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Full-Service Digital Orthodontics Lab
OrthoDenco is a dental laboratory committed to helping you grow your practice and enhance your patients’ experience. Equipped with 40 years of experience and cutting-edge technologies like high resolution 3D Printers, powerful software for virtual tooth movement and the creation of clear aligner systems, our lab produces highly-customized, and precisely handcrafted appliances delivered to your practice when you need them.
What We Do
All of our appliances can be made from digital .stl files and can be customized to spec. Also, OrthoDenco has a comprehensive stock of molar bands and archwire tubes for custom band fitting. Below you will find a list of some of the appliances made by OrthoDenco, for a comprehensive list or advise on custom appliance design, please call our Customer Service Desk.
- Palatal Expanders: Skeletal, banded, bonded, and removable
- Pediatric Appliances: Pedo-Partial, Habit, and Space Maintainers
- Clear Aligner Systems: From the “social six” to comprehensive
- Herbst, Advance Sync, and Other Class II Correction Appliances
- Splint and Night Guard for TMJ treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea treatment
Our Process In Two Steps:
- Our partnership with Itero, 3Shape, and 3M will allow you to send your scans and prescriptions directly from your scanner. Once you link your scanner with the lab, the process is fully automated and will yield significant time savings for your team. If you already have a .stl file to be submitted, please use this HIPAA compliant upload link. Also, if you want to fully integrate your scanner, office management software, and appliance workflow, please ask us about EasyRx. Alternatively, if you are sending stone models or impressions, you can download and fill out our Standard Prescription Form or Herbst Prescription Form and use one of our return labels to ship from anywhere in the U.S.
- If you are sending a case for the first time, one of our experienced team members will call you to create your virtual profile and go over all your preferences. By combining your preferences and case goals, our experienced team will design, fabricate, and ensure on-time delivery of your custom dental appliance
As a digital lab with state-of-the-art technologies, you can expect an efficient, precise, and accurate output so you can focus on providing exceptional patient care.
Personal Customer Service
Everyone is a local at our lab and we do business in a first name basis. In addition to having an awesome team of customer service professionals, OrthoDenco has the latest in support technology to enhance your experience. Solving complicated situations like emergencies and time or information sensitive cases is a very smooth no-nonsense process.
As your dental practice grows, you need a lab partner that can scale up production in a snap and provide the right depth and breadth of appliance options and material choices. OrthoDenco takes a proactive approach to business scalability and heavily invests in talrnt, equipment, and research to anticipate the needs of the modern dental practice. Also, OrthoDenco’s workforce provides extreme manufacturing flexibility and can increase its output on demand when needed.
Top of the Line Appliances
We‘ll help you give your patients a consistently superior customer experience by providing high quality, reliable dental appliances that fit right the first time.
OrthoDenco hires specialized orthodontic lab technicians, sufficiently experienced and qualified to fabricate the quality custom appliances that your patients and practice need, when you need it. Also, OrthoDenco does hire young talent from within the community, by mentoring the up-and-coming generation of dental technicians, OrthoDenco is ensuring the continuity and longevity of the lab’s quality, service, and core values for decades to come.
Optimized Delivery Process
Our prescription submission process enables OrthoDenco to turn around a custom appliance faster than competing labs, which means a faster follow up and less treatment time for patients which increases practice profitability. OrthoDenco’s turn-around-time is one to two weeks faster than many national labs.
The difference between us and everyone else: our proprietary quality control processes ensures your preferences and special instructions are followed and executed without error so your appliances arrive as expected and as scheduled.
Combining Local Value and National Strength
Local dental practices thrive because they take the time to get to know their patients and develop trusting relationships. As your practice grows, you need a lab partner that can grow with you and support your changing needs and increasing work volumes.
We align our values with your approach to patient care and service. We address your practice’s most pressing challenges through high-quality appliances at reasonable prices, administrative and customer support, and diverse product options. Our “whatever it takes” attitude goes a long way to ensure patient satisfaction even in the most difficult of circumstances.
We’ve created more reliable and convenient ways for practices to send us their prescriptions. Your clinic can easily send us digital files from scanners and access our state-of-the-art cloud-based prescription system. These technologies, which are HIPAA-compliant and designed with orthodontists in mind, give your practice the opportunity to improve patient care and treatment results. They also provide a faster turnaround time since there’s no need to create models or impressions by hand and ship them out to the lab.
Intra-oral scanners are a viable alternative for practices that wish to provide their patients with the highest level of care. Some of the benefits of using intra-oral are:
especially in cases of gag reflex and special needs patients
patients notice and appreciate the ‘tech feel” of an intra-oral scanner.
don’t you hate to have to call your patient back due to a distorted impression or broken model?
no alginate, no plaster, no trays, no model trimmer.
No shipping out
digital impressions are sent through the cloud.
Intra-oral scanners make all kinds of patient care more efficient, but their biggest impact lies with pediatric dentistry. Many children tend to be apprehensive when it comes to dental care and dental treatment; in addition, children tend to move more while at the chair, have smaller mouths and cannot maintain their mouth open wide too long.
An intra-oral scanner is a great tool for Pediatric Dentists because it replaces the use of alginate and impression trays. As an added benefit, the scanner has a “wow” effect on patients and parents and it can help to ease the child into the consult.
Alginate and impression trays make taking an impression difficult, as mentioned before children have smaller mouths and cannot hold it open too long. Also, children are unfamiliar with breathing techniques when the airway is partially blocked so they can lose composure and become apprehensive to further treatment.
In addition, intraoral scans can be taken in stages, this allows the staff to “take breaks” while scanning to allow the patient to rest and close her mouth.
In contrast, traditional alginate impressions are very unforgiving, and the impression needs to be taken within the proper alginate’s set time in order to avoid distortions. Also, the patient must stay still and have the capacity to control her breathing.
Even though most pediatric practices have TV screens at most chairs, most patients tend to pay more attention to the scanner’s screen to see how their mouth appears to show.
Conversely, OrthoDenco has created a Digital Department to meet the needs of practices using intra-oral scanners. Aligners, Splints, and any other appliance can be manufactured using digital files; OrthoDenco uses highly advanced software and 3D printers that turn your digital impressions into extremely accurate resin models. Please follow the steps below to help you upload patient files.
When using Itrero or True Definition scanners you can upload your files in two ways:
- Directly from the scanner as soon as you finish taking the impression
- Using OrthoDenco‘s HIPPA compliant, cloud based paperless prescription software.
- Please call OrthoDenco to setup your profile.
When using any other scanner, simply download the file, your scanner will create a .stl type file that you can upload to OrthoDenco. Once we receive the files, we’ll confirm the orders and then proceed with manufacturing the appliance based on your preferences and special requests.
The Digital Dentistry Process
Scanners are a sizable capital investment for the practice so it makes sense to try to leverage all its capabilities; as such, a growing number of practices have been adopting intra-oral scanning as their preferred method of impression-taking.Scanners accurately transfer details from the dental chair to the laboratory which helps to streamline workflow under the right circumstances.
The scanning process takes just a few minutes; however, patients need to be scanned one by one so the practice must have a well thought out schedule to avoid bottle necks. Traditional impression taking processes are a bit messy and require lab space (usually of forgotten and lonely corner at the back of the office) within the practice. Scanning, however, has brought this process to the clinical part of the office and has transformed an inert task into an attention grabbing tool that benefits the practice both internally and externally..
Cloud Model Hosting
Many scanners offer the benefit of a cloud based platform that allows for all your scans to be hosted and protected. In turn, this type of service permits easy access and clinical work with the scans. However, this type of service is not free so practices need to have a clear understanding of the benefits and costs. Other scanners in the market place do not offer to manage data, in that case it is the practice’s responsibility to safely store and maintain its files. Granted, there will not be a monthly fee but the practice is now tasked with with responsibility to manage this data. At the end of the day, the practice will have to choose which makes more sense; however, no of these comes without a price tag. 3D Printing
Wether you need to print models for a transfer case or print work models for a palatal expander, sending work to OrthoDenco has never been easier; OrthODenco has direct links with the most popular scanning systems which means scans get sent to the lab as soon as you finish scanning your patients. Also, for patients that need a bit more time to commit, scans can be sent at a later time directly from the scanner to OrthODenco.
OrthoDenco uses state of the art printing technology and CAD-CAM software, this allows the lab to accurately remove braces off your scans to print models for retainers as well as to ensure the utmost level of accuracy. Further, the lab’s continued investment in capital assets focused on 3D printing capacity and reliability allow the lab to provide quick turn-around-times and high dependability to all its partnering practices.
3D printed models have a very low heat tolerance so the model will melt while soldering an appliance. Also, the acrylic resin has a high bonding coefficient and easily adheres to the 3D printed model resulting in damaged or ill fitting appliances. To meet these challenges head on, OrthoDenco started to invest in research and development (R&D) ten years ago and today that investment is bearing fruit, The lab has been able to develop a sound a reliable manufacturing technique that overcomes these challenges. Further, the lab can accurately size and fit molar bands for your fixed appliances which allows the practice to reduce patient appointments, turn-around-times, and inventory costs.
Why Choose Us
With digital orthodontics, creating custom-made dental appliances is easier and more efficient. We maximize its great benefits, as we utilize this technology alongside our state-of-the-art equipment, optimized delivery process, quality control, and of course, personalized customer service.
OrthoDenco’s “white Glove” service, high quality, and value are the three reasons why you should choose OrthoDenco over the competition.
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