The biggest benefit of Invisalign® aligners is that they remain virtually invisible throughout the course of your treatment. For them to work, however, every aligner must be designed and crafted according to highly precise images and measurements of your teeth and dental ridges. To capture those measurements, we utilize the advanced iTero® scanning system, which employs CAD/CAM technology to create highly accurate, 3D digital models of your smile to help your dentist design the most effective Invisalign® treatment plan.
How iTero® Works
Traditionally designing any dental appliance or restoration requires the use of a physical mold that your dentist applies over your upper and lower teeth. While accurate, the mold can often be messy and difficult for patients with sensitive gag reflexes to withstand. By contrast, iTero accomplishes the same goal by taking digital 3D images of your teeth and oral structures from several different angles. By combining the images, the iTero scanner creates a complete digital model that can be used to digitally design the paths of movement that your aligners will have to guide your teeth through.
The Benefits of iTero®
Digital scanning means no mess and no gag reflex, but it also means much faster and more accurate treatment planning. The technology also allows your dentist to create a projected model of what your smile will look like after you’ve completed treatment, so you know what to look forward to. This helps ensure the success of Invisalign® orthodontic treatment before you even receive your aligners.
Visit Us in Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Arjang Naminik, Dr. Ken Hirsch, and Dr. Moeiz Koshki combine a wide range of expertise to provide all of our patients with comprehensive dental health care in a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment. To take advantage of our services, 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.