Behind the Curtain: What Goes on in an Orthodontic Laboratory?

Most orthodontic offices have the same basic layout – a waiting room in the front, a couple of chairs in the back, and some offices and reception space for staff and doctors. At Alizadeh & Schreiner, we have all that and a whole lot more! Most of our patients are familiar with our unique spaces like the movie theater, our fun photo booth, and the quiet, comfortable area for adults-only. But once area you probably haven’t seen is the one we’re most proud of – our very own in-office laboratory.

Some amazing things happen in this in-office lab. We have specially trained technicians who help us make custom orthodontic appliances like retainers, space maintainers, and habit appliances. In addition to their incredible attention to detail and precision, they are right on-site and able to work on your device right away! This reduces the need to ship appliances over long distances, and allows you to start your treatment right away.

Because of our high-tech equipment, we can ensure each and every device is perfectly shaped to give a comfortable fit. What kind of machinery do we use to create these custom appliances? Our laboratory is fully stocked with the latest orthodontic technology, including 3D printers, tools for indirect bonding, and molds for treatment time reducers.

Caring doctors combined with world-class technology is the key to great orthodontic treatment, which is why Alizadeh & Schreiner continues to invest in both. To learn more about how Alizadeh & Schreiner’s in-house lab helps you, visit our blog post ‘Why should I look for an office with a lab?’ here!