ORTHODONTICS - INVISALIGN®
INVISALIGN IS A TYPE OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT THAT HELPS TO STRAIGHTEN TEETH WITHOUT THE USE OF THE TYPICAL METAL BRACES.
Invisalign, developed by Align Technology, was one of the pioneers in the field of clear aligner orthodontics. Its long-standing presence and experience contributed to its reputation as a trusted brand.
Invisalign was known for using advanced 3D imaging technology to create customized treatment plans. This technology allowed for better precision and accuracy in tooth movement. Invisalign has quickly revolutionized the orthodontics world. Now patients have a different option besides ugly metal brackets.Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED BY INVISALIGN®
- Crossbite: Upper teeth sit inside lower teeth.
- Crowding: Mouth does not have enough room for your teeth. Although tooth removal may be required to fix this common problem, expansion may also be a sufficient solution.
- Midlines: A dental midline is the line between your two upper front teeth and your two lower front teeth.
- Openbite: Upper and lower front teeth do not overlap.
- Overbite: Upper front teeth extend out over lower front teeth.
- Protrusion: Upper teeth hang too far forward, causing difficulties in jaw function and affecting their facial aesthetics.
- Spacing: Gaps between teeth are a common problem that may be the result of missing teeth or normal growth and development.
- Underbite: Lower jaw sticks out, and Lower front teeth sit inside upper front teeth
MY INVISALIGN® APPLICATION
|Use app to upload pictures
|View your treatment plan
|Track every step of your new smile journey with the My Invisalign Smile app. Easily capture and compare your changing smile, stay on track with support and guidance that’s synced to your treatment, and share your story on social media as, little by little, a more confident new you emerges.
WHAT ARE STEPS TO GET INVISALIGN®
|1. Start with Consultation
|2. Get Personalized Treatment Plan
|3. Take Proper Impression and X-rays
|4. Clincheck Treatment Plan Review
|5. Pick up your Trays and make follow up appointments
INTRODUCING THE LATEST IN SCANNING TECHNOLOGY
- Intraoral Scanning: The iTero Scanner is a handheld device that is placed directly into the patient’s mouth. It uses a non-invasive scanning wand to capture digital impressions of the teeth and gums.
- 3D Imaging: The scanner generates precise 3D images of the oral structures, capturing even the smallest details. This provides a comprehensive view of the patient’s dental anatomy.
- Real-Time Imaging: The scanner’s real-time display allows the dentist or orthodontist to see the scan as it’s being captured. This enables immediate adjustments and ensures that all necessary areas are properly scanned.
- Comfortable and Non-Invasive: The iTero Scanner eliminates the need for traditional impression materials, which can be uncomfortable and cause gag reflexes in some patients. It provides a more comfortable and efficient experience.
- Accurate Impressions: The digital impressions created by the iTero Scanner are highly accurate, reducing the risk of inaccuracies that can occur with traditional impressions.
- Shorter Appointments: Digital scanning with the iTero Scanner is usually faster than traditional impressions, making appointments more efficient and reducing chair time.
- Treatment Visualization: The 3D images generated by the scanner allow both the dentist and the patient to visualize the treatment plan more clearly. This enhances communication and helps patients better understand their dental needs.
- Orthodontic Planning: The iTero Scanner is commonly used in orthodontics to create digital models for planning and monitoring orthodontic treatment. It can show patients potential outcomes of braces or clear aligner treatments.
- Restorative Dentistry: In restorative dentistry, the scanner can create digital impressions for crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations, ensuring a precise fit and reducing the need for multiple adjustments.
- Digital Records: The digital scans can be easily stored and accessed in a patient’s electronic record, promoting a paperless and organized dental practice.
- Compatibility: The digital files can be easily shared with other dental specialists, such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and dental laboratories, for collaborative treatment planning.