In the past, taking an impression of your teeth would have to involve the use of a plaster mold. Patients would bite into the mold, and would find an unpleasant taste and texture waiting for them. Advances in technology have made it possible to produce dental impressions without this mold. Thanks to iTero digital scanners, your dentist can produce a detailed, accurate impression of your teeth electronically. This information is used to craft your treatment with Invisalign. The information captured gives your dentist what they need to plan your custom treatment using this modern orthodontic appliance.
Using Advanced Imaging Technology To Take Impressions Of Your Smile
With iTero digital scanning technology, your dentist has the modern technology needed to produce an accurate impression of your teeth without requesting you bite into unpleasant plaster mold. This 3D scanning technology uses lasers to scan your mouth cavity; once the information is captured, it is used to produce a detailed model. You can be relieved to learn that unlike traditional x-rays, iTero produces this information without producing radiation. Once this information is captured, your dentist can begin walking you through what to expect from your Invisalign treatment.
Benefiting From A Modern Care Experience Through Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment provides patients with a modern orthodontic experience that can be less intrusive, and less visually obstructive, than traditional braces. Unlike with bracket and wire braces, which are affixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be removed by you. That ability to remove them on your own can make it easier for you to eat and clean your teeth. Invisalign also impresses patients by making real orthodontic changes without accompanying issues with your appearance. The hard-to-see nature of Invisalign can be especially popular with teenagers and adults, who may be hesitant to undergo a treatment that impacts the way they look.
An iTero Digital Impression Can Be Used To Plan Your Invisalign Treatment
Because Dr. Calcagno and our team have access to iTero digital scanning technology, you can look forward to a modern, more comfortable method of taking your dental impressions. Schedule a consultation with our office by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.