How Digital Imaging Affects Invisalign Treatment

When you commit to Invisalign treatment, you commit to an orthodontic procedure that discreetly fixes issues caused by malocclusion, or poor dental alignment. To make sure your corrective work proceeds properly, and to make sure your aligners fit securely, your dentist will need to take close measurements of your teeth and oral structures. Without the proper technology to capture these measurements digitally, it would be necessary for you to bite into a plaster material and create a bite mold, an experience that can be awkward and uncomfortable. Fortunately, our Rochester, MN dentist has iTero digital imaging technology that lets us take 3D images of your teeth and oral structures. In addition to using these images to plan your procedure, we can show you a “preview” image of your smile when your Invisalign treatment is complete!

Why Custom Aligners Are Used To Address Issues With Malocclusion

To effectively fix your issues with poor teeth spacing, Invisalign treatment relies on customized appliances that gradually move teeth into better positions. These aligners are carefully made to both fit securely and move your teeth in the appropriate ways. Each one will be designed to take your adjustment a step closer to your fully restored smile. By keeping your appliances on throughout each day, you can steadily improve your appearance and fix issues that interfere with your bite function.

Planning Your Invisalign Treatment

After we confirm that you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign aligners, we can use our iTero digital scanner to take images of your teeth and oral structures that we will use to make your set of aligners. This technology can make the process of gathering measurements more comfortable. It also lets us create an image of your smile after corrective work is finished. If you are interested in shortening your treatment time, we can discuss the benefits of Propel Orthodontics, which can safely and effectively speed up your corrective work.

We Can Answer Your Questions About Invisalign Before Treatment

While it can be exciting to learn that discreet, easily removed clear aligners are capable of fixing your problems with misaligned teeth, you may have a few questions about Invisalign treatment. We can talk to you about daily life with Invisalign, and what to expect while you are wearing your appliances. You should plan to keep these aligners on throughout the day. With that said, you can remove them whenever you eat, or when it is time to clean your teeth. As you learn more about treatment, you can find out about the oral health benefits of orthodontic work. By addressing malocclusion, you can actually correct problems with your bite function.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Invisalign Treatment!

Through Invisalign treatment at Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, you can put problems with poorly spaced teeth behind you! To find out how we can help you, contact your Rochester, MN dentist’s office by calling (507) 281-3659.