What is an iTero Intraoral Scanner?itero-element

When we use iTero for digital scanning, we capture 3D images in a matter of minutes. This technology is user-friendly for both our dental office staff and our patients.

It’s a simple process to gather the digital images: a wand is moved around the patient’s mouth, capturing thousands of frames per second. Next, the computer system pieces the images together to create a 3D image of the entire mouth. Since the wands are compact, it’s easy to digitize the hard-to-reach areas in the back of the mouth.

The information from a 3D scan offers much more detail than what we can get with a 2D scan. Then, the intraoral scans are used to create dental models when a patient gets retainers, appliances, etc. Additionally, these scans are helpful for diagnosing certain issues and designing optimal treatment plans.

Benefits of iTero Intraoral Scanners

Why are we proud to offer iTero in our office? Here are some of the benefits that you can enjoy from this technology:

  • Speed: Gone are the days when we need to send physical molds to the lab. Instead, iTero speeds up the treatment process for creating retainers, aligners, and appliance treatments. This technology enables full mouth scans in as little as 2 minutes, saving time during the dental appointment.
  • Reliability: Digital scanning is more reliable compared to the old methods used before digital imaging was available. This reliability gives you peace of mind to know that you are receiving quality treatments.
  • Results: The precision enabled through this technology means that you can expect excellent results for your treatments. The goal is to create retainers, aligners, and appliances that fit your mouth perfectly, giving you an optimal outcome to improve your smile.
  • Connection: This technology can connect to third-party providers, such as orthodontic labs, Invisalign, and our in house aligner software.
  • Time Lapse: iTero is also a great way to compare records over a specific period of time. We can see changes in the gumlines, as well as movements in the jaw and tooth wear.