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Benefits of the iTero Scanner

Say goodbye to the sticky, goopy, and messy dental impressions of yesterday, and say hello to the iTero scanner. It is a hand-held wand that captures detailed 3D digital scans of a patient’s mouth that is fast, comfortable, and incredibly accurate. It essentially eliminates any margin for error and compensates for minor irregularities on the enamel of teeth. Also, patients don’t have to deal with the discomfort that comes with biting on a goopy and sticky impression tray for several minutes.

The iTero scanner is a powerful handheld scanner or wand that’s lightweight and easy to maneuver. The wand generates detailed 3D views of a patient’s mouth, and is capable of snapping up to 6,000 frames per second! The technician or orthodontist simply moves the scanner over the teeth and gums of a patient and the images are displayed in real time on a computer screen. The digital impressions can be rotated, toggled, zoomed and manipulated in various ways that yield unique perspectives to help create a custom treatmen plans for a patient. The digital impressions are sent to external laboratories where they are printed and/or appliances are custom made.

At Redmond Orthodontics, Dr. Baldwin enjoys the benefits of the Itero scanner each day. It provides a much higher level of accuracy in the design of braces, invisible aligners, and retainers, and it is so much more comfortable for patients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and ask us about our Itero scanner!