Our Technology

Orthodontics Isn’t What It Used To Be. It’s Better.

As with any other field, orthodontic technology keeps improving, and our patients at Smith Orthodontics are reaping the benefits of these changes.

ITero Scanner


Who here likes having impressions taken of their teeth? We know we don’t, which is why we use an iTero scanner instead.

With iTero, we take digital images of your teeth instead of pressing trays of sticky compound onto your teeth. It generally takes between two and three minutes for us to scan your entire mouth, and we can stop and restart any time you need us to.

These images are then used to create whatever orthodontic treatment you need: braces, retainers, or Invisalign trays.

An added benefit of this digital imaging is we can show you how your teeth will progress during treatment and how they will look when you’re done.

Virtual Orthodontic Consultations


For the convenience of our new and existing patients, we offer virtual consultations and virtual appointments.

Anyone who is thinking about getting braces or Invisalign can submit photos of their smile and receive treatment options and cost estimates without ever having to come to our office.

Our current patients also benefit from this technology. Rather than having to make an appointment if they have a question in between their normal visits, they can send us a few photos of their teeth and we can determine whether or not they need to be seen in person.

Vpro Smith Orthodontics in Parkersburg and Ripley, WV.

Propel VPRO+ Or VPRO5

The VPRO+ by Propel is designed specifically for our Invisalign patients. Use of the VPRO device can help properly seat your clear aligners on your teeth for a better fit, decrease treatment time, and help you get back on track if you haven’t been wearing your aligners enough hours each day.

Please talk to one of our staff members if you are interested in enhancing  your treatment with this product.