iTero™ Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & ComfortHershey Orthodontics proudly offers iTero Digital Impressions for our patients. Unpleasant putty impressions are a thing of the past with the iTero Digital system!
An accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan vs a molded 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. This non-invasive procedure is ideal for patients undergoing treatment with Invisalign and clear aligners. We will also provide you with a simulation of your final result to show your future great smile.
How iTero Works
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital 3D image of your teeth. The wand is non-invasive 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. Plus, you can look at the iTero 3D image on the screen in real-time as the wand moves!
Instead of shipping impressions to the lab to be scanned, the digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab and is available in the Invisalign Clincheck system within days. This 3D model of your mouth can be used with all Invisalign services – including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, which shows what your new smile might look like after treatment is completed.
View the video below to learn more about the iTero scanning process:
Benefits of Teeth Scanning
*Eliminates Putty Impressions – the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care. No more goopy, unpleasant aftertaste of traditional impressions. It is much more comfortable!
*Superior Accuracy – with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
*Onscreen Visualization – allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time. The iTero image appears on the screen as the orthodontist scans your mouth in real time!
*Single Use Imaging Shield – to ensure maximum cleanliness