It’s in the impression they make!
When you decide to undertake treatment with invisible braces, you may be understandably curious as to how the aligners are created and what the entire process of having them fitted involves.
As more modern brace systems differ so drastically from traditional orthodontic aligners, the process of creating them to fit your mouth perfectly involves more sophisticated technology and a wider variety of tests.
If you want to be a bit more knowledgeable about the procedure of creating an invisible brace before you are in the dentist’s chair, read on!
Want to make a good impression?
When many people think about dental procedures that involve taking measurements of the teeth, they immediately think of biting down hard onto a dental clay that is smeared over 2 oversized oral plates.
While this used to be the standard way for dentists to gain an accurate measurement, it did not come without its drawbacks; unpleasant aftertaste, inaccurate measurements and of course, the gooey clay mixture becoming stuck between teeth, not a great look to leave the dental practice with!
Depending on which type of invisible aligner you decide to try, there are different types of 3-D scanners used to take a more detailed image of the inside of your mouth, such as the Invisalign iTero in London.
Benefits of 3-D scanners in cosmetic braces
Cosmetic braces can realign a slightly misaligned bite but are primarily designed to move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position. Of course, you don’t want to end up with a worse looking smile after wearing a cosmetic brace, so dentists have devised 3-D scanners and computer technology to help create a more predictable outcome.
No gagging or residue
The world-famous Invisalign iTero in London is a sophisticated 3-D scanner that allows your dentist to bypass the need for uncomfortable impressions, without causing you to gag or worry about residue.
This 3-D scanner creates a digital impression of your teeth through scans in a faster time than traditional impression making kits, allowing your cosmetic dental work to begin sooner.
Traditionally, impressions of teeth would need to be sent away to a dental laboratory to create a fitted brace; now, many dental surgeries can make your custom-fitted brace in the surgery!
Better predictive outcome
When undergoing any cosmetic procedure, people are eager to see what the end result will be before the treatment has started. Of course, you will have an image in your mind of how you want your teeth to look post brace treatment, which you will need to discuss with your dentist.
While final outcomes used to be tough to predict in dentistry, the use of 3-D scanners and specialised computer software enables dental teams to create more accurate predictions of how your teeth will look when the treatment is completed.
The images these dental scanners create will enable you to see how your teeth will move throughout the treatment, allowing you to mentally prepare for each stage, meaning no nasty surprises to worry about!