The second week of August is National Smile Week. Here’s something to smile about: Indy Smiles dental offices in Indianapolis is using a new technology that helps take some of the discomfort out of dental visits. Founded by Zionsville resident Dr. Gary Llewellyn in 1996, Indy Smiles uses state-of-the-art technologies, such as digital x-rays, Invisalign and now iTero, as part of its efforts to give patients a comfortable experience and the best outcome possible. Visit Indy Smiles’ online photo album to view before and after photos of the beautiful smiles Dr. Llewellyn helped create.
Another benefit this digital system has for dental patients is that the impressions made with this digital system are extremely accurate –eliminating the shortcomings and general margins of error associated with impressions made the traditional way. Accurate dental impressions are the major factor in getting the best outcome for patients. Dr. Gary Llewellyn and Dr. Zachary Campano at Indy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will be using the digital impression scanner mostly when making crowns, bridges, implant crowns, and Invisalign Clear Orthodontics.
Dr. Llewellyn has been a “Premier Provider” of Invisalign Clear Braces for over six years. Only the top five percent of clinicians who have achieved an exceptional level of experience in using the Invisalign system are named as Premier Preferred Provider. Unlike traditional braces with wires or metal brackets, the Invisalign system features barely noticeable, removable aligners that gradually move teeth into place. Using Invisalign’s revolutionary clear, removable aligners for straightening teeth, Dr. Llewellyn delivers superior smile experience to patients with crowded, unevenly spaced or crooked teeth.
The Cadent iTero 3D digital dental impression scanner is the latest, state-of-the-art piece of equipment which makes extremely accurate dental impressions and makes the process much more comfortable for patients. No more of the messy goop, which often causes gagging and discomfort among dental patients. The iTero technology was recently purchased by Align Technology, developer of Invisalign Clear Braces. Dentists using this equipment will always have access to the records if the iTero system sustains damage and image records made with this digital scanner are backed up onto a secure server owned and maintained by Cadent.
“Another neat thing is that we can give the patients an idea what their teeth will look like,” Dr. Llewellyn added. “We can actually show patients about a 98% result — the on-screen images of their teeth actually morph, in front of their eyes, into how it will look after the dental procedures are completed.”