3 Ways Intraoral Scanners Can Improve Your Invisalign Treatment

Posted on: 22 July 2021

If you want the utmost comfort and confidence while straightening your teeth, Invisalign braces are the way to go. Of course, as with all types of braces, the better the fit, the more efficiently they'll work. Choosing an orthodontist clinic with an intraoral scanner is a great way to get a perfect fit for your Invisalign, giving you the best straightening result possible at a quick pace. Here's a more in-depth look at three of their benefits.

1. You'll need fewer dental appointments

Getting any braces fitted is a process that often requires several visits to your dentist's office. With an intraoral scanner, however, you'll find your Invisalign treatment gets underway much faster. Since the scanner can create an accurate 3D rendering of the teeth in very little time, your lab will be able to create your Invisalign directly from the pictures with no need for physical impressions, measurements, or fittings. If you live a busy lifestyle, this will make your Invisalign treatment much more convenient.

Plus, fewer dental appointments means less money spent. Whether each visit costs you a separate fee or your dentist bundles the cost of multiple visits into your overall treatment plan, intraoral scanners reduce the cost greatly.

2. You'll get a perfect fit

As mentioned, when it comes to Invisalign or any other type of orthodontic treatment, the fit is the most important factor. A good fit ensures comfort and a job well done with minimal pain or complications along the way. As such, the fitting process will make or break your experience with Invisalign braces. Even a slight mistake while taking impressions or measurements can affect the entire treatment process. Intraoral scanners can render clear, crisp, and precise images of the inside of your mouth down to the smallest details. In turn, Invisalign braces created from these renders will be shaped to fit your mouth perfectly. 

3. You'll be more comfortable

It's common to feel some discomfort when orthodontics take impressions of your mouth for your braces. Some patients gag, others hate the smell or taste of the material, and many with dental anxiety even worry about the material dripping down their throats. If you're concerned about any of these problems, intraoral scanners will help. Intraoral scanners are made up of a computer component attached to a relatively small probe that takes speedy images of your mouth and teeth. This probe is far less invasive than an impression would be with no smell and no worries about anything going down your throat.