzo give you the most effective treatment. The system can take a 3D scan of a specific tooth, or the entire jaw if needed, to give the most intricate view of your mouth and gums while minimizing your radiation exposure. In fact, the VATECH system is known for its utilization of ultra-low doses of radiation. Often used for dental implant planning, the device offers exceptional accuracy and precision in a range of applications.
The PaX-i3D Green CBCT can capture the entire treatment area through one image. Through these images, you and Dr. Cuozzo can clearly see every detail of your mouth, including the nerve endings of your teeth, as well as your gums and jawbone density. When you examine these images with Dr. Cuozzo, he can provide you with a comprehensive overview of what’s going on with your teeth as well as a customized treatment plan.
In addition to its advanced diagnostic capabilities, the PaX-i3D Green CBCT is designed to be as eco-friendly as possible. This revolutionary digital x-ray technique can be useful in creating treatment plans for a range of orthodontic procedures, including adult orthodontics and child orthodontics.
iTero™ Digital Impressions
Dr. Cuozzo can utilize iTero™ digital technology to provide you with a more comfortable and convenient tooth impression experience prior to fabricating your customized Invisalign® aligners. Traditional tooth impressions typically require a putty-like substance to be held in the mouth for an extended period of time, often triggering a gag-reflex for many patients. With iTero™, Dr. Cuozzo will scan an air and light-driven device over each tooth in order to produce a precise digital impression without the use of any messy molds. This innovative technique is often considered to be more relaxing than traditional impression methods and can help to reduce or even eliminate the impulse to gag.
In addition to making the impression process more comfortable, the precision of iTero™ technology greatly diminishes the need for any retakes. In fact, very rarely is another tooth scan necessary after the original scan is made. Furthermore, you will often be able to see the final results of your Invisalign® treatment on a chairside monitor within minutes of taking your impression.
Dr. Cuozzo is one of the only orthodontists in our area to utilize iTero™ digital imaging. By employing this innovative technology, he can more accurately take impressions of your teeth in a comfortable and patient-friendly manner.
Our practice uses digital models to conveniently store files, track dental records, and develop effective treatment plans. We also use digital models because they are:
- Better for the Environment – Digital models don’t use or create wasteful materials like other modeling methods, so it’s ultimately better for the environment.
- The Best Technology – We create your dental impressions with scanners so you can receive quality results every time.
- Accurate and Efficient – Our digital scanners allow us to get a more precise measurement and more accurate analysis of your dental condition.
- Powerful Visualization Aids – Digital models produce 3D images that provide a very clear view of what’s going on with your teeth. This often makes it easier for you to understand any dental problems you may have and better comprehend the treatment plan, ultimately enhancing communication between you and Dr. Cuozzo.
Email and Text Appointment Reminders
Our practice is 100% paperless. We can track your records and appointments using our digital software. We can also email and text your appointment reminders if you desire. A paper-free practice is not only good for the environment, but it makes our practice more efficient, as well as more convenient for our patients.
Online Patient Portal
Our online patient portal, Ortho Sesame, allows you to pay bills online, view appointment history, and access patient forms and dental records, including x-rays at any time. You can also set up reminders for appointments and print out any x-rays at home. Click here to visit the Cuozzo Orthodontics Patient Portal.
If you have any questions about our dental technology and other procedures we offer, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today.