When it comes to orthodontic treatment at Anglia Orthodontics, we want the very best results for our patients. To achieve them we need to start with the very best impressions. Fortunately, we have the technology to get them.
At Anglia Orthodontics, we create a bespoke treatment plan for each of our patients. But our tailor made services don't stop there. Once you have decided to embark on treatment, we'll make sure the appliance you have chosen - whether it be braces of Invisalign aligners - is custom-made for you. However, to create these custom-made appliances, we first need to take impressions of your teeth.
Impressions give us an exact image of your teeth, showing us where they are sitting at the moment and helping us to identify any orthodontic problems. Once upon a time, these impressions were taken using sticky orthodontic cement. Nowadays, they are taken using state-of-the-art technology, like the iTero Element IntraOral scanner.
the iTero scanner?
The iTero Element IntraOral scanner is a handheld, digital scanner that allows us to get a precise impression of your teeth. Made up of a small, wand-like device, we are able to capture a 3D model of your teeth and gums. The images the scanner creates can be viewed immediately on a computer screen so you can see the exact positions of your teeth and gums and what needs to be moved into position.
As we operate the digital scanner, we will move it carefully around your mouth to ensure we get a full picture. But because the device is nice and small, this process won't cause any discomfort. You can still swallow, or even sneeze, during the process!
Once the 3D models have been captured, we'll use these to custom-make your orthodontic appliances to get you the very best result possible.
Precise impressions for
The iTero Element IntraOral scanner is particularly effective with the Invisalign method. The impressions we take with the scanner can be inserted into the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your teeth will look like after you have finished Invisalign treatment. This means you can see the results of your treatment before you've even started. In other words, the iTero Element IntraOral scanner allows you to see into the future!
Find out more about the benefits of the iTero Element IntraOral scanner by booking a free consultation with the team at Anglia Orthodontics.