Digital Impressions are significantly better than ones taken with PVS, especially for Orthodontics. That's why that vast majority of Orthodontists use digital impressions for all of their cases.
A digital impression produces a better fitting aligner which improves grip, while nearly eliminating rejected impressons and poor trimming of aligners (a problem with PVS due to the detail required for orthodontic records).
Additionally, it's allows for a far better patient experience. Not to mention the cost savings, especially when you have to take multiple full arch PVS impressions to get one that's acceptable for submission.
We HIGHLY recommend sending us digital records because great records are the foundation to a great result.
For that reason, we provide a full records service where we send in a scanning techician equipped with an iTero scanner (made by Align Technology) to take a digital impression of your patient in your office. Our technician will also take the required Invisalign photos and submit your case on DDX. Now that's service!