Conventional vs. Digital Impressions
No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, Dr. Collins can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions. The old technique is incredibly unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
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 Dr. Collins begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.
Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser. The laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. 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. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.