Riverview, FL Orthodontist, Dr. Matt Ahrens, Applies Digital Imaging and 3D Printing to Enhance Orthodontic Care

06:35 EDT 18 Jul 2018 | PR Web

Dr. Matt Ahrens now utilizes advanced digital scanning and 3D printing to enhance the patient experience. With advanced technology, coupled with Invisalign®, this experienced orthodontist in Riverview, FL, is able to straighten smiles without messy impressions or metal braces.

Riverview, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2018

Dr. Matt Ahrens, an orthodontist in Riverview and Gibsonton, FL, has incorporated digital scanning and an in-house 3D printer into his practice to ensure more accurate and comfortable orthodontic care. He welcomes new and existing patients to learn more and experience this advanced orthodontic treatment at his practice, SouthShore orthodontics.

Digital scanning is performed with 3Shape TRIOS® Digital Scanner, which provides a clear, accurate representation of the patient’s mouth without the need for liquid impression trays. Instead, a handheld scanner is held over the teeth, sending the data to dental software. With this comprehensive information, a physical model of the patient’s teeth can be printed in-house, at the SouthShore Orthodontics office. There are many benefits to having a 3D printed model. One of which is the ability to create properly fitting Invisalign® orthodontic aligners throughout treatment as well as retainers to maintain newly straightened smiles, using the printed model to perfect the fit instead of the patient.

"New technology has made a huge impact on orthodontics. We're moving into a more digital framework of treatment”, Dr. Ahrens explained. “We're able to use these digital treatment methods to get a more individualized and more efficient treatment process for the patients and overall get the best result in the end."

From the initial digital scans to the finished straightened smile, technology has improved every phase of orthodontic care. Previous obstacles that may have prevented patients from seeking treatment, such as visible metal brackets, treatment and daily discomfort, and food restrictions, have been replaced with more comfortable and convenient alternatives. The path to straighter teeth has never been easier.

Anyone interested in visiting an orthodontist in Riverview, FL, to straighten smiles with Invisalign or learning more about 3D printing, should contact SouthShore Orthodontics at 813-815-0080 or visit the practice online at

About the Doctor

SouthShore Orthodontics specializes in providing comprehensive, customized orthodontic treatment to individuals and families in Riverview, FL, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Matt Ahrens is a board-certified orthodontist and has received advanced training in comprehensive orthodontic treatments, technology, and techniques. His mission is to provide exceptional orthodontic care to patients of every age by providing personalized treatment in a fun, comfortable environment. From SouthShore Watching and Growing (“SWAG”) Crew to adult orthodontics, Dr. Matt strives to help each of his patients feel welcomed and involved in their orthodontic treatment process. Outside the office, Dr. Matt is an active volunteer in the community and abroad, providing dental services and support on mission trips, through programs like Smiles Change Lives, and in surrounding schools and the local YMCA. To learn more about Dr. Matt and the services he provides at SouthShore Orthodontics, visit or call 813-815-0080.

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