New York Orthodontic Practice Makes a Big Impression by Eliminating Physical Impressions
Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, a leading New York City orthodontist and one of the world s top 10 Invisalign providers, recently integrated the iOC Scanner into her state-of-the-art, full-service orthodontic and dental practice. This groundbreaking system employs laser technology to capture images of the teeth and soft tissue structures of the mouth, creating digitally perfect orthodontic impressions for a significantly improved patient experience, more accurate impressions, and enhanced treatment efficiency.
“I am thrilled to add this exciting new technology to my practice because it was the missing piece of the puzzle for all orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen patients. My dental team and I consistently hear from patients how they dread the process of taking impressions and it is much more than simple discomfort. Holding the impression material in their mouths comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in their mouth is incredibly unpleasant and uncomfortable. It frequently encourages their gag reflex and it is not uncommon for patients to spit up or even vomit “, explains Dr. Jacquie. Now, the iOC Scanner dramatically streamlines the entire process of wearing braces or using Invisalign. Taking impressions is the most invasive part of the initial orthodontic records and their use is imperative at multiple points throughout treatment. In fact, all of the clear Invisalign trays are fabricated from the model made from the initial impression. There are a number of reasons why we would have to retake a traditional impression, whether the patient has wiggled slightly or otherwise moved, but with the iOC Scanner we no longer have to worry about taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. It is perfect every time.
The iOC Scanner is the product of Cadent, now a part of Align Technology. It scans the mouth with a radiation-free laser and in six to eight minutes renders a digitally perfect, 3-D impression of the teeth and soft tissue structures. The iOC Scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment including traditional metal braces and clear aligner-based orthodontic systems and it is the only product that can be used with Invisalign. Impressions taken with the iOC Scanner are perfect every time and last a lifetime so that patients who lose their retainers can seamlessly replace them no matter where they are or how long they were without the retainer.
Dr. Jacquie is a New York City-based orthodontist with three thriving practices and is renowned among patients and colleagues for her long-standing dedication to education and for adopting the latest technology to ensure her patients orthodontic experience is as successful and happy as possible. She was the youngest and the first female director of Boston University Dental School s Orthodontic Department for second, third and fourth year dental students, is distinguished as a Premier Provider Elite by Invisalign and is the highest ranking Invisalign orthodontist in the northeast. Dr. Jacquie also recently launched the first application for Invisalign, Align on Time, which is currently available on iTunes.
For more information about the iOC Scanner or to speak with Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, please contact Christina Halper of Victory Public Relations at [email protected] or 732-496-1118.