Straightening crooked teeth is a delicate process. For your treatment to be successful, your orthodontic braces or aligners need to gradually but gently reposition your crooked teeth to improve their alignment in a way that optimizes your bite function. For this reason, we can often help ensure accurate and precise results for your treatment by designing your Invisalign® clear aligners with the help of advanced iTero® 3D digital imaging technology.
How clear aligners streamline orthodontics
Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to streamline your orthodontic treatment and eliminate the need for traditional braces by utilizing a series of clear, nearly invisible aligners. This helps keep your orthodontic treatment more discreet and more comfortable overall, and can eliminate many of the concerns that come with having brackets and wires bonded to your teeth. The goal of Invisalign® treatment is for each aligner to guide your crooked teeth toward their straighter, proper positions. Each aligner progresses this movement to a certain degree, and the successive aligners continue this movement until your teeth and smile are straight.
The role of digital imaging technology
For clear aligners to accomplish their purpose of straightening crooked teeth, each aligner has to follow a certain phase of a carefully planned path of movement for your teeth. This takes highly precise planning and design, which we accomplish with the use of iTero’s 3D digital imaging technology. The advanced imaging and design technology allow us to digitally measure your teeth and dental ridge, as well as map your dentition and the extent of your tooth misalignment. The software then allows us to plan the most precise and efficient path of movement to correct this misalignment, using the results to design each successive aligner in your treatment.
Benefiting from more precise clear aligners
The benefits of clear aligners are significant when it comes to streamlining your orthodontic treatment experience. Because they’re designed to remain virtually invisible when placed over your teeth, your treatment will remain discreet and nearly unnoticeable to everyone else. The more precise design techniques allowed by iTero® technology also help improve the results of your treatment, and can make Invisalign® a viable option for more patients who require orthodontic correction.
Learn more about digitally designed clear aligners
In addition to the benefits that clear aligners naturally provide, designing your Invisalign® treatment with advanced iTero® digital imaging technology can make your treatment more convenient and precise. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.