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What are good and bad things about using 3d imaging to make invisalign?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Duguid
Dr. David Duguid
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many good

Digital 3d scans eliminate the need for uncomfortable & messy impressions otherwise needed for treatment.
The efficiency & accuracy of duplicating your teeth is increased exponentially resulting in better fit of aligners, more effective treatment, & better end results. The 3d scan is instantly uploaded to invisalign reducing turnaround time by half. Bad is may take slightly longer to scan teeth.

In brief: Many good

Digital 3d scans eliminate the need for uncomfortable & messy impressions otherwise needed for treatment.
The efficiency & accuracy of duplicating your teeth is increased exponentially resulting in better fit of aligners, more effective treatment, & better end results. The 3d scan is instantly uploaded to invisalign reducing turnaround time by half. Bad is may take slightly longer to scan teeth.
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

its more comfortable than taking an impression, but the end results are the same

In brief: Not much

its more comfortable than taking an impression, but the end results are the same
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: + / -

The good is improved accuracy and speed of delivery of the case.
The bad is you need to buy 3-d scanner and there is a learning curve.

In brief: + / -

The good is improved accuracy and speed of delivery of the case.
The bad is you need to buy 3-d scanner and there is a learning curve.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: 3d imaging

Request your invisalign provider to present you ClinCheck by Invisalign.
It shows a computerized 3D image of your teeth moving each aligner at the time Then you will know what to expect by each aligner and each step of the treatment. You can see where you started and what you are supposed to look like when you are finished. Your Hollywood smile can be viewed from any angle. Good luck.

In brief: 3d imaging

Request your invisalign provider to present you ClinCheck by Invisalign.
It shows a computerized 3D image of your teeth moving each aligner at the time Then you will know what to expect by each aligner and each step of the treatment. You can see where you started and what you are supposed to look like when you are finished. Your Hollywood smile can be viewed from any angle. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Mark Kurchak
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: All good

3d imaging has been around for awhile.
The technique is amazing and your teeth are aligned so you know what your results will be before you start. The only downside is the cost.

In brief: All good

3d imaging has been around for awhile.
The technique is amazing and your teeth are aligned so you know what your results will be before you start. The only downside is the cost.
Dr. Mark Kurchak
Dr. Mark Kurchak
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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: 3D imaging is great

3d imaging with an itero is great.
No more impressions and putty to set in your mouth. However you have to be patient and be able to open your mouth widely. With 3d imaging you can get the clincheck back much faster. The accuracy is fantastic.

In brief: 3D imaging is great

3d imaging with an itero is great.
No more impressions and putty to set in your mouth. However you have to be patient and be able to open your mouth widely. With 3d imaging you can get the clincheck back much faster. The accuracy is fantastic.
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: Invisalign

I would imagine that the imaging is ct scanning.
This does expose you to a slight dose of radiation. The 3d wizardry is done with software so that its still just one scan - although the slices (images)might be thinner meaning more scanning time but its only one scan and most centers use dose limiting algorithms to minimize radiation exposure.

In brief: Invisalign

I would imagine that the imaging is ct scanning.
This does expose you to a slight dose of radiation. The 3d wizardry is done with software so that its still just one scan - although the slices (images)might be thinner meaning more scanning time but its only one scan and most centers use dose limiting algorithms to minimize radiation exposure.
Dr. Paul Williams
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