ITero Intraoral scanners scan patients' mouths, taking images that can be used to build three-dimensional dental imaging in minutes. Intraoral scanners are simple to operate and can be done by anyone. Their user-friendliness aids dental professionals in achieving optimum results. They also create more detailed scans than the typical two-dimensional images they replace. At Carlston Dental Group, intraoral digital scans assist dental specialists in creating precise physical dental models for restorative procedures such as Invisalign, crowns, veneers, and implants. They also assist orthodontists in diagnosing orthodontic issues and developing the best treatment plans.
How Does ITero Intraoral Scanner Work?
The Itero is a hand-held wand that is placed in your mouth. It uses optical scanning to measure your tooth structure and gum tissues. Once it has scanned the teeth and gums, it will create a 3D image of your oral structures. This image can be sent directly to our computer system, where our dentist and team can view it. This makes it easier for us to detect any dental issues you may have. The images are also saved in your digital file for future reference.
iTero is specifically developed to perform optimally with the Invisalign® system. The Invisalign® Outcome Simulator chairside application uses iTero scanners to assist patients in viewing how their teeth will look at the end of Invisalign treatment. This simulated outcome can be emailed to the patient, which may encourage increased patient treatment acceptance. Furthermore, the Progress Evaluation function on iTero scanners provides an instant view of whether Invisalign treatment is proceeding as planned; highlighting patients' progress may boost compliance and patient happiness.
The Advantages of Using an ITero Intraoral Scanner
- Digital impressions can be captured from almost every angle with the help of 3D cameras. This is typically done at different angles and positions to ensure optimal views of the teeth, and surrounding tissues are taken.
- Digital impressions can be sent to the lab for fabrication right away without the need to develop them first. This saves time in the process.
- Patient satisfaction increases when a digital impression device is used because it eliminates the messy putty in which patients may have gagging or discomfort problems.
- No sticky impression trays need to be worn throughout the appointment. Some patients have sensitivity issues with these trays, and some find them irritating to wear for a long time. With digital impressions, there is no need for these trays to be used. Instead, the images must be taken and sent to the lab.
- Patients can view their digital scans after they have been captured. This ensures they are happy with the result and what their teeth will look like once the restoration is completed.
Intraoral scanners provide more accurate images of the inside of your mouth than traditional X-rays, allowing for better diagnosis of oral problems. Visit Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90064, or call (310) 838-0844 for more information.