Improve Your Dental Experience with the iTero® Scanner
Your comfort is of utmost priority to us at de Man & Höediono Dentistry. We use the latest dental innovations to make each of your visits easy and productive.
Straightening teeth used to require messy powders and other materials. Taking an impression of your teeth can feel uncomfortable and this can affect the fit and accuracy of your oral device.
With the iTero Element® Intraoral Scanner, taking precise images of your mouth is as simple as using a handheld wand.
What is the iTero Element® Intraoral Scanner?
The iTero Element® Intraoral Scanner allows your dentist or orthodontist to provide you with enhanced dental care. It's a digital imaging technology that scans your mouth and lets you see the results of your orthodontic treatment even before starting it.
How Does it Work?
The iTero® scanner eliminates the need for goopy impressions, making the process easier and more comfortable for patients.
Your dentist uses the iTero® wand to capture accurate images of your mouth. These images are then simultaneously transmitted to the computer monitor. The result is a 3D model of your mouth that can be viewed and adjusted in real-time.
Instead of waiting for the traditional mold to harden, your digital impressions can be sent to the dental lab right away via the internet. This reduces the time needed in producing your final restoration.
The Advantages of theiTero®Scanner
- Increased precision. With the traditional mold, you'll need to stay put and adjust your mouth so your dentist would be able to capture images of your mouth. Because of this, the results may be different from your normal bite. Your dental appliance may also end up fitting poorly. The iTero® scanner helps avoid these issues.
- Better patient experience. If you have dental anxieties or a strong gag reflex, staying in the dental chair for a long period can be stressful. With the help of the iTero® scanner, your treatment time is reduced as it captures images instantly. You can also communicate better with your dentist, helping you to feel more relaxed.
- Interactive capabilities. Your dentist can share the 3D images of your mouth with you so you better understand your oral concerns. You'll be able to see how an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign® may benefit you as treatment outcome is simulated.
- Faster treatment completion. Since the iTero® scanner reduces the need for retakes and provides accurate images, your dental appliance can be completed faster. There's no need to ship your mold as it can be forwarded to the dental lab by the click of a button.
Your dentist will be able to recommend the best orthodontic treatment for the results you're looking to achieve.