Creating Oral Appliances With iTero® Technology

woodland hills iteroHow do we create custom aligners and appliances, as well as restorations, that transform your oral health and offer better function and beauty? The key is custom-making each one for you, offering personalized care. To do so, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist employs iTero® digital impressions instead of the old school physical molds!

The Downsides of Physical Impressions

At one time, designing any restorations or appliances meant taking a physical dental impression. When you sat down in the chair, we would have to fill a metal mold with a sticky material. While these materials boasted about their flavors, it was usually chalky at best. You would bite down and hold it for several minutes. Often, the process would need to be repeated to get an accurate impression. The process was uncomfortable and provided lackluster results. Fortunately, we went digital a long time ago!

A Digital Alternative

With the digital option, there are no molds or sticky materials at all. Instead, we use the iTero® system. We start by taking a series of photographs of your smile from multiple angles. We do this with a tiny camera at the end of a thin wand, so the images are taken quickly and comfortably. We upload the images into a computer, and combine them to create a detailed digital impression. In a dental lab setting, the impression allows us to design treatment options with precision and accuracy. The process streamlines your treatment, and means you receive your restoration or appliance in a much shorter time frame.

Creating Aligners and More!  

We could use this system to create a series of clear aligners for people undergoing treatment with Invisalign®. With Invisalign®, you correct misalignment without relying on metal braces, as a series of comfortable aligners could take their place. If you suffer from TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), or sleep apnea, then we could craft custom appliances to shift the jaw and ease strain on your joints, providing relief for these common disorders. We could also create crowns, bridges, and implant restorations that maintain a balanced bite and offer a lifelike appearance too.

If you haven’t seen the dentist in a while, then consider scheduling an appointment with us soon. Employing digital technology, we will help you enjoy relief and maintain a more attractive and healthier smile, sometimes in as little as one visit! If you have any questions about the technologies we use, then feel free to give us a call!

Talk To Your Woodland Hills, CA Dentist About Our Technology

We would like to help you obtain a healthier smile with advanced technology and custom appliances and orthodontics. If you would like to find out more about the technologies we use as part of your treatment, contact your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist’s office by calling 818-347-5124.