iTero™ Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort
London Family Orthodontics is proud to offer iTero Digital Impressions for our patients. We said goodbye to goop! Unpleasant putty impressions are a thing of the past with the iTero Digital system!
For our patients who choose Invisalign aligners or LightForce braces, and our patients requiring orthodontic appliances, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan compared to an uncomfortable putty impression is comparable to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.
The iTero Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes. This non-invasive procedure is ideal for patients undergoing treatment with both Invisalign and braces.
How iTero Works
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth. The wand is non-invasive, allowing you to breathe and swallow during the procedure. The accuracy of the handheld wand is first-rate, allowing you to move or adjust during the process. As the orthodontic assistant moves the wand, the large screen allows you to view the iTero 3D image in real-time!
Instead of shipping impressions to the lab to be scanned, the digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab. This 3D model of your mouth can be used with all Invisalign and LightForce services, as well as orthodontic appliances and retainers.
View the video below to learn more about the iTero scanning process:
Benefits of Teeth Scanning
- Eliminates Putty Impressions – increases your comfort in what is traditionally the most invasive procedure in orthodontic care! No more goopy, unpleasant aftertaste, or gagging from traditional impressions.
- Superior Accuracy – no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection with traditional impressions.
- Onscreen Visualization – allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time. The iTero 3D image appears on the screen in real time as the orthodontic assistant scans your mouth!
- Single Use Imaging Shield – to ensure maximum cleanliness.