Orthodontic treatment is customized for your mouth. Before getting Invisalign aligners or an oral splint, there needs to be impressions made of your teeth, mouth, and bite. These impressions are guides for creating a treatment that will precisely fit your needs. Without investments in iTero digital scanning technology, impressions of your mouth needed to be made with a physical mold. The process could be messy, time-consuming, and not very accurate. With iTero digital scanning technology, digital impressions are made of your mouth. These digital scans are much more precise and accurate than traditional molds and impressions.
Rather than using goopy putty and trays to create impressions, the iTero scanner is a handheld wand. The wand typically does not trigger the gag reflex and does not create a globby mess to create a mold.
Creating molds of different areas of your mouth could be quite a time-consuming and stressful process. The iTero hand-held scanner is a compact wand that records the exact dimensions of your teeth and gums. The scanning process typically takes only three to five minutes, and it can be stopped and started as often as necessary. You will be able to breathe comfortably throughout the process.
The use of digital scans leads to much better fits for treatment. The scanning technology can allow for forecasts of what your mouth will look like after your treatment. If you are getting Invisalign, you and your doctor can discuss the goals and what each step along the process will look like. The digital scans gathered from the iTero scanner are communicated directly to the process that will craft your orthodontic treatment. Whatever orthodontic treatment you will be getting from a mouth guard to treat TMJ disorder to aligners for Invisalign will be expertly and precisely crafted to perfectly fit your mouth and teeth.
Investments in iTero technology better suit your needs
Lake Country Orthodontics has iTero technology to serve your needs. We serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. To schedule a consultation, call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846.