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Goodbye goop, hello 3D technology

Many parents who had braces as a child remember getting impressions, a.k.a. “the goopy molds.” Good news: the goop is gone and 3D scanning technology is here.

Using a computer and a special intraoral camera, we take thousands of pictures of a patient’s teeth to construct a 3D model of the mouth. We can then use these models for diagnostics and treatment planning, making orthodontic devices such as expanders and retainers, and starting braces or Invisalign.

The benefits of no more goop: no more gagging, it takes only 2-3 minutes, increased accuracy, no radiation, ease of sharing models with your dentist, lifetime storage (which means the ability to make retainers for life), and precise, digital tooth movement.

All of this means you’ll spend less time at the orthodontist. Plus, combined with in-office 3D printers, we can make retainers and do minor tooth movements for a much lower cost than we ever have before. Saving time and money has everyone smiling. Ask for a 3D scan instead of an impression at your next dental visit.


Brought to you by:

Brad Chvatal, DMD, MS

(541) 683-8490 •

1400 Valley River Drive, 240, Eugene

1130 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove


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