Latest Technology at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Erie, CO

Technology at the Office



iTero Scanner scans the mouth of the patient and captures images to create three dimensional output in minutes. The digital scans help professionals create accurate physical dental models for orthodontic treatment and allows you to see what your smile will look like after you straighten your teeth. They can also help orthodontists diagnose orthodontic problems and provide the best treatment.


Digital X-Ray

Digital x-ray shows the structure inside the patient’s tooth so that any signs of infection are immediately identified. Additionally, digital x-rays help dentists plan the most suitable treatment. Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% compared to traditional x-rays. Dentists can easily view and enlarge images and point it out to the patient. Moreover, digital x-ray results are instant as it do not require film processing.




InBrace is a truly invisible orthodontic solution that works behind the teeth and also uses advanced technology to adjust the alignment of the patient’s teeth. Teeth straightening with these methods is on autopilot thanks to the personalized Smart Wire to help perfect the patient’s smile. Additionally, the treatment mechanics deliver light continuous forces to move the teeth that are more comfortable than traditional lingual braces. behind the teeth




KLOwen is a customized braces system that takes advantage of modular brackets to straighten teeth faster, and more comfortably than traditional braces. This fully customizable system can help reduce doctor visits as these are designed using braces software that uses 3D printed IDB trays and bonds exactly according to the patient’s preference.







OrthoSelect is a digital orthodontic technology that works with high-quality orthodontic plaster study models. Thanks to these high quality models, patients expect to experience orthodontic appliances such as crowns, and implants to fit exactly and work as expected.







Opalescence is a teeth whitening system made to work at home, but under the guidance of a dental professional. The highest strength formula of its bleaching agent is made to break coffee, wine, tea or any other stains on the patients teeth almost immediately. Opalescence products are made with fluoride and potassium nitrate to protect the tooth enamel during the whitening process.




3D Printing

3D printing allows dentists to produce bridges, crowns, and implants for the patient. Thanks to modern technology, it is possible for patients to leave the dental office with an orthodontic appliance immediately and no longer have to wait for days or weeks to wear one. Our dental office takes advantage of the technology of Sprint Ray Pro 95. This type of 3D printer seamlessly integrates with intra oral scanners and dental CAD software and eliminates the need for plaster models or impression trays.



Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray equipment that is used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. CBCT consists of an x-ray tube and detector panel that rotates around the patient and captures data using cone-shaped X-ray beams instead of “slices” in which CT scanners are known for.