Impressions are truly a thing of the past at Bandeen Orthodontics of Battle Creek
At Bandeen Orthodontics of Battle Creek, we have eliminated impressions by using a mouth scanner. It is not an x-ray!
With a mouth scanner, light is bounced off of the teeth and captured in the wand to generate a 3D computer model of your teeth without the need for gooey impression materials. Once we have a 3D computer model of your teeth, we can it for (1) your custom treatment plans with Insignia or with Invisalign or (2) we can even print the models on our 3D printers in order to make your retainers! Printing the computer models only takes about an hour and is done right in our office.
The same process of taking a scan an printing the models allows us to make appliances like bite splints/night guards or sleep apnea/snoring mouth appliances like the B-Fit sleep! Learn more about sleep apnea/snoring treatment by clicking here.