iTero Digital Scanner
Langford Orthodontics uses the iTero digital scanner to produce accurate three-dimensional models that enable stronger treatments. Request an appointment to experience the ways the iTero Element intraoral scanner can enhance treatments like Invisalign® and traditional braces.
What Is the iTero Intraoral Scanner?
The iTero intraoral scanner is an orthodontic imaging tool that captures three-dimensional images of the inside of a patient's mouth. These devices offer the easiest way for your orthodontist to capture precise pictures with minimal assistance from other team members. The images are available to view within iTero's intuitive digital software.
iTero scanners produce images in far greater detail than two-dimensional imaging tools. The three-dimensional picture enables your orthodontist to develop accurate models that they can use when designing restorative devices and planning treatments. Additionally, three-dimensional imaging helps uncover subtle orthodontic issues, leading to better patient outcomes.
One of the most beneficial features of the iTero scanner is its flexibility as an open system. Your orthodontist has total control over the types of images they capture. Plus, they can share the images with other orthodontists to develop collaborative solutions. Your orthodontist can also easily use the iTero device as an Invisalign scanner to produce aligner trays that fit your mouth comfortably.
How Does the iTero Digital Scanner Work?
The iTero intraoral scanner consists of a wand and screen. Your orthodontist will use the small scanning wand to capture thousands of images of the inside of your mouth every second. The iTero software will piece these images into a three-dimensional model.
As your orthodontist scans the inside of your mouth, the images will appear on a screen in real time. Immediately seeing the pictures will allow your orthodontist to tell if they are good enough to save and use for model generation.
Benefits of Our Invisalign Scanner
At Langford Orthodontics, we use the iTero intraoral scanner to enhance our Invisalign treatment offerings. This scanning device offers numerous improvements that help us provide the best outcomes for every patient:
- Precision: The iTero scanner is smaller than traditional models. The smaller size allows our orthodontist to reach further into the mouth, capture precise images of molars and develop accurate models.
- Comfort: The smaller wand size improves patient comfort during the scanning process, even as the orthodontist reaches deeper into the mouth. You won't have to open your mouth to an uncomfortable extent, and the small wand is less likely to cause gagging.
- Versatility: The iTero scanner improves various treatments, like metal or ceramic braces, in addition to Invisalign.
Why Choose Langford Orthodontics?
Langford Orthodontics is a premier treatment provider in Knoxville, Tennesse. Dr. Allen Langford is an experienced practitioner who uses the latest orthodontic tools like the iTero intraoral scanner for the most personalized and comfortable treatments. You can always count on us for a pleasant patient experience and impressive results.
Request an Appointment
Langford Orthodontics is ready to help you achieve a straighter smile by leveraging the most innovative and effective digital tools. Contact us online to learn more about the iTero digital scanner or request a free consultation appointment today!