Category: Invisalign Itero

What is Invisalign Itero and how does it work?

If you are undergoing treatment for Invisalign with Dr Graham Tinkler, you may be familiar with Invisalign Itero in London. Dr Tinkler uses this intraoral scanner instead of traditional impressions to ensure that each patients’ teeth are photographed in detail. The scans developed by Invisalign Itero in London have a dual purpose – on the one hand, they are used as a blueprint for the creation of the bespoke aligners, while on the other, they help Dr Tinkler show his patients how their teeth will look after the completion of the treatment.

Invisalign Itero in London

How does the scanner work?

Invisalign Itero is a small, portable scanner that can fit in most dental practices since it doesn’t require a lot of space. This portable wand is inserted into the patient’s mouth, where it captures hundreds of 3D images every second, assembling them into a very accurate portrayal of the patient’s mouth.

Invisalign Itero in London is very safe to use, doesn’t cause gag reflexes to patients and is very hygienic. Since it is small and rotates inside the mouth, patients won’t feel uncomfortable.

What are the benefits of Invisalign Itero technology?

Until a few years ago, putty impressions to make plaster casts were the only option for the dentist. As dental technology evolved, came many benefits and Invisalign Itero is one of them. This small but powerful scanner can be used for many dental procedures that require precise impressions of the teeth.

Invisalign Itero is clean, quick, accurate and effective. Whereas dentists had to take multiple impressions in the past, now Invisalign Itero is very accurate and will only take a few minutes to produce a detailed, 3D map of the interior of your mouth.

Moreover, Invisalign Itero allows your dentist to show you the effects of your treatment before it’s complete. Knowing how your smile will look can give you extra motivation and boost your self-esteem.

Invisalign Itero in London is waiting for you

If you are interested in Invisalign and you would like to experience the multiple benefits of the 3D, cutting-edge Itero technology, simply give us a call and we will book a complimentary consultation appointment for you.

No more messy impressions with Invisalign Itero in London

Digital scanning is a huge step in teeth straightening technology, since it allows the dentist to have more precise measurements of each patient’s teeth. These scans can be used to create high-quality, personalised aligners and implement detailed treatment plans.

Invisalign Itero in London

Invisalign Itero in London is an important part of Dr Graham Tinkler’s treatment with Invisalign. He was one of the first dentists in London to use this innovative technology; when it comes to Invisalign in London digital scanning is an important part of the overall process.

Impressions before the emergence of Itero

Before digital scanning with Invisalign Itero in London, dentists relied on traditional impressions. In most cases, these impressions were sticky, messy and very uncomfortable. The tray would be pressed against the patient’s teeth and you’d experience a cold sensation. In some cases, these impressions also cause gag reflexes, resulting in choking and coughing. Last but not least, traditional impressions were not practical because they were not always accurate. In some cases, the dentist had to repeat the procedure a few times before they got an accurate impression of the mouth. It is not hard to imagine the anxiety and discomfort that most patients were subjected to with this procedure.

Digital scanning is all about patient comfort

Invisalign Itero in London offers patients a much better experience than traditional impressions for many reasons. For starters, this small, mobile device does not stick to your teeth and gums. Instead, Dr Graham Tinkler will gently and swiftly navigate the small wand over the surface of your teeth and gums. Within seconds, your dentist will have detailed impressions of the inside of your mouth, which can be used for the construction of your bespoke Invisalign aligners.

Scanning with Invisalign Itero does not take a lot of time and most patients do not feel uncomfortable when the wand enters their mouth. Dr Graham Tinkler is really good at making these impressions quick and easy, to ensure that patients do not feel uncomfortable. More impressively, with this scanner, you can have a simulation of how your teeth will look after your Invisalign treatment. Can you think of anything better?

Easy aligner fittings with Invisalign iTero

If you are considering investing in Invisalign clear aligners, we can make the process even easier for you with Invisalign iTero in London. Here at Dr Graham Tinkler BDS and The Invisalign Group, we can use our Invisalign iTero Element Scanner to make your Invisalign experience even better.

Invisalign Itero in London

What is Invisalign iTero?

Normally when being fitted for Invisalign clear aligners, the dentist will use putty to make an impression of your mouth. But with our Invisalign iTero in London, there is no need for messy putty. The Invisalign iTero Element Scanner is a new, advanced impression system that will digitally capture a 3D model of your teeth and gums.

Benefits of using Invisalign iTero in London

The Invisalign iTero system is fast and clean, eliminating the need for putty. Some people have problems with gagging when putty is used, so the iTero Element Scanner can be a preferable solution. You will be able to breathe and swallow normally while the impression is being made, and can even pause the process if you need to.

This new system is not only much faster and more comfortable for you, but it is also very accurate. Patients report that the aligners created using Invisalign iTero are a better fit and more comfortable to wear.

How Invisalign iTero links in with the Invisalign system

By using Invisalign iTero in London, we can easily link the 3D impression into the Invisalign system. The Invisalign Outcome Scanner can create a vision of how your smile could look at the end of the process. At every step of your journey with Invisalign, we use the latest technology to make the whole process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.

Each tiny shift of each tooth is fine-tuned and plotted using specialist software to make sure every step of the alignment process is planned and executed accurately. Your aligners are custom made and trimmed specially to fit along your gum line, making them comfortable to wear as well as efficient.

Come in for a consultation and learn more

If you are considering using Invisalign, call us to book a consultation. We can talk you through the different options, show you how it works and answer any questions.

Treatment made easy with Invisalign Itero in London

In recent years, optical scanning technology has become the norm in dentistry and putty impressions are almost a thing of the past. Treatments such as Invisalign are now made easier due to technological advances such as the Itero scanning device, a powerful, quick and effective intraoral scanner.

Invisalign Itero in London uses laser and optical scanning technology to digitally photograph the interior of the mouth – from the palate to the teeth and the surfaces around the gums. Then, Dr Graham Tinkler uses this information to create a customised treatment plan. These detailed scans are also sent to the Invisalign laboratory where the aligners for each patient are created.

Invisalign Itero in London

Accuracy, flexibility and efficiency in one device

When it comes to tooth impressions,accuracy is essential for the success of Invisalign. Impressions taken with traditional putty are not as detailed as digital impressions, not to mention that they are prone to tearing and destruction. Invisalign Itero in London eliminates these issues by permitting full arch scanning that shows even hidden details, which are essential for the best outcome of the treatment. Moreover, the scanner can be used for more than one treatment that requires detailed impressions of the teeth.

Invisalign Itero in London improves quality of treatment

If you are not convinced that Invisalign Itero is so versatile, you can book an appointment and see for yourself. There are many aspects of Invisalign treatment that this scanner makes easy. From the digitisation of impressions to shorter appointments, Invisalign Itero in London is a device that has revolutionised Invisalign treatment. Moreover, the entire process is very convenient for the patient since scanning does not cause pain or discomfort. Another thing that patient slove about Itero technology is the fact that the scanner can create a preview of how the teeth will look after the treatment – before treatment even starts.

Last but not least, the impressions are so detailed that they can be sent directly to the Invisalign lab for the creation of the customised aligners. There is no need to undergo the same procedure again and again for re-fitting.

We look forward to hearing from you

To learn more about Invisalign Itero in London book a complimentary appointment with Dr Tinkler today.

Supporting nervous patients during teeth straightening

At Graham Tinkler, we welcome all kinds of patients who want to realign their smile and feel better about their teeth. We pride ourselves on being able to tailor our treatment framework to suit the needs of our patients. We see each person as an individual and apply the right support accordingly.

Invisalign Itero in LondonWhen we work with Invisalign, iTero in London is one of the tools we use to make the whole treatment process easier for everyone. Here we will look at how this innovative tooth straightening method and associated equipment can support someone who is nervous or uncertain about how they will feel during their work.

What benefits does Invisalign/ iTero in London offer?

When we work with Invisalign, iTero in London is a scanner that we use when starting treatment. Some people are concerned about the sensations they will feel during the process of being fitted for and wearing their aligners.

If you have a strong gag reflex or you are concerned about the sensation of impression clay in your mouth, you will be pleased to hear these need not concern you when working with iTero. This digital scanning method means that we no longer need to employ the traditional methods of data gathering that bother some patients.

As digital scanning is much more accurate, using iTero also means that your Invisalign aligners will fit better. They should feel comfortable in your mouth and lead to a better overall treatment process.

Once you know what you are aiming for, you are more likely to have a determined and positive outlook on your treatment. iTero allows us to show you the course of your treatment. Not only does this mean that you can track your progress and see how long everything is likely to take, it also means you know what to look forward to. It’s no longer a case of having to rely on an abstract idea of how your smile will ‘look better’, now you can see what the results will be before you even start.

Combing technology with our strong communication and support means we are confident we can work with you at Graham Tinkler if you are a nervous patient.

Get the picture?

If you have always wanted to get your teeth realigned but are not so keen on the process of having great wadges of putty put in your mouth to make impressions of your teeth, then you are in for a very happy surprise.

Here at Graham Tinkler, we no longer rely on dental putty to make measurements of your teeth to turn into Invisalign clear aligners. As one of the UK’s handful of platinum-accredited Invisalign providers, Graham Tinkler invests a lot into his equipment and for some while now has been using a digital scanner to make images of your teeth. The Invisalign Itero in London is a hand-held scanner that obviates the need for putty.

Invisalign Itero in LondonHow the Invisalign Itero in London works

The scanner goes inside your mouth and it takes a couple of minutes to take hundreds of pictures of your teeth. Unlike dental putty, where you have to be able to keep your mouth open while the putty goes in and while it’s hardening, if you need a break from the Invisalign Itero in London, we can pause the scanning and come back to it. You can have as many breaks as you like, which is important if you have a dental phobia or gag easily.

As the scanner goes along, the digital pictures are sent to a nearby screen where they are built in real time into a 3D image of your teeth, gums and jawbone. Once the image is complete, it can be manipulated using another program to show you how your teeth will need to move in order to align properly. This is a very exciting experience for many patients and gives them inspiration to go forward with Invisalign treatment.

With digital images, it won’t be long before treatment can begin as we can ping the digital information over to the Invisalign factory in the US in no time at all, instead of having to wait several days while solid-state impressions are sent by airmail.

Once your aligners are here, we can start you on treatment, which takes a year on average with you wearing them for at least 22 hours a day.

Discover the benefits of the Invisalign Itero in London

A considerable improvement over putty impressions, Invisalign Itero provides increased accuracy for better-fitting Invisalign aligners and other restorations. Intraoral scans made by Invisalign Itero in London are less likely to be rejected since they are made of a combination of high-quality pictures, eliminating the need for messy powder or gag-inducing PVS impression material.

Invisalign Itero in LondonDr Graham Tinkler uses Invisalign Itero in London to improve patient experience and reduce treatment time. Digital scans produced by Invisalign Itero are sent directly to the Invisalign lab, therefore improving communication between the dentist and the patient and enabling quicker, accurate and more effective digital workflows.

Advantages of Invisalign Itero technology

Some of the benefits of Invisalign Itero in London include:

  • Accuracy
  • Comfort
  • Efficiency
  • Innovation
  • Visualisation.

The innovative 3D technology of the Invisalign Itero intraoral scanner ensures that all the contours of the teeth and hard-to-reach areas in the mouth are captured in detail. Moreover, Invisalign Itero technology is less invasive. Patients do not need to undergo preparation for putty impressions, which can be messy, unpredictable and uncomfortable. In addition, Invisalign Itero technology provides a preview of the treatment during every stage.

How does the Invisalign Itero scanner work?

The Invisalign Itero scanner is a large unit that consists of a mobile cart and a lightweight hand-held scanner. The unit has a dedicated wireless router that facilitates the transmission, storage and processing of information from the scanner to the unit. The mobile scanner is used to photograph the patient’s mouth and collect all the data necessary for the treatment preview to be complete.

Optimised and accurate results

Accuracy is an essential component of Invisalign Itero and the reason it was developed in the first place. Traditional impression materials such as plaster make it difficult for dentists to produce accurate impressions due to their unique properties (i.e. sensitivity to temperature, varying shrinkage etc). Itero technology eliminates these issues and helps optimise the final result by combining hundreds of high-quality pictures of the mouth into a single, detailed, 3D scan. Studies have shown that the need for retakes is drastically eliminated with Invisalign Itero, since better images are produced.

Say goodbye to the mess with Invisalign Itero in London

For the sake of our own health, sometimes it’s necessary to go through unpleasant experiences to let the medical professionals do their job. Anyone who’s had a prostate examination, or a smear test can testify to this. We don’t like it, but we know it’s needed, so we bear it.

Invisalign Itero in LondonThe same could be said for dental impressions. This is when the dentist fills the patient’s mouth with a gloopy putty, to get an indentation of their teeth. It doesn’t taste or smell great, there’s a risk some of it might be swallowed and it can cause the patient to gag. There’s also a chance the impressions won’t come out right and the whole thing has to be gone through again.

Here at Graham Tinkler, we’ve found a way to put all that behind us. We use the Invisalign Itero in London to take digital impressions of patients’ teeth, meaning there’s no need for putty.

What is Invisalign Itero in London?

The Itero was developed to take the pinpoint accurate measurements needed to create Invisalign clear braces. It records a 3D image of your teeth and gums, which is then fed into a software programme. This programme uses the information to create a digital treatment plan that has two uses: it provides the Invisalign technicians in the US with the detailed measurements they need to create the pairs of aligners. It also shows a simulation of how your smile will look by the end of the procedure. How’s that for motivation to stick to your treatment plan?

In London, Invisalign Itero is simple and easy to use:

  • it’s a very quick process and only takes a few minutes to complete
  • you don’t have to stay stock still while the scan is taking place, you can sneeze, move or ask to take a break at any point
  • you breathe and swallow as normal.

Get in touch

Want to know more about this exciting technology? Book your free consultation online and find out if Invisalign Itero in London could be the start of straighter and healthier teeth for you. No putty required.

Alignment made easier with Invisalign Itero in London

If one of the things that puts you off having treatments with the dentist is having impressions taken, then you are not alone. It can be quite scary when someone comes at you with a bowl full of purple putty and then starts to jam it all into your mouth.

The body has a built-in fear of suffocation and choking, but for some of us the gag reflex is more sensitive than for others. This can make it particularly hard to endure having impressions made at the dentist, and can even stop some people having treatments that necessitate having impressions made.

Invisalign Itero in LondonIf you are one of those people, and yet you want braces, you might have found yourself in a bit of Catch 22 situation. Well, not anymore with Invisalign Itero in London with renowned Invisalign provider Graham Tinkler.

Invisalign is already well known as a really successful way to straighten teeth that relies on digital technology. The clear aligners are all 3D printed. Now getting the information required can be digital too with Invisalign Itero in London, a handheld scanner that takes the putty and the choking out of getting measured for aligners.

How Invisalign Itero in London works

Graham uses the scanner to measure your teeth. The scanner is linked to a monitor. As the scanner goes slowly around the inside of your mouth, it takes hundreds of measurements of your teeth. These are transferred to the nearby screen, where they are built up, in real time, into a 3D picture of your teeth and gums.

The process takes a few minutes, which can seem like a very long time when you have your mouth open. But, unlike when you are sitting there hoping not to suffocate with a mouth full of dental putty, you can stop the process at any time and have a breather.

Once the scan is complete, the picture on the screen can be manipulated so that you can look at your teeth from any angle. It can also be run through a programme that will show you how your teeth will be moved so that they line up properly.

Evolving dentistry with Invisalign Itero in London

Developments in dental technology have proven beyond a doubt that the future of dentistry is digital. For instance, instead of relying on messy putty impressions, you can now have a complete and detailed model of your teeth created with Invisalign Itero in London. This innovative technology allows Invisalign patients to have accurate teeth impressions made in order to make their aligners for teeth straightening.

Dentist Graham Tinkler is uses Invisalign Itero for all his patients who are undergoing Invisalign treatment in London. Since its introduction to our dental practices, Invisalign Itero in London has led to fewer fit issues and has improved the patient experience considerably.

Invisalign Itero in LondonHow does Invisalign Itero work?

Invisalign Itero is an inter-oral scanner that works by capturing hundreds of pictures of a patient’s mouth in seconds. These images are subsequently reconstructed to form highly detailed dental impressions that are then used to create the Invisalign aligners. Invisalign Itero is incredibly accurate since it can reach every nook and cranny of your mouth, assembling images of them into an accurate 3D impression. Its small and practical shape is ideal as it allows the dentist to reach inside your mouth and rotate the scanner to be sure that every angle is covered. Once the digital image of your teeth is produced with the help of Invisalign Itero in London, Graham Tinkler will use it to devise a customised treatment plan.

What are the benefits of Invisalign Itero?

Invisalign Itero has benefited Invisalign treatment by eliminating the need for traditional impressions that can be less accurate. Moreover, this technology is convenient for patients who are glad to avoid the mess created by putty impressions. Another major benefit of Invisalign Itero is that patients can actually witness the effects of Invisalign in a 3D simulation before they have the treatment. Last but not least, Invisalign Itero can identify important dental issues that could go unnoticed with traditional impressions.

Book a free consultation

If you are interested in Invisalign aligners without the mess associated with traditional impressions, then book a complimentary consultation with Graham Tinkler and experience Invisalign Itero in London.