Scans vs Impressions

We know the importance of accuracy and comfort when it comes to your orthodontic treatment, and we’re always looking for new, improved ways to help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile for life.

With the use of an intraoral camera, we can see every aspect of your teeth and mouth with incredible detail. Plus, thanks to it’s advanced digital technology, you’ll no longer need to undergo a goopy, uncomfortable alginate impression.

An intraoral scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the most advanced 3D imaging technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand that uses a radiation-free laser to render a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.

Through digital software, we will process the scans and create a 3D model of your teeth from which your treatment will be designed.

With intraoral scanning, we ensure:

  • Patient Comfort: Allows us to start, stop, and restart scanning at any time.
  • Accuracy: Accurately captures your bite in real time for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Convenience: No need for traditional alginate (goopy) impressions.

Intraoral scanning ensures better appliance fit with fewer chairside adjustments, meaning you’ll spend less time in our office and more time enjoying your smile. Experience intraoral scanning for yourself during your initial consultation at our Beaver or East Liverpool orthodontic office.