Quick, comfortable, and accurate. When it comes to healthcare services, parents and kids alike appreciate this patient-centered approach. The team at 914 Smiles understands this — that’s why we use cutting-edge technology to ensure oral care experiences align with what families need today.
So what does an advanced practice look like? Patients at 914 Smiles enjoy the latest innovations in oral health diagnostic tools, techniques, and custom appliance production. Here’s what the technology-led approach entails at your Tarrytown pediatric dentist and orthodontist:
3D Scanning & Digital Impressions
The team at 914 Smiles uses iTero® digital scanners to take digital impressions of patients’ teeth. No more uncomfortable, yucky-tasting goopy molds! Highly accurate, quick, and comfortable, the iTero® digital scanners produce 3D images that map the intricate contours of teeth and gums with amazing precision.
It’s impossible to see the inside of teeth with the naked eye. So where the iTero® digital scanners leave off, digital x-rays complete the picture. In contrast to traditional x-ray technology, modern digital x-rays reveal more interior details of your kid’s teeth and their roots. And each image takes just a few seconds to capture and appear on-screen. For patients, the digital x-ray experience is refreshingly quick and comfortable.
You can also feel extra safe, knowing that digital x-ray technology emits the least amount of radiation possible while still revealing clear, informative images.
Imagine getting custom-made orthodontic appliances fresh off an in-house 3D printer. At 914 Smiles, orthodontist Dr. Kothari does exactly that — instead of relying on external labs for your clear aligners, retainers, and indirect bonding trays for braces.
The Formlabs and Sprintray 3D printers at 914 Smiles allow Dr. Kothari full control over the entire orthodontic process. In-house 3D printing also offers a higher resolution than many lab printers, resulting in better-fitting appliances. Creating our own orthodontic appliances also leads to quicker turnaround times and higher-quality end products. And if Dr. Kothari needs to make adjustments during treatment? The in-house 3D printers provide the flexibility to quickly modify treatment plans and give you more accurate results.
About 914 Smiles
At 914 Smiles, cutting-edge technology is paired with a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Plus, families like the convenience of dental care and orthodontics under one roof. We’re a one-stop shop for your teeth!
Dr. Reshma Kumar is a board-certified pediatric dentist dedicated to helping her young patients build a foundation of good oral health. She is an active member of the New York Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Rishi Kothari is a second-generation orthodontist and strives to give every patient the smile they’ve always wanted with braces or clear aligners. Dr. Kothari is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Ninth District Dental Society.