A precise representation of the teeth is critical for proper orthodontic movement and treatment planning with Invisalign. It takes only a few minutes for the iTero scanner to capture the contours of teeth and gingival structures, and produce a very accurate digital orthodontic scan.
At Bayside Dental & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer this new technology to our Invisalign patients in Airdrie Alberta and the surrounding locations, so impressions are no longer necessary to get started.
We simply take a 3D scan of your teeth and bite, make the necessary adjustments in real-time, and relay the details wirelessly for processing. This state-of-the-art laser scanner is designed to take highly accurate impressions of not only your teeth, but also the jaw, allowing us to create superior quality impressions that will help us formulate a customised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and desires.
Advantages of iTero Invisalign Scanning
Improved success rate:
Any Invisalign case that starts with an iTero scan is less likely to encounter fit issues compared to those started with a conventional impression. Generally, iTero scans are up to 10 times more likely to be accepted compared to traditional impressions.
With iTero scanners, there is no disinfection or distortion of the image from the patient moving during the set or removal of impressions. These scanners capture the exact contours of your tooth and gingival structures, increasing the chances of a precise fit of your Invisalign aligners and retainers.
This procedure uses a laser to produce the images, which means that you are not exposed to any radiation. Additionally, the single use Imaging Shield promotes optimal cleanliness and disease prevention.
Great patient comfort:
Another benefit of iTero scanners is that they eliminate the jumble and unpleasantness that is characteristic of gag-based traditional impressions. With this system, there is no goop or gagging, no unpleasant taste, plus you can breath and swallow normally during the scan.
Compared to PVS impressions, iTero scans are posted in half the time, which translates to less time spent in the treatment chair (less than 15 minutes). You can also view 3D scans of your mouth on screen instantaneously, and receive the results of your individualised Invisalign treatment plan much faster.
What to expect
With the invisalign iTero scanner, we will be able to show you all your likely Invisalign treatment outcomes using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, so can visualise how your teeth may look after your Invisalign treatment is complete.
The simple process entails:
- Scanning: We use iTero scanning technology to record your dentition and, in some cases, palatal area
- Immediate Visualisation: The model build will be done in real-time, providing immediate feedback for consultation
- Digital impression review: We will review the 3D digital impressions and start planning the ideal treatment
- Invisalign aligners: We will use scanning data to fabricate your Invisalign aligners
Our professional staff are highly trained to use the iTero scanner, and we are sure you will enjoy receiving your Invisalign treatment with iTero considering the ease of the scan, increased level of comfort, speed of the process, and ability to see the kind of results you can look forward to.