DEXIS™ Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort

Schwartz Orthodontics in Algonquin, IL is proud to offer Dexis Digital Impressions for our patients. Unpleasant putty impressions are a thing of the past.

For patients who are candidates for clear aligners, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the Dexis scan vs a putty impression is like to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.

The iOC Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes. This non-invasive procedure is ideal for patients undergoing treatment with clear aligners. No unpleasant putty material traditionally associated with taking impressions, it’s faster, more accurate, and much more comfortable for you!

How DEXIS Works

The Dexis handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, stopping as needed. The wand is non-invasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure. If you need to move or adjust, you can do so – the accuracy of the handheld wand is first-rate. Needing to “re-do” impressions is rare. Plus, you can look at the Dexis 3D image on the screen in real-time as Dr. Schwartz moves the wand!

Instead of shipping impressions to the lab to be scanned, the digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab and is available in the Clincheck system the very next day. This 3D model of your mouth can be used with all Invisalign and Spark services – including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, which shows what your new smile might look like after treatment is completed.

Benefits of Teeth Scanning

*Eliminates Putty Impressions – the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care. No more goopy, unpleasant aftertaste of traditional impressions.
*Superior Accuracy – with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection, digital impressions are many times more accurate than traditional.
*Onscreen Visualization – allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time. The Dexis image appears on the screen as the orthodontist scans your mouth in real-time!