Factors that include errors in tray selection, short working time, patient movement, tearing and deformation of the impression during removal, dimensional stability of the set impression limit the accuracy of traditional impression-making. The iTero scanner does not expose our patients to any sort of radiation and is completely safe and ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience.
The iTero scanner uses the latest optical technology to digitally capture the structure of your teeth and gums. The scanner is a compact and easy to use hand-held wand. During the examination and scanning process stated by your Orthodontist, it can be started and stopped as needed.
- First, your mouth is scanned through a radiation free laser for about two to three minutes.
- The laser creates a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth, gums and soft tissue structures.
- Then, you will be able to view a 3D model of your teeth on a computer screen.
- After thorough examination of the scans, your orthodontist will determine the course of treatment you require.