At one time, the process of creating orthodontics and appliances for patients meant they had to bite down on a mold filled with a gooey and poor-tasting material. Then, the person needed to hold their bite so an impression could be taken and often, the whole process would need to be repeated. Fortunately, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontics doesn’t use this outdated system, and instead employs advanced digital technology to making obtaining an impression quick and easy!
The iTero® Digital Scanning System
The process starts with an initial exam. We want to identify the cause and assess the extent of your misalignment. From there, we can decide what treatments you will need. The next step is to gather detailed images of your smile. To accomplish this, we use a small camera at the end of a thin wand. This way, we gather images quickly and comfortably of your smile from multiple angles. The images will be combined to create a detailed 3D model. Using the model, we can begin the process of designing and creating your orthodontics or aligners. The process provides images and digital impressions that are far more precise and accurate than those taken with molds and gooey materials.
Uses for Invisalign®
The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear aligners to correct misalignment, instead of traditional metal brackets and wires. Which means the aligners need to not only fit comfortably, but help reposition the teeth and correct minor and more advanced cases of misalignment. With the iTero® system, we can create a series of them that help correct your smile while also ensuring a comfortable fit throughout the process.
Designing Your TMJ Oral Appliance
We also provide treatment for TMJ disorder. A jaw joint disorder, this occurs when the joints undergo excess strain that impacts how they open and close. Sufferers often experience frequent headaches and migraines, popping or cracking in the jaw, and aches in the face, neck, and shoulders. To correct the issue, we use iTero® to gather images and design an appliance that is worn at night. Fitting like a mouthguard, the device repositions the jaw to ease pressure and prevent uncomfortable symptoms. If you have any questions about the use of digital technology, or how we treat issues with misalignment or jaw joint strain, then feel free to schedule a consultation today!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR USE OF TECHNOLOGY?
Our team wants to make sure you enjoy a comfortable treatment process that corrects your smile with precision and accuracy. To learn more about how we design and create your appliances and aligners, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.