Any person that is considering Invisalign must have an impression of their teeth taken first so that specific aligners can be created to fit the teeth and help in the teeth straightening process. Unfortunately, many people opt out of going through with the process because in order to take impressions, a gooey type of material must be placed on the teeth for an impression to be made. This process is messy, sticky and causes many people to gag, making them unable to go through with the impression or resulting in an inaccurate impression. Fortunately, new technology has eliminated this goop; it’s called the iTero Digital Impression Scanner, and it requires no such materials to be placed in the mouth!
How Does it Work?
Adults and Invisalign teens in Duncan will find this process comfortable and easy because they won’t have to worry about getting the gooey mess all over themselves or gagging from the putty in their mouth used to make the impression. The iTero Digital Scanner eliminates the putty and the trays and uses a camera to take a digital scan of the teeth.
The orthodontist or the dental assistant will take numerous pictures in order to create a complete picture of all the teeth in order to be sent to the company so that they can create a ClinCheck treatment plan for the patient. The process only takes a few short minutes, and the patient gets to view a digital picture of their teeth on the screen. They will also be able to view how their teeth will look after the Invisalign treatment is complete.
The Benefits of Digital Scanning
- No putty or trays are needed to take impressions; therefore, eliminating the mess and hassle of cleaning up.
- The process is simple and quick, which eliminates patient time at the office and allows the patient to have a much more pleasant experience.
- The digital scanner has a lower rejected percentage rate than impressions that use PVS, so redoing impressions are rare.
- Digital images provide more accurate impressions of the patient’s teeth than PVS impressions.
- The final image is sent directly to the company through its website, who create aligners and a treatment plan quicker than before.
iTero – Don’t Deny Yourself a Great Smile!
With Invisalign, patients will be using numerous aligners throughout their treatment, so the first impression is the most important. This new technology has allowed Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics, who provide Invisalign in Spartanburg to accommodate not only a more comfortable visit but one that will guarantee positive results and quicker treatment times. These are important aspects not only to the doctor but to their patient as well. Nobody should deny themselves a great smile because they are afraid of the mess and gagging that comes with the use of PVS impressions.
Fortunately, Dr. Eric Nease and Dr. Phil Higginbotham – who have offices in Spartanburg, Duncan and Gaffney, South Carolina – offer this service to patients looking into Invisalign. They can be contacted at 864-579-7700 or email us here for more information or to schedule an appointment.