What Is iTero? How Can It Help Give You Your Best Smile?

What Is iTero? How Can It Help Give You Your Best Smile?
Posted on 06/17/2022

A sure sign of orthodontic excellence is the commitment to using the latest technology and advancements. The iTero digital impression system is a state-of-the-art imaging technology that delivers precise results. The experts at Lindsey Orthodontics share this information about this incredible piece of technology and how it helps provide the best orthodontic results.

How the iTero Digital Impression System Works

Gone are the days of using putty and trays, so you no longer have to endure the putty-gagging substance to take dental impressions. The iTero system takes 3-D digital images of your entire mouth, providing a detailed model that is used to plan your treatment. The process of taking digital images is easy, quick, and comfortable.

Your Locust Grove and Griffin orthodontist will use a small handheld wand to scan your teeth. Once the scan is complete, a 3-D model is created that will map out your treatment from the beginning to the final result. You will actually be able to see what your teeth will look like once your treatment is complete. The digital impressions are used to create your custom Invisalign aligners.

The Benefits of the iTero Scanner

Below are some of the main benefits of iTero digital impression system over traditional impressions:

  • Precision: The scanner captures your teeth' contours so your braces or aligners fit perfectly on your teeth.
  • Efficiency: The iTero requires less time in the treatment chair, meaning shorter orthodontic appointments.
  • Comfort: Taking digital images is less invasive because putty is not used, leaving patients more comfortable without the fear they will gag on the impression putty.
  • Visualization: You will have images of what their teeth look like before, during, and after orthodontic treatment.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Lindsey Orthodontics Today!

If you have any questions about the iTero impression system, our office, orthodontic treatment, or you're ready to get started, contact us. A member of our staff will be happy to help you. You can schedule your appointment at either of our offices in Locust Grove or Griffin, which also serves the surrounding communities. If you prefer, you can use our online appointment request form. We look forward to providing you with superior orthodontic care!