Dentistry has never been at a more exciting time when it comes to the rise of technology to help service the needs of the patient. One of the best technological developments is the iTero digital scanner.
iTero enables doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite so adjustments can be made digitally for the use of several important dental procedures. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
With the use of a small, handheld scanner, a dentist scans your teeth and makes sure to capture every angle possible. Once completed, the images are sent to the computer and rendered to create the composite image, which combines all angles to create a 3D model of your teeth. Once the image has loaded, doctors can use this to create everything from an Invisalign mold to crowns, bridges and full tooth implants.
Benefits of iTero Intraoral Scanner
- No gooey mess associated with impression materials
- Breathe and swallow as you normally would
- No unpleasant taste or smell
- View 3D scans onscreen with your orthodontist immediately
- Faster delivery times of your personalized Invisalign® treatment plan
- Allows for a precise fit of Invisalign clear aligners and retainers
- Eliminates the need to retake impressions
The iTero Experience
The Wand: Your orthodontist uses the iTero Element Scanner’s wand to capture images of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue.
The Scan: You and your orthodontist can follow the scanning progress on the screen.
The 3D Model: The completed scan is available as a 3D model that your orthodontist can use to begin planning your Invisalign treatment.
The Invisalign Outcome Simulator : Visualize how your teeth may look after Invisalign treatment. Seeing the “end result” before you decide can take the guesswork out of your decision and put you on the path to the smile you’ve always wanted.