Digital Dental Impressions
At Owl Orthodontics, we help make choosing an Amherst orthodontist easy! Our practice is widely known in Amherst and the surrounding communities of Williamsville, Clarence, Buffalo, Lancaster-Depew and Grand Island as the place to go for exceptional orthodontic treatment! Our mission is to treat every child, teenager and adult we serve with love and care while at the same time providing them with the highest standard of orthodontic care at a reasonable cost. We offer our patients several types of braces and use the latest available technology to ensure our patients receive the high quality care they deserve.
In the past, when impressions of the teeth were needed in order to make retainers or removable aligners, an orthodontist had no choice but to make molds of the teeth using trays filled with messy and goopy putty-like material. This process was not something most patients looked forward to as it took time to make these messy impressions and the appointments were not the most comfortable to sit through.
At Owl Orthodontics, we make impressions of the teeth digitally using an orthodontic impression system powered by iTero. Using a hand-held digital scanner, we can capture highly accurate 3D digital images of the teeth and bite. This means our patients never have to sit through uncomfortable, messy and goopy impressions that often cause gagging. Using the digital impressions obtained by the iTero scanner, our orthodontists can devise very precise and individualized treatment plans for our Invisalign patients as well as for our patients needing retainers once they’re finished wearing braces or aligners.