For teens and adults, we may correct misalignment with clear Invisalign® aligners. We also have appliances to treat TMJ disorder, and even retainers for children in need of orthodontic care. But how do we ensure these appliances fit comfortably, while still addressing your misalignment and jaw joint strain? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist explains how we use technology to treat your smile!
Using iTero® Digital Scanning
At one time, creating orthodontics and appliances meant taking physical impressions of your teeth. The process involved filling a mold with a sticky material, and then biting down and holding this for several minutes. Often, the process had to be repeated and the material, despite having various flavors available, never tasted good. Fortunately, we’ve gone digital! Now, we use the iTero® digital scanning system. Using a small camera at the end of a thin wand, we take a series of images quickly and comfortably. We then combine them to create detailed 3D model of your smile. The model is then used to create an impression with greater accuracy and precision.
Adjustments and Follow-Up Visits
We often use the technology to create the clear acrylic aligners the Invisalign® system employs, or to craft retainers for children. We also create the oral appliances that help ease jaw joints strain and bite imbalance to treat TMJ disorder. After we create the appliances or aligners, we will check the fit and if necessary, make any adjustments to ensure optimal fit and treatment. We will continue to monitor your smile and oral health in follow-up visits periodically.
Correcting Your Poor Alignment
If you have poor alignment, then consider talking to our team about treatment. Correcting misalignment not only improves the esthetics of your smile, but also helps lower the risks of complications like tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding). We also employ advanced technology to examine your smile, assessing the cause and extent of your misalignment. We then choose the best option to help improve your dental alignment. If you would like to learn more about our treatment options, or how we use advanced technology, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help kids, teens, and adults enjoy optimal oral health and a more attractive smile.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATING YOUR ORTHODONTICS?
Using advanced technology, we can create the appliances and aligners to help you enjoy better oral health and straighten teeth, allowing you to obtain a smile that makes you feel proud. To learn more about how we create appliances and more to correct misalignment, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.