Our Orthodontic Technology

Our Orthodontic Technology
Posted on 05/30/2017
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 To provide your family with the quality orthodontic care you deserve, Dr. Kattner and his experienced team of orthodontic professionals utilize only the best in orthodontic technology and treatment methods. With state-of-the-art technology, we can provide quality care and a wider range of treatment options, allowing for a personalized treatment plan that fits the needs of you and your family. Below you can find more information about the advanced technology that we use right here in our local Waukegan office.

iTero Elements Scanner

The iTero scanner uses a tiny camera to capture high-quality, three-dimensional images of your teeth. We use these images to create custom orthodontic appliances that are designed to perfectly fit around your teeth and maximize comfort for you during your treatment. Compared to traditional dental impression methods the iTero scanner improves accuracy and comfort for our patients. You can learn more on our informational iTero elements scanner page.


Gone are the days where brackets and wires are necessary if you want straight teeth. Invisalign allows you to get that perfect smile without anyone noticing thanks to clear trays that slide on and off of your teeth. To see if you’re eligible for Invisalign treatment just schedule an appointment with us for your initial consultation. If you would like to know more, visit our page with everything you need to know about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.

Metal & Clear Braces

At Kattner Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves a perfect and radiant smile, which is why we offer traditional metal braces and clear braces in addition to Invisalign. Traditional metal braces have come a long way, with advancements in orthodontic technology making them smaller, more efficient, and more comfortable.  

Clear braces provide an alternative to traditional metal braces for those who are looking for a treatment option that’s less noticeable. Clear braces work the same as metal braces, but instead of metal brackets we substitute brackets made from laboratory processed sapphire that is designed to blend perfectly with the natural color of your teeth. We are proud to offer the best clear brackets in orthodontics: Radiance Plus clear braces.

Digital X-Rays

When taking x-rays in preparation for your orthodontic treatment we use a digital image processor rather than traditional film radiographs.  Not only is this better for the environment (no caustic chemicals to dispose of) but the images of are a much higher quality. Digital radiographs also dramatically reduce x-ray exposure and are available for analysis in seconds rather than minutes. We can even email your images to you! To learn more, check out our page about digital x-rays and its advantages.

Contact Your Gurnee, IL Orthodontist

If you’re looking for a new smile and an orthodontist you can trust come to the place that you know has the technology and team ready to deliver the highest quality care. We proudly offer our services to the families of Gurnee, Waukegan, Zion, Beach Park, and the surrounding areas. If you would like to schedule your appointment with us, just contact us at our office, or use our online appointment request form, and one of our staff members will connect with you. We look forward to guiding you on your way to a perfect smile!