Innumerable individuals have opted for Invisalign, the famous alternative to braces that allows for discreet, comfortable tooth realignment. An integral step in the Invisalign process involves oral observation and analysis, and this is where the iTero scanner comes into play. This esteemed device is revolutionizing dental and orthodontic practices the world over. At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics, we encourage you to learn more about this innovative technology and what it can do for you.
What is the iTero Scanner?
This cutting-edge machine helps orthodontists and dental practitioners scan their patients’ teeth with higher clarity and resolution than ever before. It is engineered to be portable and powerful, setting the precedent for reliability, speed, intuitive operation, and visual capacity. This heightens clinical precision, improves patient experience, and brings orthodontic practices into the future.
How Does It Work?
The iTero scanner uses parallel confocal image technology to capture and deliver interactive color images of teeth. With first-rate laser and optical scanning, it can take a staggering 6,000 pictures per second and provide accurate full arch scans in as quickly as 60 seconds. This device has been used in 17.4 million scans in total – 13.7 million for orthodontics and 3.6 million for bridge, crown, and custom implant abutment.
The TimeLapse function tracks patients’ progress at each appointment and compares records, helping to illuminate tooth wear and movements over time. It can instantly extrapolate past and present scans into an animated image that displays oral changes. The Invisalign Outcome Simulator chairside application can help patients envision how their teeth may look at the end of the Invisalign process. The simulated result can be emailed directly to the patient and may help to inspire greater enthusiasm about the process.
How Can It Benefit Me?
Most anyone in need of Invisalign and dental repair can benefit from the iTero scanner. The best way to learn if this technology could help you is to come in for a consultation.
The iTero scanner has proven integral to the Invisalign process and is reshaping orthodontic practices everywhere. To learn more about this state-of-the-art device, we encourage you to make an appointment with Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics. At our convenient location in Mesa, AZ, Drs. Treven Rollins, Alan Petersen and Nathan Larson will be happy to explain this technology in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you achieve a smile you love to bare. Contact us today to set up your consultation.