Invisalign is an easy, unobtrusive option for straightening your teeth, especially for adults who want to avoid the appearance of traditional metal braces or teens who want to continue their active lifestyles uninhibited while receiving invisalign treatment.
Some benefits of using Invisalign include:
Looking at a single Invisalign aligner, you may be confused as to how something so simple could straighten your teeth. But the system actually relies on a sequence of several custom-made aligners switched out weekly to accomplish moving teeth into the desired positions.
With Invisalign, the force needed to move the teeth is generated by the flex of the resilient plastic over the teeth. Since each tray can only move the teeth a set amount and at a set speed, the further your teeth need to move to reach their optimal position, the greater the number of aligners you’ll need. Essentially, your teeth begin a position 0. Your first aligner will get you to position 1. You second aligner will take you to position 2, third to position 3, and so on. This process will be repeated until your teeth have completed all the movements predetermined by your dentist.
The iTero Scanner is one of the most exciting advancement in orthodontics. This device uses laser and optical scanning to digitally capture the shape and surfaces of the teeth. By capturing hundreds of thousands of laser points per second, we are able to produce an extremely accurate digital model of your mouth, resulting in better treatment results. The procedure is comfortable, reliable, safe and accurate. Stannard, Studt, & Tironi Dentistry is proud to offer the iTero digital scanner as a convenient, efficient and better alternative to traditional impressions.