Touchstone Technology: iTero Element Scanner
The staff at Touchstone Orthodontics is proud to offer some of the industry’s best technology. One of our most impressive tools is the iTero Element. This digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign is designed to create 3D imaging of your teeth in just a few minutes.
Traditional Dental Impressions
Anyone who has had a physical impression cast of their mouth can tell you that it’s one of the less enjoyable experiences in life. But the information these impressions provide is critical. They reproduce an accurate model of your mouth, helping the orthodontist know what kind of issues you have, what treatment is best and how long orthodontic treatment should last. They also provide detailed before-and-after models. However important they may be, traditional impressions usually call for a goopy substance and an uncomfortable tray that can provoke a gag reflex.
More Comfort with the iTero Element Scanner
With the iTero Element, we gain all the important details we do with traditional impressions, without all the goop and gagging. iTero uses a wand that fits comfortably inside the mouth and produces 3D digital images with nearly immediate rendering that is then used to build the Invisalign aligners.
Thanks to sophisticated digital technology, iTero scanner’s images offer a whole new way to see your smile. The 3D imaging is highly accurate, meaning fewer redos and a better fit for Invisalign. We also use these images to keep accurate orthodontic records (even for patients who don’t use Invisalign), and make orthodontic appliances like expanders, retainers and more.
Invisalign Outcome Simulator
Perhaps best of all, iTero delivers the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, allowing you to see what your new smile will look like before you even start!
Have questions about iTero or other technology we use at Touchstone Orthodontics? Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign? We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call any time, or fill out the form to get in touch.