iTero Impression Scanner
At Scott 72 Dental, we use our iTero Impression Scanner to plan Invisalign treatment for our patients, and provide an idea of what the results will look like once it's complete.
What is iTero?
The iTero Element Impression Scanner is an intraoral camera. This hand-held device takes highly accurate 3D impressions of patients' bites, without the need for traditional impression materials. It also allows us to make adjustments to treatment in real time, store data digitally, and show patients what their Invisalign results will look like before treatment even begins.
How does it work?
With the ergonomically designed scanning wand, we will scan each quadrant of the jaw. This wand makes it very easy for the dentist to perform this task, and comfortable for the patient, too.
Whole tooth images are captured for an extremely accurate scan, resulting in better fitting Invisalign aligners.
After the quadrant scan, a full bite scan is completed so that the dentist can get an accurate idea of the patient's malocclusion. The complete model is then sent to Align Technologies so that the aligners can be created.
With an iTero scan, the Invisalign Outcome Simulator can be used to create a simulation of how the patient's teeth will look at the conclusion of Invisalign treatment.
Learn More About iTero
See how iTero works with Invisalign.