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The serious technology behind Norwest Orthodontics

When most people consider orthodontics, their mind turns to the technology of braces, retainers and clear aligners. Yet, behind the scenes there’s a wealth of further technology at play, allowing for more accurate imaging, faster treatment and a comfortable experience for patients.

At Norwest Orthodontics, we’re proud to have some of the most advanced technology available in our state-of-the-art clinic. Here’s an insight into the technology behind the scenes of our orthodontic practice.


Elemetrix is a system employing cutting-edge technology that allows us to scan the teeth and provide customised treatment options, tailored specifically for our patients.

The system incorporates a series of elements including the latest generation of compact intra-oral iTero scanners that enable our highly qualified staff to capture an extremely accurate digital replica of any person’s teeth within minutes.

The major benefit of the iTero scanning system is that patients avoid traditional impression-taking procedures, which can sometimes be unpleasant.

Dr Shimanto Purkayastha uses the data from iTero scanners to customise bracket placement, and transfer information to 3D printed trays. This innovative method of appliance design allows optimal bracket positioning and end of treatment tooth position to provide the best possible function and aesthetics.


Insignia is a computerised system that combines digital treatment planning with specially-made brackets and wires tailored to you.

The process is simple. Following an initial examination, an impression of your teeth is taken for the Insignia smile design lab. Sophisticated Insignia dental imaging software then creates a 3-D representation of your bite, while Insignia braces and wires are custom-fabricated with your exact prescription.

Each aspect of the Insignia process is precisely calculated to affect tooth movement in the most optimal way, resulting in fewer office visits and exceptional comfort. And because Insignia treatment is 100% personalised, patients often see a reduction in the amount of time they would ordinarily wear braces.

Customised treatment

This technology behind the scenes allows Norwest Orthodontics to offer some of the most advanced treatment options available, including the Damon system and Invisalign.

Damon Braces

At Norwest Orthodontics we exclusively use Damon Clear and Damon Q for all our patients who have braces.

Known as the “Rolls Royce” of braces, the Damon System is gentle, helps maintain a high standard of oral hygiene, is less painful, more comfortable, allows for shorter treatment times, and requires fewer – if any – extractions. Damon Braces are also easy to clean and maintain a high standard of oral hygiene, making them an ideal option for adult braces.


Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable custom-fitted aligners to gently shift teeth into position.

Dr Shimanto Purkayastha is an Invisalign accredited specialist orthodontist with extensive experience in clear aligner treatment.

Each aligner is individually designed for your teeth and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final prescribed position.

The final word

By employing the latest technology, Norwest Orthodontics offers patients treatment that is swift, affordable, comfortable and convenient with Advanced Orthodontics Technology 

Importantly, our practice is committed to seeking the best treatment options available for the welfare and long-term orthodontic results of our clients. It’s all part of the Norwest difference that we’re proud to espouse.

About Norwest Orthodontics

At Norwest Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and care when it comes to working with patients of all ages. We feature a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, state-of-the-art clinic and a range of orthodontic treatments that span from early intervention right through to remedial adult work.

You can learn more about our services, or contact us to make an appointment.

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