At Coombe Orthodontics, we continue to embrace new technology to provide you with the fastest, most comfortable, and most effective treatment options.
Itero Element Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is our chairside intraoral scanning unit, providing real-time 3D images of your mouth and teeth. This makes it possible to view simulated Invisalign outcomes, digital analytics of your mouth, digital impressions of your mouth, and same day restoration placements.
It also makes it possible to create digital impressions for Invisalign and other orthodontic procedures without the mess or discomfort associated with traditional impression techniques.
How does the iTero scanner work?
The iTero scanner is held over your teeth, where it will quickly and non-intrusively scan all of the individual characteristics of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue to create a highly accurate 3D image that will be digitally saved and sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the creation of your aligners. The images are processed immediately, so you can see images of your teeth on the computer screen right after the scanning is done.
Benefits of the iTero scanner
- Powder-free, “gag-free” virtual impressions can be seen immediately
- Outcome and treatment option visibilities make discussions with your orthodontist easier
- Expected outcomes can be seen before treatment commences
- Invisalign patients who started with an iTero Element Intraoral Scanner have seven times fewer fit issues than those starting with traditional impressions.
VibraPro5 is an innovative orthodontic device that uses high-frequency vibrations to complement your clear aligner therapy. Used for only five minutes per day, the VibraPro5 vibrates gently to help ensure that aligners are fully engaged with secure seating.
Simple and easy to use, all that is required is to bite down on the mouthpiece firmly but gently (no clenching) and press the white button to activate the oscillator. Easy to clean it can also relieve discomfort caused by tooth movement and speed up the time you need to wear your appliance.
Acceledent is a portable electronic hand-held device which can shorten the length of time you spend with your Invisalign, clear or conventional braces. The small, hand-held mouthpiece fits around your existing orthodontics and uses exclusive “SoftPulse technology” to speed up the movement of your teeth.
When fitted into place and activated, AcceleDent’s exclusive soft pulse technology sends gentle micropulses through your jaw to help stimulate blood supply to the area, which in turn speeds up remodelling of the jaw bone. Softpulses are gentle and exert up to 8x less force than a power toothbrush, and in some cases even helps make your orthodontic treatment more comfortable.By using the device for 20 minutes every day, it has been clinically proven to move teeth up to 50% faster than braces alone.
If you want to see results faster, book a consultation with Dr Coombe today and find out how our orthodontic technologies can speed up your results.