In the world of modern dentistry, technology has revolutionized the way we approach oral healthcare. One of the most groundbreaking advancements in recent years is the iTero Scanner for Invisalign. This state-of-the-art digital scanner allows for a more precise and efficient process of creating custom-made Invisalign aligners, eliminating the need for traditional impressions and moulds.
The iTero Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital scanning technology used in dentistry, including for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of traditional braces.
The iTero Scanner replaces the need for traditional, messy moulds (impressions) of the teeth. Instead of using trays filled with impression material, which can be uncomfortable and may trigger a gag reflex in some patients, the iTero Scanner captures highly detailed 3D images of the patient’s teeth and bite.
Here’s how the iTero Scanner works in the context of Invisalign treatment:
Digital Impressions: The scanner uses a wand-like device to digitally capture a detailed 3D model of the patient’s teeth, gums, and bite. The process is quick and comfortable for the patient.
Immediate Visualization: As the scan progresses, the images appear in real-time on the computer screen. This allows the dentist or orthodontist to ensure that all necessary information is captured during the scanning process.
Accurate Treatment Planning: The digital impressions obtained by the iTero Scanner are highly accurate. This precision is essential for creating customized Invisalign aligners that fit the patient’s teeth perfectly and provide effective orthodontic treatment.
Virtual Treatment Simulation: Dentists can use the digital scans to show patients a virtual simulation of their teeth’s movement throughout the Invisalign treatment process. This helps patients visualize the expected outcome of their treatment before it even begins.
Faster Results: The digital scans are sent electronically to the Invisalign lab, reducing the time it takes to start the treatment. Traditional moulds need to be physically shipped, which can add time to the process.
Comfort and Convenience: Patients appreciate the comfort of digital scanning compared to the traditional impression process. There’s no need to deal with messy impression materials, making the experience more pleasant.
In summary, the iTero Scanner is a revolutionary tool that enhances the accuracy, efficiency, and overall patient experience during Invisalign treatment by providing precise digital impressions of the teeth and bite. If you need more information, contact us at Sunrise Dentistry at 416-626-0473.