iTero Scanner - 3D Digital Impressions
No More Goop, Gagging, or Discomfort!
Let's be honest. The old way of getting impressions was the worst. It tasted terrible. Patients were uncomfortable and gagging. And worse, it often took several attempts to get it right.
With an iTero scanner that is all in the past.
Smile Straight Orthodontics uses the state-of-the-art iTero scanner. With it we are able to take a highly accurate 3D digital impression of your teeth and jaw. This new technology completely eliminates the traditional tray and putty impressions. That gross experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth.
Digital impressions also give us the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
And that could mean a shorter time in braces or Invisalign®.
How Does it Work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once the orthodontic assistant begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. Most patients have no discomfort at all.
Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes. The laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.
Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans throughout your treatment, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.
Many orthodontic practices only use the Itero scanner for Invisalign clear aligner® treatment. But at Smile Straight Orthodontics, we use it for all our patients. We know it is a better, more accurate impression and a more pleasant experience for you.