What is The iTero Scanner?
At Westside Orthodontics we have made Invisalign® treatment even easier and more proficient with the use of our latest iTero Digital Impression Scanner. This state-of-the-art technology allows our well trained technicians to take accurate 3D digital images of your mouth. By taking these scans we eliminate the need for impressions as well as expediting the process of starting your Invisalign treatment. The iTero scanner is all about patient comfort. It delivers a digital impression that is much more accurate than a routine dental impression. The iTero scanner does not expose our patients to any sort of radiation and is completely safe. The best part is that the iTero scanner is fast and accurate. Your Invisalign Clear Aligner treatment is expedited and the fit of your aligners is far superior than when made with traditional impressions.
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 our doctors begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. 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, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®. Our expertise, coupled with the use of our updated technology gives you the best possible outcome with your Invisalign treatment.