At Dietrich Orthodontics, when using the Insignia Advanced Smile Design system, we use a cutting-edge piece of technology to accurately capture the precise shape of your teeth and jaw. The Lythos Digital Impression System is a handheld intraoral three-dimensional (3D) imager intended for the use inside the human oral cavity to digitally capture the 3D topography of teeth, gingival, and/or palate in clinical settings. It is intended to replace traditional impression materials, which are the current standard for orthodontic recording. And we have this technology literally at our finger tips!
- A single high resolution scan allows for a dual-arch capture in an average of 7 minutes to capture data with speed and ease
- The smaller wand tip and ability to capture data in a wet environment (no messy powders or coating), resulting in less patient discomfort and chair time.
- Digital impressions for every patient can be stored for up to 10 years.
Digital X Ray Machine
No more black films! When your X Rays are taken in our office, they are immediately saved in your electronic health record. The doctors can quickly and easily see your films while they’re making small orthodontic adjustments after braces are placed, but also, quickly and effectively provide a diagnosis at your initial consultation, without waiting for film to be developed.
Digital Record Keeping
We are paperless! While many medical and dental offices are making the switch, or have recently made the switch to electronic medical records, Dietrich Orthodontics made that change in 2004. When you call our office, see us for a quick visit, or even get new photos taken at our office, we have your information ready at our fingertips, immediately. But don’t worry, it’s all securely stored with the safest technology available.
When you see one of our doctors for your initial consultation, he will present you or your child’s case to you on a large, flat screen TV. You will see, up close, facial images and X-Rays, and maybe see an example similar case to yours. The doctor will use all these tools to clearly and effectively share with you his diagnosis and treatment options for your case. Additionally, you may use an iPad to see before and after images, read about the Damon System, or watch a short video on orthodontics during your initial consultation. The iPad lays this information at your fingertips for you to browse on your own. Want to look at home? Ask the treatment coordinator for the website information.
Would you like to be reminded of your appointments via a text message? An Email? Or Phone call? Or how about all three? Our software makes it easy. You can choose, one method, two methods, or all three. And if one method isn’t working for you, we can easily switch to another reminder type.
Patient Comfort & Convenience
At Dietrich Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable in our office! Whether you are bringing your children to their appointments or visiting for your appointment, we have many conveniences available to you!
For the waiting family, Keurig coffee, snacks, and Wi-Fi are always available in the waiting room. We also have tablets stocked with games for waiting children or their siblings, as well as a homework table for those kids multi-tasking during or after school.
Seeing the doctor and haven’t brushed since your last meal? Our brushing area is ready for you, with pre-pasted toothbrushes and another small waiting area. You might even find a tablet with a game here!
We have in office contests every two months, with prizes like barbeque baskets, gift cards and other prizes. We have a Refer-A-Friend contest, with larger prizes such as Indians game tickets! In the summer, yes parents, we have a reading contest! Keep them reading all summer long because they have the chance to win a Kindle E-Reader!