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Invisalign and Digital Scanning

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Effective and Convenient

In the ever-evolving world of orthodontics, Invisalign has emerged as a revolutionary solution for individuals seeking a discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers a nearly invisible alternative that is both effective and convenient.

Understanding the Invisalign Procedure

The Invisalign treatment process involves a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Unlike conventional braces, these aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, after which you progress to the next set until your teeth are beautifully aligned.

The Importance of Professional Monitoring

While Invisalign aligners are designed to be user-friendly, having a dentist monitor the progress of your treatment is crucial. Regular check-ups ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and allow for any necessary adjustments to be made. Your dentist will be able to address any concerns, track your progress, and provide guidance to ensure the best possible outcome.

Digital Scanning in Moulding Stages

Traditionally, the first step in orthodontic treatment involved taking physical impressions of the teeth using dental mould gel. However, Invisalign has embraced digital innovation, replacing traditional moulds with state-of-the-art digital scanners. This not only eliminates the discomfort associated with traditional moulds but also enhances the accuracy of the impressions.

Digital scanning involves the use of a handheld scanner that captures detailed 3D images of your teeth. This technology allows for a more precise representation of your dental structure, resulting in aligners that are tailored to fit your teeth perfectly. The digital process is not only more comfortable for the patient but also significantly reduces the margin for error in creating the aligners. Erbsville Dental uses the Trios 3 digital scanner which is the only one approved to be used by Invisalign because of proven accuracy.

Erbsville Dental uses the Trios 3 Digital Scanner - Invisalign Approved
Erbsville Dental uses the Trios 3 Digital Scanner – Invisalign Approved

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Aesthetic Appeal: One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign is its nearly invisible appearance. Many individuals prefer this discreet option, especially those who want to avoid the noticeable appearance of traditional braces.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene. You can brush and floss your teeth as usual, reducing the risk of plaque buildup and tooth decay. Additionally, the absence of brackets and wires means fewer visits to the dentist for adjustments.
  • Predictable Results: The use of advanced technology in the moulding stages and the continuous monitoring by a dentist contribute to the predictability of the Invisalign treatment. Patients can have confidence in the expected outcome of their orthodontic journey.

Invisalign and Digital Scanning at Erbsville Dental

Invisalign represents a leap forward in orthodontic care, providing a comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. The combination of digital scanning, custom-made aligners, and professional monitoring by a dentist ensures a personalized and effective treatment plan, making Invisalign an appealing choice for those seeking a modern approach to straightening their teeth.

Dr. Mathews of Erbsville Dental is an Invisalign Provider and registered invisalign dentist. See Dr. Mathews profile page at