Enhance Your Smile with Comfort and Ease!
Many orthodontic clients’ say the worst part of having braces is the preparation. Sure, you have to give up some of your favorite foods, like sticky candies or crunchy popcorn, but that’s manageable! The goopy molds, on the other hand, can make anyone think twice before taking the plunge. Some people even say they taste funny.
Dallas Cosmetic Dental in Dallas, TX is bringing in an innovative new approach to how we do braces! Instead of traditional x-rays, cement molds, and uncomfortable photographs of your mouth, we use the iTero Intraoral Element Scanner. With its simple design and powerful technology, we can phase out the old-school methods, making the process faster, easier, and more comfortable for everyone involved!
Are Braces Right For You?
Many patients are unsure if they need orthodontic treatment to correct their dental troubles. In some cases, you can correct misaligned teeth with veneers or crowns. However, for patients with more extreme forms of malocclusion (crooked teeth), orthodontic treatment may help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Here are some hints you might be a good candidate for braces or similar appliances:
- Your mouth is overcrowded, causing the teeth to overlap or grow in crooked.
- You have an overbite that causes your front teeth to press into your gums or cause discomfort.
- Your upper jaw protrudes out over your bottom teeth, causing an over-jet. This positioning can affect your speech and chewing abilities.
- There is spacing between your teeth, sometimes due to smaller or missing teeth.
- Your two front teeth are spaced further apart than average, causing diastema.
- A cross-bite or an underbite, which can both cause your lower teeth to sit incorrectly on your bottom row.
The only way to be sure is to schedule an appointment with a qualified orthodontist!
How the iTero Element Scanner Is Beneficial To Your Treatment
The software allows patients and dentists to get a more accurate reading of your teeth and gums, plus we can send all of this information directly to an orthodontic lab to create your braces. Considering Invisalign braces instead of traditional metal wires? The iTero connects to Invisalign’s labs in just a few seconds. Plus, everything is stored digitally on our servers. This change helps to not only reduces our carbon footprints, making us more eco-friendly but also makes it easier for us to access your information.
The iTero Intraoral Scanner is time-saving, convenient, and portable. Its vibrant, full-color screen and intuitive technology allow you to see what your dentist sees, keeping you in the loop during every step of your orthodontic treatment.
Spend Less Time at the Dentist and More Time Smiling!
Before the introduction of our iTero Element Scanner, there was a string of appointments with dental patients preparing for braces, with the previously mentioned molds. The process could take weeks for the construction of your braces.
Today at Dallas Cosmetic Dental, we put a small wand that fits comfortably into your mouth and it delivers a 360-degree-view. Most of the process can be completed in one appointment. After taking the scans, we send your information wirelessly to the orthodontic lab. They use the scans to make a stereolithographic mold, which is 3D printed and used to create the final set of braces. Dr. Alhadef and patients alike have noticed this technology leads to better fitting applications that deliver better results than ever before!
The scanner allows an experienced dental assistant to take up to 6,000 digital scans of your teeth and gums per second – and in real time. This speed means that the images are available almost immediately after the scanning process, which, by the way, only takes around 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Compared to the hours long, back-to-back appointments usually required for braces, this is an incredible upgrade!
Explore Cutting-Edge Orthodontic Options
Obviously, you don’t always have to have the latest and greatest in technology to receive the treatment you need. But when it comes to our patients comfort precision in care, we will go to all lengths to achieve that. The iTero Digital Scanner delivers an incredible, in-depth look at your dental structure, helping us reach the most comprehensive, precision orthodontic treatments possible today. In addition to braces and Invisalign, we can use this technology to help you with other services, such as crowns or dental implants. Contact us at (214) 817-0647 to learn more about our iTero Scanner and schedule your consultation today!