Here is a short time-lapse video of Dr. Jack having digital Invisalign impressions taken by one of our fantastic assistants.
We prefer this method to the traditional goopy impression techniques as it is more comfortable for our patients- especially for patients with bad gag reflexes. Within 10-20 minutes the impressions are completed and refined, and then they are uploaded to Invisalign.
Invisalign then creates a digital treatment plan, called a ClinChek, which allows the dentist to preview the estimated final bite and smile. It also allows the dentist to estimate the length of treatment and the number of trays or aligners. The Clinchek will often be adjusted multiple times prior to final approval, but once approved it takes about a week for the trays or aligners to be fabricated and shipped to the clinic.
It is a very neat process! Call us (780-986-6255), email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit us if you have any questions!
p.s. This digital impression technique can also be used for crowns, dentures, night guards, and snoring appliances!