iTero™ Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort
Dr. Doug Orthodontics is proud to offer iTero Digital Impressions for our patients. Unpleasant putty impressions are a thing of the past with the iTero Digital system!
For all treatments utilizing customized appliances, such as Clear Aligners (Invisalign Clarity Aligners and Vivid aligners), INBRACE lingual braces or even palate expanders and retainers, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan vs a putty impression is comparable to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.
The non-invasive iOC Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes. No unpleasant putty material traditionally associated with taking impressions.
How iTero Works
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, stopping as needed. The wand is non-invasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure. If you need to move or adjust, you can do so – the accuracy of the handheld wand is first-rate. Needing to “re-do” impressions is rare. Plus, you can look at the iTero 3D image on the screen in real-time as the orthodontist moves the wand!
Instead of shipping impressions to the lab to be scanned, the digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab and is available all 3D planning softwares we use, including Invisalign, 3M Clarity and INBRACE systems, almost immediatly. This 3D model of your mouth can be used with all digital planning and lab services – including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, which shows what your new smile might look like after treatment is completed.
View the video below to learn more about the iTero scanning process:
Benefits of Teeth Scanning
*Eliminates Putty Impressions – the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care. No more goopy, unpleasant aftertaste of traditional impressions. An increase in your comfort!
*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. The iTero image appears on the screen as the orthodontist scans your mouth in real time!
*Single Use Imaging Shield – to ensure maximum cleanliness