Instead of impressions for initial models and some appliances we are now able to use an intra-oral scanner. The carestream scanner takes a video digital imprint of the teeth and gums from which digital models and appliances such as expanders and retainers can be made.
The Guardian System
Our trained staff utilizes their Carestream Intra-Oral scanner to make two clear retainers to always give you a back-up should something happen to one of your retainers.
In addition, they will print a resin model of your teeth in their current positions in case you lose your retainers, and if your teeth slightly move a new retainer can be made from this model that will help your teeth return to their proper positions. This has been an enormous benefit to maintaining orthodontic correction.