From the desk of Stu Harman, our support and coaching expert. In this article Stu presents how one Invisalign provider dentist uses BiteFX software in combination with patient photographs to encourage patients who's condition may be correctd by Invisalign therapy to undergo Invisalign treatment to correct their occlusal issues.
At the time of the patient's initial exam visit, the doctor's dental assistant will take intraoral pictures of the patient's teeth and used them in combination with their BiteFX software to briefly explain to the patient why their teeth look the way they do, and the underlying causes. Her discussion is usually followed by a more detailed consultation with the doctor, who also uses the BiteFX animations in combination with photographs for the more formal discussion with his patient.
To begin, the DA takes intraoral pictures of the problem areas she wanted the patient to see. The picture set will typically included:
- A separate photograph for every tooth in the mouth,
- Facial photographs of the molar/premolar areas if abfractions are visible, and
- Right and left closed mouth occlusion.