Ashford Orthodontics at the forefront of digital innovation
Cutting edge technology which creates a ‘virtual’ record of patients’ teeth is hitting the North East, thanks to investment by Sunderland-based orthodontic laboratory, Ashford Orthodontics who has teamed up with Wearside Orthodontic Centre to provide the latest in orthodontic technology for their patients – 3D digital study models. They will be creating the ‘virtual’ models for Wearside Orthodontic Centre’s patients, which will replace the traditional plaster models made from impressions of patients’ teeth.
The traditional plaster models of patients’ teeth can often take up significant amounts of space in practices while digital 3D study models mean that impressions can be scanned in 3D scanners and saved as digital files, thus saving hugely in physical storage space.
Sean Thompson, managing director at Ashford Orthodontics, said: “It is great to be partnered with another Sunderland-based business to provide the latest in orthodontic technology. Digital 3D technology means that the geographical boundaries that we have traditionally worked within are now removed and we can work with clinicians anywhere in the world – whether that is Sunderland or Australia, and that bodes well for the future.”