shirley dental technologyWe provide orthodontic care for kids and adults, and a full range of pediatric treatments to safeguard little smiles, from babies and toddlers to teens. As part of this, we often rely on advanced technology to provide a diagnosis and implement treatment with precision and accuracy. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about advanced dental technology.

Digital X-Rays

A digital x-ray enables our team to obtain a panoramic image of the entire mouth, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. In addition, they use about 90% less radiation than traditional systems. Instead of developing the images in harsh chemicals, they’re available instantly chairside. We can walk you and your child through the diagnostic process and answer any questions or concerns. This is good for the environment and also saves time in the chair. We can use to see what’s invisible to the naked eye, analyzing a tooth’s root and jawbone structure to make sure teeth are erupting and falling out as they should, or to identify wisdom teeth in need of removal for older teens. This also aids in the planning of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages.

Intraoral Images

Intraoral images are taken so our team can carefully analyze the surfaces of the teeth and gums. This enables our team to make a better diagnosis for issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and gum disease much quicker, and to do so at early stages, often before you or your little one experience painful symptoms. We can also plan treatment with fillings or crowns, helping improve smiles.


With iTero®, we can create restorations and orthodontics without the use of physical impressions. No more biting down on a metal mold filled with a sticky material and holding it for several minutes, only to have to do it again and again. Instead, we use a miniscule digital camera at the end of thin wand to capture images from multiple angles. We then combine them for a computer impression. We can use these to design ceramic brackets and orthodontic aligners, such as Invisalign®. We can also craft custom-made crowns, retainers, and even space maintainers.

If you have any questions about how we use these technologies to provide better treatment for your entire family, then contact our team today. We would love to see you and your kids for an orthodontic consultation.

Schedule a Checkup with Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist!

We would like to help you enjoy optimal oral health, and keep your child’s smiles strong. To learn more about our advanced technologies and imaging systems, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.