Clear Aligner 3D Teeth Scans | Everything you need to know


We've answered the most common questions about 3D teeth scans with Wondersmile.


The 3D scan is one of the most exciting parts of the clear aligner journey to straighter teeth. It's here that we capture your teeth digitally, and are able to show you a 3D model of how your teeth will straighten during the course of your treatment. Meaning you'll be able to see your results before you start!


Find out more about the scan, from the technology we use to the questions we ask, to the 3D model of your teeth.






How do they scan your teeth for Wondersmile clear aligners?


Using the latest camera technology via an intra-oral digital scanner.

During your Wondersmile teeth scan, thousands of pictures are taken per second of your teeth. These pictures are then stitched together to form a 3D view of your teeth. A 3D digital model of your teeth allows our orthodontists to work with accuracy, precision and ease.



What does a 3D teeth scan with Wondersmile feel like?

Painless. There's no discomfort.

Essentially your Wondersmile scan specialist is taking thousands of pictures of your teeth and moving the 3D teeth scanner around your mouth to ensure all the teeth are captured for the 3D modelling.



What questions will they ask at my Wondersmile 3D scan appointment?


Questions around your current teeth concerns and dental history.

During your consultation, our scan specialist will ask you questions regarding previous dental or orthodontic work. This includes your dental history, for example, if you have crowns, bridges, missing teeth etc. and details about your last dental checkup and clean. They will also want to know your current teeth concerns and any other dental history such as teeth sensitivity, and wisdom teeth.



Do I have to pay for my clear aligner treatment on the spot?


No. You do not have to pay for your clear aligner treatment upfront.

Payment options are available, and our team will be happy to discuss them with you on the day. See how much you could be paying each week with WonderPay here. Exclusive deals and discounts are offered at your appointment. If deemed ineligible for a Wondersmile treatment plan, a full refund applies.



Do I have to come in for regular checkups during my clear aligner treatment?


No. You are not required to come in for monthly checkups while you straighten your teeth.

Technology in teledentistry has come a long way in the past 20 years. Teeth movements are predictable. So, we're able to program these movements into each stage of your aligner treatment plan. And to ensure your teeth straightening progress is on track, our orthodontists will review and monitor monthly photos of your teeth with and without your aligners in.


How long does it take to do a teeth scan with Wondersmile?


The scan itself can be done in as little as 15 minutes.

Your scan and consultation at a Wondersmile clinic takes approximately 30-45 minutes in total. This includes filling in a patient form and answering a series of questions about your dental history. Your scan specialist will also show you what a clear aligner kit is and how the teeth straightening process works with Wondersmile. We'll also take a few teeth photos as well prior to the scan.


After the scan is finished, we'll show you your scan and confirm your teeth concern areas, to ensure we have a clear plan and vision of your teeth straightening goals and main focus.



Which should I choose, Impression Kit or 3D Scan?


Both are convenient options for teeth straightening with clear aligners.

The 3D scan will be your only clinic visit during your treatment. Our scan specialist will be able to clearly capture your teeth and bite, which is then used to determine if you're a candidate for clear aligners. The 3D digital model of your teeth is also used by our orthodontists to design your clear aligner treatment plan.


An Impression Kit is a great alternative if you want to start the teeth straightening process completely from home. We also offer a free video consultation, where one of our impression specialists will guide you through the process.


Remember that the initial part of the teeth straightening journey with Wondersmile is commitment-free and if you’re not eligible for treatment the cost of the kit is fully refunded to you!



What is Wonder Dental?


Wonder Dental in Singapore is owned and operated by Wondersmile.

Offering our professional teeth straightening service at a premium clinic location in Singapore’s most famous retail district, Orchard Road. Wonder Dental allows us to continue to deliver quality clear aligner treatment plans directly to patients with expert care every step of the way. And all our treatments are designed and supervised by our Wonder Dental orthodontist and dental team. Now open for scans.



What if there's not a Wondersmile clinic near me?


Order an Impression Kit.

This is the best option to get clear aligners if you don't live near a Wondersmile clinic. We also offer a free video consultation service with one of our impression specialists, who will be there in real-time to guide you through the process of making your first set of impressions.



Can I scan my teeth at home?


No. However, you can do teeth impressions at home.

It's delivered to your house and comes with an instruction manual and a link to a tutorial.

Wondersmile delivers teeth impression kits across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and Hong Kong.



What happens after my scan?


We'll send you a 3D digital model showing how your teeth will straighten over time.

This means you’ll be able to see your teeth straightening results before you start

Your 3D teeth scan is uploaded to our patient management platform, then our orthodontic design team is able to work off your 3D scans instantly to complete your diagnosis and design your treatment plan using the treatment planning software.



What do people say about Wondersmile 3D teeth scans


Our scan specialists are friendly and professional.

They'll take you through the whole process so you know what to expect on your clear aligner journey with Wondersmile. All your questions will be answered. See why 92% of customers have rated us Excellent on Trustpilot.


Here's what some of our customers have said about their 3D scan experience with Wondersmile:


Great experience I had a great experience at Wondersmile today. The nurse was professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I got to see a 3D scan of my teeth on a large LCD which was amazing, and everything was explained clearly to me. Can't wait to get my new smile. -- Dom Masters, UK November 2021


Great experience in Sydney CBD I had my consultation in Sydney Clinic with Leva. It was a super good experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, great view and extremely professional consultant. I’m very happy and can surely recommend Wondersmile. --Victor H, June 2021



How do I find a Wondersmile clinic near me?


The location page on our website is a great place to start.

Wondersmile has clinics across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Hong Kong and our Wonder Dental clinic in Singapore.