Using Digital Impressions To Design Orthodontics

fort worth itero digital scanningWe offer an array of treatment options to correct misalignment, treat TMJ disorder, and help guide the growth of smiles in childhood. But providing treatment with care and accuracy means customizing these orthodontics and appliances for each individual’s smile. To do this, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will employ digital impressions.

The Physical Impressions

At one time, this was the only option you had, and one you may have experienced in the past. Essentially, a metal mold was filled with a sticky material. The material never tasted good, despite being billed as having a flavor like bubblegum. The patient then held the bite for several minutes as the material cured. The process could need to be repeated several times in some cases! Obtaining a clear and detailed impressions to design and craft orthodontics and appliances could be a frustrating process. Fortunately, we now address the issue with a digital alternative!

The iTero® Difference

Using the iTero® digital scanning system, a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand is used to capture a series of pictures of the teeth and oral structures from several different angles. We then combine these images to create a 3D model of your entire smile. These detailed models then let us design and craft treatment options with precision and accuracy. The process is faster, more comfortable, and provides better fitting treatment options

Creating Your Orthodontics and Appliances

We use the technology to create retainers for children, which helps guide the growth of the smile and limit the severity of misalignment as they grow older. For teens and adults, the technology helps us design ceramic brackets to make your braces less visible, and to create a series of clear aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. These treatment options help correct misalignment and straighten your smile. If you have strained jaw joints and TMJ disorder, then a custom appliance that fits like a mouthguard could be used to ease jaw joint strain and bring relief.

If you have any questions about the process of designing and crafting orthodontics and appliances with advanced iTero® digital scanning systems, then contact our team today. We want to help you and your family enjoy even and healthy smiles.


Our team provides treatment with accuracy and precision thanks to the iTero® digital imaging system, creating the orthodontics needed to correct misalignment and improve your smile’s health and beauty. To learn more about the benefits of treatment using advanced digital technology, or to start your path toward an even smile, 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.