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What Are Good And Bad Things About Using 3 D Imaging To Make Invisalign
Mostly good: Hi matt. I have to agree with most of the dentists who did respond. The itero scanner is fantastic for accuracy and scanning is the wave of the future. It allows for better fitting aligners. Like some other dentists have said, it does require a learning curve but once mastered it's amazing. The cost of a scanner to the practitioner is inhibitory. Another negative is it's a mouthful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are clear plastic trays designed to tip your teeth into improved alignment. They are extremely esthetic, and must be worn >22 hours/day to be effective. They are not a braces substitute, are only about 60% as effective, take longer, are more expensive, and don't provide as much post-treatment stability. See an Orthodontic ...Read more
Options: Bad breath may have many different causes including post-nasal drip, accumulated food and plaque on teeth and tongue, medications, etc. It's probably obvious that you need to brush your teeth, tongue, and invisalign. If that is not enough, ask your orthodontic specialist for additional advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Galileo 3d imaging - would this type of X-ray be able to show if I have floss trapped under my all ceramic crown? It's definitely not retraction cord.
No: A conebeam ct is very good at hard tissue contrasting. Floss will not show up on this any more than a regular dental x-ray. ...Read more
Do you think that a doctor that uses a 3d imaging system, such as, vectra xt, would help a patient visualize the results of an ultherapy procedure?
Maybe: 3-d imaging alters your photo to simulate an improvement it is dependent on the technique that is used to morph your photo. I find using real patients before and afters show real results and you can judge if the improvement you see is worth the cost and recovery time of the procedure. ...Read more
Can you tell me the name of the state-of-the-art test that will inform the radiologist of any cervical stenosis, or not? Maybe a 3d imaging system?
The dentist said I am a candidate for two ll implants with just enough bone after 3d imaging.I asked of bone quality.He later said forget implants.(?)
2ND OPINION: It is strongly advised to have a cat scan or cone beam study prior to any dental implant placement to have an idea how much solid bone left and to locate where the implant will be placed to avoid impinging nerves .May be it is too close to the nerve canal .Please get a second opinion. ...Read more
What are the risks of having an upper back tooth implant if there no need for a sinus lift and if 3d imaging is used to view area? Consult very soon.
Few to consider: As with any invasive dental procedure, there are many risks of post treatment infection, as the mouth is a wonderful host to bacteria. Proper hygiene and home care are paramount to the long term stability of the implant. Failure rates have dropped considerably over the years, however, it can still happen. 3d imaging is great for evaluation, and it may be found that u need a graft for support. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contraindication: Invisalign works best when all secondary teeth (permanent teeth) have erupted. Not sure if this is the case for the patient in question, but even if it is, compliance in wearing the aligners may be difficult at that age. Consult with an orthodontist regarding traditional orthodontic brackets and wires. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.
Braces better: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear aligner a can produce amazing results, but can't "finish" as well as braces, so post-Rx stability not as good. Aligner a usually more expensive because of lab costs. More important than the appliance is training, skill, & experience. See s fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for highest level of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Invisalign Provider: Usually, good candidates for Invisalign are patients who have healthy teeth and gums and have teeth that are moderately crooked or misaligned. The fact is that only a trained Invisalign Provider (dentist, orthodontist) can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers