At Owl Orthodontics, we continue to embrace new technology to provide you with the fastest, most comfortable, and most effective treatment options. To that end, we are pleased to utilize the state-of-the-art iTero Element Intraoral Scanner. This technology makes it possible to create digital impressions for Invisalign and other orthodontic procedures in just a couple of minutes – without the messy goop or discomfort associated with other impression techniques.
Impressions are necessary for us to see the exact position of your teeth and to make a precise treatment plan for Invisalign teeth aligners. Traditional impression methods could take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Furthermore, some patients experience a problem with gagging or other issues that can make this process uncomfortable. The iTero Element scanner helps to resolve many of those problems.
The new scanner is simply held over your teeth, where it will quickly and non-intrusively scan all sides to create a 3D image that will be digitally saved and sent to an Invisalign lab for the creation of your aligners. The iTero digital scanning process only takes about 2 ½ minutes.
The iTero Element also has a built-in simulator. This allows us to scan your teeth and create a simulation of what your teeth may look like in a straighter, corrected position. This is a great way to evaluate the potential results and see how beautiful your smile can be after treatment.
If you have any questions regarding dental impressions or would like to schedule a free simulator consultation to see how amazing your smile can be, please contact us.