iTero® Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort

itero-element-2-scannerOnshore Orthodontics is proud to offer iTero® Digital Impressions for our patients. Unpleasant putty impressions are a thing of the past with the iTero® Digital system!

For patients who are candidates for Invisalign® aligners, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan vs a putty impression is comparable to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.

The iOC Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes. No unpleasant putty material traditionally associated with taking impressions.

How iTero Works

The iTero® handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, stopping as needed. The wand is non-evasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure.

If you need to move or adjust, you can do so – the accuracy of the handheld wand is first-rate. Needing to “re-do” impressions is rare. Plus, you can look at the iTero® 3D image on the screen in real-time as the orthodontist moves the wand!

The digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab and is available in the Invisalign® Clincheck system the very next day for Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner to make your treatment plan.

View the video below to learn more about the iTero® scanning process:

Benefits of Teeth Scanning

*Eliminates Putty Impressions – No impression material needed. An increase in your comfort!
*Superior Accuracy  – no distortion which can occur with traditional impressions during setting, removal and disinfection
*Onscreen Visualization – allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time
*Single Use Imaging Shield – to ensure maximum cleanliness