We are excited about some of the new technology we’ve been using in our office, and we want to tell you more about it – it’s the future of braces! If you are currently one of our Invisalign patients, you may have had your teeth scanned with the iTero Element Intraoral Scanner. Sounds like a bit of a “mouth full” doesn’t it?
Basically, this digital scanner creates a unique 3D impression of your teeth, completely eliminating the need for those tray and putty impressions. No more gagging or discomfort! Instead, the iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is a compact, hand-held wand that we run along your teeth to create a perfect 3D digital impression. As we scan your teeth, the 3D impression shows up on our computer screen in real-time, so we are able to start and stop the scanning process as many times as we need to to make adjustments. The entire process can be completed very quickly, resulting in a more comfortable patient experience.
It may sound like science fiction, but the iTero Scanner will improve your treatment and will guarantee that your Invisalign aligners will be more accurate and comfortable. The scanner will help us give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of!
If you can’t tell, we love the iTero Scanner! It has been a game-changer for our patients and is much more comfortable than traditional impressions. We know you’ll agree as well when you start your Invisalign treatment with us! Make an appointment for your iTero scan today!