June 14, 2018

My experience from the first time I walked through the door has been extremely positive and my teeth have not looked or been this good for many years. My recent treatment (a crown) was carried out with the utmost care and skill and looks great.

Kevin Supple


Riverside Dental is one of the first practices in Norwich to offer the iTero Element Scanner for Invisalign

In this article, we briefly look at what Invisalign is, and how it can help you. We also explain what the Invisalign Itero Element Scanner is and why this is such exciting news for you and our patients at Riverside Dental Norwich.

Firstly what is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is the process of providing one or more clear and removable aligners (Braces). They are made of a specific plastic material called SmartTrack engineered especially for Invisalign treatments. Invisalign is a process that is used to align teeth without invasive measures.

Using a GDC-approved dental material with no BPA or BPS, Latex or Gluten – Your dentist will create a thin, clear and snug fitting dental aligner that it is comfortable and effective. This treatment is more and more popular because it is much less invasive and restrictive than traditional metal braces.

Is Invisalign Painful?

It is not painful to fit or to use, but it can apply pressure to your mouth and teeth in order to encourage straightening. You may be aware of this but it should not be too uncomfortable. Invisalign is virtually inviable, these clear braces, provide a manageable teeth straightening system – you can floss and brush without any difficulty because the aligners can be easily be removed for your daily hygiene routine. READ ABOUT INVISALIGN HERE

What is an iTero Element Scanner?

The iTero scanner is able to quickly and accurately scan your whole mouth in 3D colour, therefore, replacing the need take “messy” impression and moulds. The information is then sent remotely and securely to Invisalign for treatment planning.  The workflow is quick, clean and supremely accurate. Why would you not want to have your treatment planned this way?

What does an iTero Element Scanner do?

what is the iTero Element scanner

We scan your mouth’s changes at the checkup intervals, using the Itero Element Scanner this provides both your dentist and yourself with the ability to timelapse the changes, using the accurate mobile scanner with well trained dental staff means you will get the very best and to the minute results. It takes the images and then digitally stitches them, representing them to illustrate the changes.

Why does this help, patients?

Raising the standards through investment in fantastic training and equipment, because Riverside Dental, is committed to providing you with the leading edge of dental technologies. So, whether you are perfecting your smile, with cosmetic dentistry to remedy an issue or just to give you the confidence to win that promotion – Maybe your getting married? Then we also provide teeth whitening to brighten your new smile.

What now?

Now you need to register your interest by giving us a call or if out of hours, then use the contact form provided on this website and let’s see how we can help you.