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Taking impressions of your teeth is an important part of orthodontic treatment. But putty impressions can be messy and uncomfortable, sometimes taking more than one try.
Advanced dental technology makes your dental visit easier. Our office is proud to utilize an iTero Element® scanner, which is the simplest way to make impressions of your teeth. Best of all, an iTero scan is quick, clean, and free of bad-tasting putty.
How iTero Makes Your Visit Easier
With iTero technology, scans of your teeth are easier than ever. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort as the process is noninvasive, and iTero scans require no special preparation. When you come in for your orthodontic consultation, we’ll 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, they can be sent to an Invisalign lab where your clear aligners will be created.
One Quick, Easy Scan
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.
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. You’ll be able to see a complete image of your straightened smile.
Contact Us for Simple, Accurate Treatment
Oakland Family Dental is committed to making your Invisalign treatment as simple as can be. We use iTero scanners because they’re clean and help us develop accurate treatment plans.To schedule your Invisalign consultation today, call our office at 248-674-0384.
You can also fill out our contact form to request your consultation.
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 emits no 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