The iTero scanner at The Brace Space, is a piece of dental equipment that has revolutionized the dental and Orthodontic industry. Do you remember when you had to get impressions done with trays of goop that were placed in your mouth? The iTero scanner has put an end to this! Intraoral scanners feature a wand, which our dental professional moves around a patient’s mouth. The wand captures thousands of frames per second which are pieced together to create a three-dimensional visualization of the patient’s mouth. Our patients love it.
The newer models offer faster, 3D images with a smaller wand that can easily reach the back teeth to give our Orthodontists a complete profile of all of your teeth. As patients are scanned, they can view the screen beside them and see the digital magic happening. Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular teeth-straightening aids used today, as they’re effective, removable, and virtually undetectable. Unlike many intraoral scanners, iTero intraoral scanners are designed in a way which makes them compatible with the Invisalign system, including its Invisalign Outcome Simulator. At The Brace Space we can scan our patients’ mouths with an iTero intraoral scanner, then our Orthodontist can show our patients how their Invisalign treatment will look once finished. This technology improves the patient experience because patients can know what to expect and feel more confident in their diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, the Itero scanner is also a useful tool for fitting appliances for children who require early intervention. Once again, the ease of use and the comfort level that children have with it, make the iTero scanner a tremendously valuable piece of equipment. Early diagnosis in children is essential for the best, and least invasive outcome. The digital world has brought us into a new and fascinating world of Orthodontics. If you have any questions about the iTero scanner or Invisalign or braces, and how they could benefit you or a member of your family, contact us at The Brace Space!