Revolutionary Orthodontic Treatment
Taking impressions of your teeth is an important part of orthodontic treatment. It allows us to ensure your aligners are perfectly suited to your smile. But putty impressions can be messy and uncomfortable, sometimes taking more than one try.
Advanced dental technology makes your dental visit easier. Our Waterford office is proud to utilize an iTero Element® scanner, which is the simplest way to make impressions on your teeth. Best of all, an iTero scan is quick, clean, and free of bad-tasting putty. Our Michigan dentist provides this advanced technology to help patients in Shelby, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, and the surrounding areas achieve a healthier, straighter smile.
How iTero Makes Your Visit Easier
With iTero technology, scans of your teeth are easier than ever. An iTero scan takes less than ten minutes to complete. iTero scanners have a small wand that Dr. Sheehan will use to scan over each tooth and capture its structure. For each tooth, iTero takes up to 20 pictures a second to create a comprehensive digital image of your mouth. You won’t feel any discomfort during scannings, as the process is noninvasive, and iTero scans require no special preparation. When you come in for your orthodontic consultation, our dentist in Waterford, MI will take scans to examine your teeth.
iTero software works seamlessly alongside Invisalign® treatment to ensure your teeth will be aligned properly. After your scan is finished, it can be sent to an Invisalign lab where your clear aligners will be created.
Digital Software Advantages
As Dr. Sheehan takes more pictures of your teeth, a 3D model will emerge on the iTero screen. iTero camera technology allows us to see a full 3D view of your mouth. You’ll be able to see an image of what your teeth look like and what we want to correct.
We can also show you what your teeth will look like after Invisalign treatment by digitally shifting your teeth around. Rather than wondering what the results of your treatment will be, you’ll be able to instantly see a complete image of your straightened smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the iTero Element Scanner safe?
Yes! Normal use of the iTero scanner presents no danger whatsoever. Unlike traditional x-rays, the scanner doesn’t emit any ionizing radiation, so you can rest assured that the process won’t harm your health.
What are the benefits of the iTero Element Scanner?
iTero technology offers several unique benefits over traditional dental impressions, including:
- Comfort — You won’t have to deal with the messy and unpleasant putty used for dental impressions
- Speed — The whole process is completed in a matter of minutes and you can view your results immediately
- Predictability — You’ll be able to see what your Invisalign results will look like in advance so you can feel confident going into your treatment
Contact Us for Simple, Accurate Treatment
Oakland Family Dental is committed to making your Invisalign treatment as simple as can be. That’s why our expert dentist uses iTero scanners to help patients in Shelby, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, MI as well as the surrounding areas experience a more precise, effective treatment plan.
If you’d like to learn more about our advanced approach to your Invisalign treatment, please schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sheehan by calling our Waterford office at (248) 674-0384. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form by clicking the button to the right, and one of our expert team members will reach out to you instead.