Itero Element Intraoral Scanner
With the ITero Element Intraoral Scanner you are able to view the simulated results of your treatment on the treatment outcome display unit.
The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is our chairside intraoral scanning unit, providing real-time 3D images of your mouth and teeth, allowing the possibility to view simulated Invisalign outcomes, digital analytics of your mouth, digital impressions of your mouth, and same day restoration placements.
What does it do?
At Coombe Orthodontics, we continue to embrace new technology to provide you with the
fastest, most comfortable, and most effective treatment options. We are pleased to utilize the state-of-the-art iTero Element Intraoral Scanner during treatments to help assist with your procedure. The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner makes it possible to create digital impressions for Invisalign and other orthodontic procedures without the mess or discomfort associated with traditional impression techniques.
Impressions are necessary for us to see the exact position of your teeth and to make a precise treatment plan for Invisalign aligners. The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the putty-filled impression tray that may make you gag. Not only is it more comfortable, but taking a digital scan for your Invisalign ® aligners is quick.
The iTero scanner is simply held over your teeth, where it will quickly and non-intrusively scan all of the individual characteristics of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue to create a highly accurate 3D image that will be digitally saved and sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the creation of your aligners. The images are processed immediately, so you can see images of your teeth on the computer screen right after the scanning is done.
Dr Coombe and our staff are professionally trained to use the iTero Element Intraoral scanner. Patients and staff alike are excited with the ease of this state-of-the art method of impression taking and the amazing images that are generated immediately.
Benefits of the iTero Element Intraoral scanner
- Powder-free, “gag-free” virtual impressions can be seen immediately
- Outcome and treatment option visibilities make discussions with your dentist easier
- Expected outcomes can be seen before treatment commences
- Invisalign patients that started with an iTero Element Intraoral Scanner have seven times fewer fit issues than those starting with traditional impressions.