The benefits of Invisalign® digital impressions

Top technology at your Charlottesville orthodontist

At Charlottesville Orthodontics, our Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads offices are equipped with the latest and most advanced orthodontic equipment, so each of our patients receives the best care and experiences the best treatment results possible. One of the pieces of equipment that makes for a better patient experience at Charlottesville Orthodontics includes the iTero scanner, which our doctors use to take digital impressions of a patient’s mouth when planning Invisalign treatment.

Digital impressions offer numerous advantages over the more traditional method of taking traditional impressions “molds” of a patient’s mouth. Here are a few of those advantages that make undergoing Invisalign treatment with your Zion Crossroads orthodontist easier and more comfortable.

The advantages of Invisalign digital impressions at Charlottesville Orthodontics

  • Patient comfort – Using digital impressions eliminates the need to take physical impressions using messy, goopy impression materials. Many orthodontic patients experience discomfort with gagging when getting traditional impressions or “molds” taken. Digital impressions eliminate all the discomfort for a better patient experience!
  • Better accuracy – With the advanced technology of digital Invisalign impressions, the resulting models of your teeth are more accurate as they cannot be distorted during the impression process. This will allow our doctors to better plan your Invisalign treatment for the best possible results! We can also convert these accurate digital scans to physical models of your teeth to make orthodontic appliances. No more messy goopy impressions!
  • Better Treatment Planning – In addition to using our scanner for Invisalign treatment, our doctors can visualize the patient’s teeth and bite virtually on the computer to diagnose and treatment plan difficult cases, and to simulate possible treatment outcomes.
  • Visualization – With the iTero scanner, our orthodontic team is able to see the digital scan being made so any adjustments can be made immediately if necessary. We can show you virtually what your teeth and bite look like now before orthodontic treatment and a “simulation” of your completed orthodontic treatment with a click of a button. With a digital impression done right the first time, your Invisalign treatment can get underway as soon as possible for a better smile sooner!

Experience the best technology at Charlottesville Orthodontics

If you’d like to learn more about the orthodontic technology we use at our Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads offices, please contact us and we’d love to tell you about all the benefits our equipment can offer. If you’re ready to start orthodontic treatment with us and experience the amazing smile results we can give you with the latest technology, fill out our online appointment request form. We’re ready to provide you with the best orthodontic care that amazing technology and dedicated staff can offer!