Creating Invisalign® Aligners With iTero® Imaging

fort worth invisalign iteroWhen we treat your misalignment with Invisalign®, or choose an option to correct TMJ disorder, we want to design and craft the solution with precision and accuracy. That’s why instead of physical impressions, we offer digital ones with the iTero® system. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about the benefits of digital imaging.

The Invisalign® System

First, let’s talk a little about the Invisalign® system. This helps correct misalignment with a series of plastic aligners, each set custom-made for your smile. Patients then enjoy smile correction that is nearly invisible, compared to the more obvious options like braces. Each day, a set is worn for 20 to 22 hours. A new set is then worn every two weeks. This helps teens and adults alike, and could correct smiles in as little as one year to 18 months. But how do we create these custom aligners?

iTero® Digital Imaging

With the iTero® system, we no longer need to create physical impressions. No more biting down on a  sticky mold! Instead, a tiny camera set at the end of a very thin wand is used to gather detailed images from multiple angles, which we combine to create a 3D computer model. This model allows us to design the aligners with precision and accuracy. Each one is then custom-fitted for your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit through each stage of the treatment process and smile correction with precision and accuracy!

Other Applications 

We also use the same system to address other orthodontic issues. For children, we could use this to design and fit retainers and teeth spacers. For teens and adults, in addition to the Invisalign® aligners, our team could create ceramic brackets for a tooth-colored approach to braces. For those with TMJ disorder, we could offer relief as this system allows us to create custom oral appliances, which correct the positions of the jaw to ease strain and stress. This also aids in the treatment of bruxism, as the custom device provides a barrier between the upper and lower sets of teeth.

If you have any questions about our digital approach to designing and crafting oral appliances, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to find the right option for you or a member of your family, so you and your loved ones can enjoy even and beautiful smiles.

Do You Have Questions About Treating Misalignment?

We want to help you enjoy treatment with precision and accuracy. If you have any questions about the best way to correct your misalignment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, 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.