May 14, 2018
Invisalign and orthodontics can be used to improve the appearance of your smile and the function of the bite. For many years, dental professionals used teeth impressions to determine the location of the teeth and map the mouth to improve the smile, but these plaster impressions only provided limited information.
Now, technology has been developed that uses digital scanning to improve overall results. At Simply Teeth, we use the iTero scanner to ensure that you receive the beautiful smile that you desire.
Why is iTero better than the old methods for mouth mapping? This digital technology creates a 3D diagram of the mouth. Hundreds of focal points are mapped, enabling the technology to design a precise blueprint. The precision of this method outperforms the limited details that were previously used with plaster impressions.
Not only is the data accurate, but the information can be gathered in a few minutes. You can relax in the dental chair while the technology identifies all of the details that are needed to create the perfect plan for your Invisalign treatment.
Another benefit is that you can avoid the mess and discomfort of plaster impressions. Traditionally, metal trays were used with a gummy substance to take an impression of the teeth. The solution surrounded the teeth, and the patient needed to sit still until the product hardened from a liquid into a solid type of material. This process was uncomfortable, messy, and tedious. Now, we use the iTero scanner to make it easier than ever to create a model of your mouth.
Once the information has been gathered with the iTero technology, the details are sent electronically to a lab that creates the Invisalign trays. This process is faster than the previous system that required shipment of the molds.
We have seen a drastic improvement in results that are available for patients. If you want to change the appearance of your smile and maintain comfort at the same time, then you need to talk to our team at Simply Teeth to learn more. We are working hard to stay current with the technology trends in the industry. As a result, we are here to offer the best service for patients in the area. Contact us to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more.