Creating Orthodontic Aligners With Digital Technology

invisalign alignersIf you have poor alignment, then your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist may recommend treatment with the Invisalign® system. In order to ensure treatment with accuracy and precision, we often use digital scanning technology to design and create your clear braces. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits of clear braces for smiles with misalignment.

The iTero® System

How do we create a set that not only fits comfortably, but also helps reposition your teeth to address misalignment? First, we begin by assessing the cause and extent of your misalignment with a thorough exam. If clear aligners are the best option for your smile, we use iTero® digital scanning technology to take a series of clear and detailed images of your teeth. We examine them to create a 3D model, which we use to design and fabricate the aligners. The process is quick, avoids the need for biting down on molds filled with sticky material, and offers results with greater precision and accuracy.

Invisalign® Treatment

The digital impressions we gather allow us to design and craft a series of aligners that help reposition your teeth and correct misalignment. During the treatment process, you will wear a set for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day. Afterwards, you upgrade to the next in the series as your teeth begin shifting into optimal solutions. The aligners can be removed before meals, so you don’t have to change your diet or avoid certain items as you would with braces. Being removable also means the process of brushing and flossing much easier, so you enjoy better oral health as you obtain a straighter smile.

Long-Term Benefits

Correcting misalignment often removes areas for food particles to become lodged and broken down by bacteria, as a result lowering the overall risks of tooth decay and gum disease. Correcting your uneven teeth also improves bite balance and remove strain on the jaw joints, lowering the overall risks of issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You also obtain a stunning smile that will inspire confidence and help you make a great first impression! If you have any questions about correcting misalignment and improving the health and beauty of your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to help you improve your smile!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy straighter teeth with a series of clear aligners. For more information on about fixing poor alignment with a series of comfortable and barely visible aligners, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.