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iTero Digital Scanner

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Digital Impressions

The iTero Digital Scanning System uses computer technology to create a digital model of your teeth and soft tissue structures. This technology is highly accurate, allowing your orthodontist to visualize your teeth and jaw from any angle and design the optimum treatment plan for your unique orthodontic needs.

An accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The iOC Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival (gum) structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in just minutes.

How Does It Work?

The iTero Digital Scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. The iTero Digital Scanner utilizes a sleek, intraoral scanning wand that is guided along your teeth by your orthodontist.

The scanner records every detail of your teeth and soft-tissue structures, rendering an instant, precise 3-D model of your teeth. The scan takes approximately 15-20 minutes and uses a radiation-free, infrared laser technology to record your unique dentition. Your digital impression is then displayed on the CAD/CAM screen in real time and color.

Step 1: Scanning

The orthodontic assistant scans the patient‘s dentition and palatal area if required. Our exclusive Invisalign Integration allows us to scan patients for Invisalign services.

Step 2: Immediate Visualization

Model builds in real time, providing immediate feedback for patient and parent consultation.

Step 3: Digital Impression Review

Dr. Hamer reviews the 3-D digital impression for optimal treatment planning.

Step 4: Creation

The scanning data are used for 1) fabrication of your Invisalign aligners, and 2) for quick and accurate bracket placement in custom sets of bonding trays.

Benefits of iTero

  • ELIMINATES IMPRESSIONS, the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care.
  • SUPERIOR ACCURACY with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
  • ONSCREEN VISUALIZATION allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
  • INCREASES PATIENT COMFORT by eliminating the goop and gagging with traditional impressions.
  • SINGLE-USE IMAGING SHIELD ensures maximum cleanliness.

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