Using an iTero scanner, Dr. Thariani can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and tissue structures. The new technology eliminates the tray and putty impressions. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Dr. Thariani uses an iTero scan for every Invisalign® treatment and for most appliances. The Invisalign® and appliance labs receive the 3D digital model instantaneously! No extra waiting time for mailed impressions.
How Does it Work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once one of our experienced orthodontic technicians begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary, unlike the goopy impressions that must stay in until set.
Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to five minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression. These digital impressions also only need to be taken one time and are not prone to material distortion like the conventional counterpart. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.