iTero Scanner™

In the ever-evolving world of orthodontics, technological advancements have played a pivotal role in enhancing our patient’s experiences and treatment outcomes.

The iTero Scanner has been one of the game-changing pieces of technology that Rollins & Petersen uses to approach diagnosis, treatment planning, and progress monitoring.

What is an iTero Scanner?

The iTero Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital imaging device designed to capture highly detailed, three-dimensional renderings of a patient’s teeth and gums. It eliminates the need for traditional, uncomfortable impression molds and streamlines the process of data collection, analysis, and treatment planning for our orthodontist.

How Does the iTero Scanner Work?

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.

The Benefits of the iTero Scanner™

Accuracy

The iTero Scanner is renowned for its unparalleled accuracy. It captures the tiniest details of a patient’s teeth and gums, making it an invaluable tool for crafting personalized treatment plans and closely monitoring progress. This precision ensures that each treatment is tailor-made to meet the unique needs of our patients, ultimately leading to better results.

Comfort

Say goodbye to the discomfort and anxiety often associated with traditional impression molds. The iTero Scanner’s non-invasive, touchless process offers significant relief, especially to those who may be a bit nervous about orthodontic treatment. Your comfort is our priority at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics.

Efficiency

In just a matter of minutes, our experienced orthodontists can generate a highly accurate 3D model of your teeth, minimizing your time in the chair and fast-tracking the treatment planning phase. Your journey to a stunning smile is as efficient as it is effective.

Enhanced Communication

With the iTero Scanner, our orthodontists can communicate more effectively with their patients. The 3D model serves as a crystal-clear visual representation of your treatment plan, ensuring you have a full understanding of the process and what to expect. We’re here to ensure you’re informed and confident every step of the way.

How the iTero Scanner is Used at Rollins & Petersen

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:

1. Initial Assessment

During the initial consultation at Rollins & Petersen, you will experience the ease and comfort of the iTero Scanner. The scanner creates a 3D model of your teeth and gums, allowing the orthodontist to assess your unique orthodontic needs and create an individualized treatment plan.

2. Treatment Planning

The digital impressions provided by the iTero Scanner serve as the foundation for the personalized treatment plans our orthodontists create for you. Orthodontists at Rollins & Petersen use the digital model to create custom aligners (like Invisalign), braces, or other orthodontic appliances, guaranteeing a perfect fit and optimized treatment results.

3. Progress Monitoring

As your orthodontic journey progresses, the iTero Scanner will continue to be used to check on your progress. Periodic scans help the orthodontist track treatment progress and make any necessary adjustments