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1007 R.R. 620 S Suite 201

Austin, TX 78734

Ultimate Guide to Invisalign® Excerpt by Dr Jeff Dykes

Recently, Dr Jeff Dykes completed “The Ultimate Guide to Invisalign®,” a guide that shares with patients, parents and teens, and adults, all about the pros and cons of Invisalign® treatment.

Some of the questions that are covered are:

  • Invisalign® vs braces – How do I know which is the right choice for me?
  • How does an orthodontist determine which option will help me best?
  • What does an orthodontist look for first in assessing a patient?
  • How well does Invisalign® work for adult and teens?
  • Cost of Invisalign® vs Braces
  • plus many more!
  • Below is an excerpt from the “Ultimate Guide to Invisalign®,” where Dr Dykes answers “What are the pros and cons of Invisalign® vs traditional braces?”

Invisalign® is usually quicker, more esthetic, uses more gentle forces, has less “emergency” visits, fewer visits required during treatment overall and can offer more control of the teeth, for the Orthodontist, during treatment to allow only specific movements at any one time.

Braces with wires can be uncomfortable on the cheeks initially and can be knocked off if eating something hard. In addition, the braces require more oral hygiene efforts to keep everything free of plaque and more adjustment visits.

However, braces can be more efficient at fixing large vertical discrepancies and during large amounts of space closure, which include movement of the roots of the teeth.

Invisalign® can move the roots of teeth but the treatment is actually faster with braces in this one case.

— End of excerpt —

To download your copy of the “Ultimate Guide to Invisalign®” by Dr Jeff Dykes, just CLICK HERE

Digital Smile Simulations iTero® for Invisalign®

Digital Smile Simulations with iTero® Digital Scanner now available at Lakeway Orthodontics.


Did you know that you can see what your teeth would look like after Invisalign® treatment?

At Lakeway Orthodontics, Dr Dykes uses progressive, state-of-the-art technology, known as the iTero® imaging system that allows him to take a digital impression of your teeth and mouth. This is a highly accurate, digital 3D image of your unique characteristics of the surfaces of your teeth and your gum tissue.

It’s a digital scanner that you’ll barely notice and it works to keep you totally comfortable while delivering a precise image of your entire teeth and gums, all without the traditional, old-school putty-filled impressions trays that makes you gag!

Digital smile simulations with iTero for Invisalign Lakeway Orthodontics Austin TX 512-263-2993

Digital smile simulations with iTero for Invisalign Lakeway Orthodontics Austin TX 512-263-2993

With the iTero® digital scanner, Dr Dykes can get a complete scan of your teeth easily and quickly. With iTero® now available at Lakeway Orthodontics, you receive the following benefits:

  • No gooey, messy impressions anymore
  • No unpleasant taste
  • You can breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan
  • It’s Safe – no exposure to radiation
  • Latest technology – it uses a laser to generate the images
  • You will have a perfect 3D image of your teeth AND
  • A Simulation of what your smile will look like after straightening
  • It’s Accurate – this 3D image scan provides the data for a precise fit for Invisalign® and other orthodontic treatments
  • It eliminates the need to retake impressions multiple times
  • It’s Fast! – Your iTero® scan takes just about 5-10 minutes
  • The iTero 3D digital scan will provide Dr Dykes with the info that will help you understand your current bite functionality and provide information about treatment that may improve your bite and smile

Not only is the iTero® 3D Digital Scanner more comfortable and safer, but taking a digital scan for your Invisalign® aligners or other orthodontic treatments is quick, which allows you to spend less time in our office and more time enjoying your new smile.

We invite you to contact us to schedule a time to come in and experience our new iTero® Scanner and Digital Smile Simulation.