How Can Digital Scanning Help My Smile?

How Can Digital Scanning Help My Smile?Your Fort Worth, Texas orthodontist has invested heavily in the latest dental and orthodontic technology, including iTero® digital scanning. Digital scanning can be very beneficial for your smile in a myriad of different ways. The advanced technology allows for you to avoid the goopy, messy impression molds of the past, get faster treatment, spend a shorter amount of time in the chair, and get more precise measurements that lead to better fitting orthodontic treatment. If you are starting orthodontic treatment at Lake Country Orthodontics, iTero® digital scanning will play an integral role throughout the planning stages. 

More Comfortable

In the past, the way to acquire molds and measurements of your smile was done through physical impressions. The impressions were made with a goopy substance that could trigger gag reflexes in some people and could be just downright uncomfortable for many folks. Digital technology allows for a goop-free experience. The scanner is designed to be as unintrusive as possible for your smile.

Shorter Chairtime and Turnaround

Scans of your entire smile can usually be done in just a few minutes, which means that you spend less time sitting in the chair. Digital scans are a much faster way to communicate with those who will make the braces or Invisalign trays, so the turnaround time for getting these is shorter.


As already stated above, molds and measurements in the past were done using physical molds. As you might predict, they could be far less accurate than digital scans. The molds could be jostled about or moved during the bite creating inaccurate shapes and sizes.

Faster Treatment

A better fit can lead to a reduced treatment time. Fit issues can hinder orthodontic treatment and cause it to take much longer, while a better fit can lead to a better plan with a faster treatment.

iTero® Scanning can benefit your smile

Digital scanning can make things faster, more comfortable, and more accurate. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.