The iTero Scanner utilizes advanced intraoral scanning technology to create a virtual replica of the inside of a patient’s mouth. The scanner is a wand-like instrument, equipped with a small camera, which the orthodontist or technician gently guides over the patient’s teeth and gums. The camera/scanner captures thousands of images per second, seamlessly stitching them together to form a 3D model of the patient’s mouth.
The process is quick, painless, and significantly more comfortable than traditional impressions which often involve messy molds and the nauseating sensation of gagging. The resulting 3D model offers precise and detailed information that can be instantly viewed on a computer screen, allowing both the patient and the orthodontist to visualize the treatment plan in real-time.
At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics, the iTero Scanner is an integral part of the diagnostic and treatment process. Here’s how it is used to enhance patient care: