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Faster Invisalign service with the iTero scanner

Posted on July 27,2018

How this amazing new technology streamlines your dental treatment  

As part of Wickham Terrace Dental’s ongoing investment in the latest dentistry technology, we now have our very own iTero scanner at our Brisbane dental practice. 

This highly advanced equipment is a great help when we’re gathering information about your mouth, teeth and gums in preparation for your Invisalign treatment, or crown and bridge placement. 

Thanks to our new iTero scanner, we can send your detailed information to the Invisalign laboratory in the United States practically instantly, saving a huge amount of time compared to the old way of doing things.

With iTero, your custom aligners can be turned around in just 2 days – instead of 2 weeks! It all adds up to a much more streamlined experience when you choose to get Invisalign treatment from Wickham Terrace Dental. 

How does the iTero scanner work?

With the iTero 3D image sensor we can scan your teeth in no time at all, and then produce a real-time 3D visualisation of the digital scan – ready for you to view on-screen in just minutes.

Our dentists can use the iTero scanner’s Invisalign Outcome Simulator to help you visualise how your teeth may look at the end of your Invisalign treatment. Plus we can show you your current dentition next to your planned final position – so you can get excited about how your new smile will look! 

We can also use the information to track your progress compared to your treatment plan (and even check that you’ve worn your aligners for the right amount of time!) as your teeth move into alignment.

Monitoring your oral health with iTero

With the very detailed information from the iTero scanner, our dentists can monitor any changes that occur in your mouth over time, in great detail.

For example, it can help us diagnose a problem with your gums receding over time; or monitor advancing tooth surface loss if you’re drinking too much soft drink.

If you suffer from teeth grinding at night, the iTero scanner will clearly show the damage to your teeth, allowing us to create a personalised treatment plan to address it in the best way possible. 

Find out more about iTero at Wickham Terrace Dental

If you’d like to know more about how iTero can give you a smoother, more efficient Invisalign treatment, fill out the form here or call our friendly team on 07 3831 3031.

Topics: dentistry technology

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