At the office of Dr. Styrt, we continually seek out new ways to improve our patients’ experiences by investing in the latest technologies. We offer the iTero™ digital scanner which replaces the need for the traditional impression process with computerized 3-D digital scanning.
Our patients enjoy the iTero™ system because there is no need for taking traditional impressions which may cause gagging in some patients. Instead with the digital scanning system, this precise 3D image ensures the highest quality replication of the mouth for better treatment planning and best appliance fit. Because impressions are digital and can be submitted directly to Invisalign, it shortens the time patients must wait to begin the process of creating that beautiful smile.
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 a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.