How Digital Scanning Affects Your Invisalign Treatment

When you use Invisalign aligners instead of traditional metal braces to fix your uneven smile, you can be relieved to start an orthodontic treatment that will not interfere with your appearance. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to help you address gaps, overlaps, and other problems with smile alignment by using clear aligners to move teeth into better positions. Detailed planning is an important part of your procedure. Thanks to our iTero digital scanner, we can gather detailed measurements of your teeth and bite to use for planning your procedure. With these measurements, we can provide you with customized appliances that can lead to both cosmetic and oral health improvements.

What Invisalign Treatment Can Do For You

Invisalign treatment fixes teeth that are not in proper alignment. Instead of asking you to wear metal braces for an extended period of time, we will instead rely on a series of aligners that are removable to fix trouble with malocclusion. It is important to carefully plan treatment with Invisalign. In the past, patients preparing for orthodontic treatment would have to bite into a plaster mold to create a model of their teeth and bite. Our iTero digital scanner is a more comfortable alternative to this, but it can also provide remarkably detailed images to use to plan your aligners.

Using The iTero Digital Scanner To Plan Your Procedure

We will take a series of 3D images of your teeth and oral structures when we start planning your Invisalign adjustment. With those images, we can gather more precise and clear details than a manual mold will provide. Once we have the images we need, we can begin to determine how your Invisalign aligners should be designed, and how we can best move your teeth into better positions.

Are There Other Treatment Options To Address Malocclusion?

At the end of your smile adjustment, you can be delighted to see that your smile appears more symmetrical, that certain awkward gaps and overlaps are not present, and that you generally feel more comfortable with the way you look. What you should know is that in some cases, we can actually recommend a different cosmetic dental procedure to address spacing problems. For those patients who qualify, we can cap awkward or uneven teeth with shells that hide problems with spacing. When in place, they also provide coverage for dental damage, shape and size flaws, and discoloration. For people affected by internal tooth discoloration, veneers can also be an attractive alternative to teeth whitening treatment.

Talk To Your Santa Monica, CA Dentist About Invisalign

Santa Monica Dental Arts is ready to take on problems with your smile! Through Invisalign treatment, we can give you more confidence in the way you look by fixing problems with gaps and overlaps. To find out more, please call our dental office in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.