How Digital Imaging Helps Us Plan Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic work leads to positive smile changes, and it can also improve a person’s oral health. While malocclusion itself is a common issue, there are many different ways it can affect someone. Because of this, careful planning is needed before a treatment can start. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses an iTero digital scanner to closely study patients’ teeth and oral structures so that we can plan a personalized treatment with Invisalign aligners. In addition to taking needed measurements in order to craft custom aligners, we can use the images gathered to show you a “preview” of your smile after your adjustment concludes!

The Importance Of Careful Planning Before Invisalign Treatment

A patient’s individual needs should be identified and met in order to provide a successful smile adjustment. To make sure you are a good candidate for treatment, and that your aligners can be counted on to help you, we will take thorough digital impressions of your smile and bite. That way, we can understand what needs to happen to move your teeth into their ideal places. These measurements also help us determine the size and positions of your custom aligners that you wear.

Examining Your Teeth When With The iTero Digital Scanner

To determine if an adult or teen patient is ready to start Invisalign treatment, we will examine their teeth carefully. In some cases where malocclusion issues are more significant, a different treatment approach can be necessary. Those who do qualify for this orthodontic procedure can have their teeth carefully examined with an iTero scanner, which provides necessary information for the creation of your appliances. Once we have all the necessary scanning done, we can actually show you a “preview” of how your smile will change once corrective work is completed.

What To Expect After You Begin Treatment

When you start your treatment, you will be given a series of aligners, with each one taking you one step closer to your fully improved smile. Before and during this appointment, we can field questions that you have about Invisalign treatment. You will wear each appliance for a set period of time – to stay on track with your treatment schedule, keep them in place throughout every day. You can remove them when you need to, so you do not have to worry about their interference when you eat or clean your teeth.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Starting Invisalign Treatment

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is prepared to help patients who wish to begin Invisalign treatment! Our digital scanning technology makes the planning process more comfortable, and it can give you a chance to see how your smile is going to look after your work is done! To find out more, please contact your Rochester, MN dentist’s office by calling (507) 281-3659.