You spoke and we heard! As you know, it’s our mission to help you become totally proud of your smile.
The truth is, everyone dreads impressions. You know, those goopy moulds we have to put in your mouth to make cast models. It’s messy. It’s a mouthful. And, for those who have a gag reflex, it can be very unpleasant. Most say – impressions were the worst part of their whole experience in orthodontic treatment!
At South Surrey Smiles, we want your experience in orthodontics to be pleasant and even fun! We always strive to be the best we can be for our patients. To solve the issue of the dreaded impressions, we have upgraded to the latest technology in the industry. We’d like to introduce to you digital dental impressions using the iTero Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Scanner includes intelligent design to help us work smarter. It offers visualization capabilities which are completely outstanding as well as reliable. With automated solutions that detect and remove soft tissue, we can view, everything we need to see. It even features built in controls. With continuous scanning and auto-detecting software, unnecessary steps can be eliminated.
The new iTero digital dental scanner will now replace impressions. Good riddance! The small camera, can take photographs of your teeth – engineered to deliver high precision scans. This will create a digital model within our computer software. It is comfortable and easy for both children as well as adults.
How will we have the models to build your custom appliances? Technology has come such a long way, these digital models can now be printed out of a 3D printer. Colour scanning which allows us to propel forward with extreme accuracy, helps us show patients exactly what we see. The new scanner captures 6000 frames, per second. This makes the quality of treatment we provide, even better and much more precise.
If you have been putting off orthodontic treatment… fear no more. All treatment plans are now eligible for scans. There is no time like the present! Get in touch with our Surrey/White Rock office, and feel better about your smile, right away.
Dr. Lesley Williams is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. She grew up in Victoria, BC with her parents and two sisters.
After being awarded her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1989, Dr. Williams then spent six years as a dentist in general practice before deciding that she wanted to further her education by undertaking three extra years of highly specialized training in orthodontics. With her Masters in Science (Orthodontics) degree under her belt, she went on to sit the Orthodontic Specialty Fellowship exams through the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. To date, her status as an active leader in the orthodontic profession means that she holds the following qualifications and positions:
- Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Former president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (representing 2900 orthodontists from the 4 western Canadian provinces and 8 western American states).
- Active member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.