What does iTero do?
The iTero Element Impression Scanner is an intraoral camera. that is able to take highly accurate 3D impressions of patients' bites.
This technology allows us to make treatment adjustments in real-time, store data digitally, and show patients what their Invisalign results could look like before treatment even begins.
How does it work?
The scanning process involves first scanning each quadrant of the jaw using the ergonomically designed scanning wand. The wand has been designed to be comfortable for the patient and easy for the dentist to use, too.
Images are captured of each individual tooth in order to provide an extremely accurate image of how your teeth are positioned in relation to each other.
After the quadrant scan, a full bite scan is also completed so that the dentist can get an accurate idea of the patient's malocclusion in context. The complete model with all the scan images is then sent to Align Technologies so that the patient's custom aligners can be created.
Another feature of iTero is that it allows us to use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to create a simulation of how the patient's teeth may look at the conclusion of Invisalign treatment.