One of the things that puts people off of getting their teeth straightened is the discomfort that they expect to experience during the process – starting with the gag-inducing mouthfuls of putty needed to take a mold of their teeth.
Fortunately, the best orthodontists will not only offer the market leading clear aligners, Invisalign, which offer far more comfortable and discreet teeth straightening, but also putty-free impressions of your mouth using quick and highly accurate digital 3D scans.
Thanks to this technology, the team at Brace5, led by Dr Mamutil, has been on a mission to relegate old-school mouth impressions or molds to the history books since it became the first practice in Australia to use the cutting-edge iTero 3D scanner, back in 2011.
By using Invisalign and Digital labs, Brace5 can make aligners and retainers that fit significantly better than those made using traditional mouth molding techniques.
If you’re considering getting your teeth straightened, ask your orthodontist whether they use modern digital scans. If they’re still using old-fashioned putty mouth molds, it’s unlikely that they will be using the most technologically advanced and comfortable processes for the rest of your smile straightening journey.