Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, announced today they have acquired Cadent, the makers of OrthoCAD. Both companies are leaders in 3D dental technology. OrthoCAD allows our office to analyze, plan treatment and store 3D digital models of teeth. Invisalign utilizes 3D technology to help us straighten teeth without braces. It’s only natural that these two companies would merge. This now makes it a matter of time… not IF but WHEN our office will replace gooey impressions with a 3D scanner that uses zero radiation. For those of you old enough to remember the Jetsons… you should be very “impressed!” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist a good dental impression joke).