Having a wonky set of teeth is far from uncommon. Many people endure a smile they are not happy with and it can be a burden that is difficult to bear. Thanks to the wonders of today’s advances in dental technology, getting a straight set of teeth could not be easier. Introducing the iTero Element Scanner, 3D scanning equipment that has greatly improved teeth straightening treatment with Invisalign clear braces in London. Invisalign iTero is a digital scanning system that takes away the need for gloopy putty when measuring up patients for braces. With Invisalign iTero in London, dentists can quickly see a detailed 3D model of their patients teeth and gums. No fuss, no mess. Patients can also instantly see what progress they can make with their teeth, as the iTero display will show patients an image of where there teeth will be after going through their Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign invisible braces and iTero technology
Invisalign braces offer patients a removable, discreet option for teeth straightening. Patients looking to get their teeth straightened with the help of Invisalign iTero in London can choose a dentist such as Graham Tinkler, one of the UK’s most experienced Invisalign dentists.
Invisalign braces comprise thin clear plastic aligners. Invisalign uses a set of these clear aligners one after another to achieve their final result of straighter teeth. Each set of aligners should be worn for one to two weeks and takes the patient one step closer to a healthier smile.
The first step is scanning the patients teeth. During scanning, patients can breathe and swallow as normal. They can even request to take a break during the scan. The scanner produces a 3D model of the teeth and the Invisalign Outcome Simulator shows patients how their new smile might look.
Why get straighter teeth?
There are many downsides to misaligned teeth:
- Problems with eating because teeth don’t function correctly;
- Bad breath due to food and bacteria getting trapped in hard to reach areas;
- Higher than usual risk of gum disease and decay;
- Increased rate of tooth erosion;
- Jaw pain and headaches.
Straighter teeth can help prevent or reduce all of these.