No more traditional impressions!! Using the iTero Element scanner, Drs. Louie and Mah and their team can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. Drs. Louie and Mah have invested in the most current technology so that they are able to provide the most comfortable and accurate digital impressions for our patients in as little as two or three minutes!
The digital scanner takes hundreds if not thousands of pictures of your teeth through a specialized camera. The highly specialized software is able to compile these images into a highly accurate 3-dimensional model.
The old technique of taking impressions is unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero Element scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
How Does it Work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once your orthodontist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.
Your mouth is scanned with an optical camera, without any radiation. In as little as two to three minutes, the camera renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and gums. In our office, the iTero scanner is used for all pre-treatment records, fabrication of some appliances, fabrication of retainers, and Invisalign treatment.
One special feature of the iTero Element scanner is the ability to deliver an IMMEDIATE simulation of what your teeth will likely look like at the end of treatment!! What an amazing way to get to see what your result will be!!