Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Toronto Invisalign Orthodontist First to Scan Teeth for Invisalign Patients

Invisalign dental scanner
Being the best Invisalign doctor in Toronto is our goal at your Markham Orthodontist.  That's why we are the first orthodontic office in the GTA to acquire the iOC Invisalign intraoral scanner.  The scanner will allow us to do away with PVS Invisalign impressions that are normally used to created 3-D models of the teeth.  While each one of these machines costs as much as a nice car, MCO Orthodontics decided to purchase two of these to service the more than 100 Invisalign patients that begin treatment with us every year!

The benefits of a 3-D dental scanner:

-no need to have impressions taken, leading to a more comfortable experience and no gagging
-increased accuracy of capture of the teeth
-ability to see the 3-D image of your teeth immediately following the scan
-decreased time required to receive first ClinCheck since models do not need to be created.

The scans generally take between 8-20 minutes, which is comparable to the time required for a full set of impressions.  This is a laser and optic scanner, so there is also no concern about any radiation.  Unlike other scanning systems, no dust is required to coat the teeth.

Our office has 3 days of hand-on training and will begin using the scanner for all Invisalign and Invisalign Teen patients shortly.  We think this is going to really improve the overall Invisalign experience and look forward to helping you smile without braces!

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