With an iTero™ scanner, your orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth. The iTero scanner ensures an accurate and clear impression, which results in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience.
The iTero scanner can be used for any restorative treatment like crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, inlays or onlays. The scanner is also ideal for specialized orthodontic treatments like Invisalign®.
These digital impressions also let you view your teeth in 3D, which creates a better understanding of your plan during both the consultation and treatment.
How Does it Work?
The iTero scanner uses the latest optical technology to digitally capture the structure of your teeth and gums. The scanner is a compact and easy to use hand-held wand. During the examination and scanning process, it can be started and stopped as needed.
- First, your mouth is scanned through a radiation free laser for about two to three minutes.
- The laser creates a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth, gums and soft tissue structures.
- Then, you will be able to view a 3D model of your teeth on a computer screen.
- After thorough examination of the scans, your orthodontist will determine the course of treatment you require.