Imagine a dental experience with enhanced comfort, improved accuracy, and faster treatment processes. iTero Intraoral Scanners offer all these benefits and more, revolutionizing the world of dentistry. In this blog post, we will explore the ins and outs of iTero scanners and their numerous applications in dental treatments.

Here it is in action with a real-live patient at Pier Dental Centre:

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

  • iTero scanners provide enhanced accuracy, precision and patient comfort compared to traditional methods. No more sticky impressions!

  • iTero scanners streamline the treatment process with real-time digital images, reduce appointment times by up to 33 minutes and facilitate communication between patients & dental professionals.

  • The use of iTero technology enhances the overall patient experience in dentistry through improved outcomes and greater efficiency.

Understanding iTero Intraoral Scanners

A picture of an iTero Intraoral Scanner

The realm of dentistry has been transformed by the introduction of iTero Intraoral Scanners. These sophisticated dental technology devices capture 3D images of teeth in just minutes, providing accurate iTero intraoral scans. iTero scanners use a low-power laser or LED light to swiftly and comfortably scan the surface of teeth and gums, creating three-dimensional dental images.

The initial iTero intraoral scanner was released in 2007, and since then, its technology has continued to evolve and improve, with the iTero Element intraoral scanner being one such example.

What is an iTero Scanner?

An iTero scanner is a cutting-edge digital device that produces precise dental impressions, efficiently detecting irregularities such as misalignment and erosion. The scanner operates with a small wand that is maneuvered around the patient’s mouth, swiftly creating a comprehensive 3D dental impression by the dentist or hygienist. After obtaining the iTero scans, they are electronically transmitted to Align Technology, the provider of personalized aligners known as Invisalign®.

The iTero scanner employs specialized digital camera technology to rapidly scan teeth and create high-definition 3D images. This means no more messy, sticky, uncomfortable traditional dental impressions – iTero scanners provide an efficient, accurate, and comfortable alternative for both patients and dental professionals.

The Advantages of iTero Scans Over Traditional Methods

The advantages of iTero scanners are numerous compared to traditional dental impressions, including increased patient comfort, greater accuracy and precision, and a more efficient treatment process. By taking impressions with iTero scanners, patients are spared the discomfort of traditional dental impressions, making for a more pleasant experience.

These benefits enhance patient experience and also lead to better treatment outcomes due to the detailed scans from iTero scanners. These scans enable dental professionals to accurately plan and execute treatments. This, in turn, leads to more effective and successful dental treatments for patients.

Enhanced Patient Comfort

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