Intraoral scanning is a significant advance in orthodontics, helping to accurately and efficiently create aligners, or custom braces, improve techniques such as indirect bonding and remove the need for traditional impressions.
We chose the iTero scanner as this is the best available and being built by Align Technology, ties in well with providing Invisalign.
The scanner is however valuable for diagnosis and treatment on a wide range of orthodontic cases, along with tracking progress. Built in software allows for often encouraging views over a period of time.
This ability for our patient and orthodontist to share each stage of development on screen is perhaps the most popular aspect of intraoral scanning. Along with technology which can give a glimpse of the future.
A State Of The Art Approach
The confocal laser imagery iTero scanners produce is an exceptional way to visualise your teeth and gums. A similar approach is used in medicine, to look beneath your skin, on a precise, cellular basis.
Real time and timelapse images offer in depth understanding, at high magnification if required. Standard approaches to treatment are replaced by digital orthodontic workflows, increasing efficiency and saving time.
Built in analytic tools can measure tooth width, spacing, arch width, overbite, or overjet and much more. No delay, or estimation, with accurate data provided in real time, along with sound decisions.
Improving On Success
21st century orthodontics is a successful science, with the range of care and time taken having moved forward in recent years. An intraoral scanner still helps us to accomplish more for our patients.
Every aspect of the approach your orthodontist takes can be positively influenced. From gathering orthodontic measurements, to making diagnostic, or treatment decisions, to maintaining accurate patient records.
Patients enjoy the experience and not only through avoiding messy impressions. They can visually take part in treatment, discuss adjustments, see the progress they are making and a picture of where they will be in a few months time.
Motivation to stay with your treatment is enhanced, a pleasure at each stage. Intraoral scanning makes orthodontic care part of a modern, digital ecosystem, with results showing in the best way possible, a fine smile.