iTero Digital Scanner
Dentists use iTero digital scanners to take impressions of patients’ mouths. This technology allows dentists to develop prosthetic devices that perfectly fit the bite of patients and improve their quality of life. Without this piece of orthodontic technology, dentists may struggle to take accurate measurements of their patient’s mouths. Not to mention the fact that the traditional method of taking impressions is uncomfortable and difficult. For example, patients may be asked to bite into a putty substance to leave an impression on their smile. This method can be uncomfortable and leaves a bad taste in the patient's mouth. There are many benefits of using iTero digital scanners.
The iTero digital scanner is used by our dentists at Rendon Orthodontics to take accurate impressions of your mouth and identify your best possible treatment plans. Having access to such accurate measurements can alleviate any concerns you may have about the treatment and the expected results so you can make an accurate decision. Another advantage is that iTero may take all the necessary measurements in one appointment, so you won’t have to book a second appointment. This saves you both time and money. Thanks to iTero, patients won't have to disrupt their daily schedule for additional measurements.
Did you know that the use of iTero scanners results in fewer rejections of dental treatments compared to traditional impressions? This is because iTero is up to 10 times more accurate than traditional methods, and you get precise results on the first attempt. Compare this with traditional methods that often require several tries to obtain an accurate impression of the mouth.
Another advantage of using the iTero digital scanner is that it produces impressions in less than four minutes. The system usually takes just three minutes to scan the teeth and bite. It uses this information to develop a 3D model of the patient's smile. This is significantly more accurate than the use of a putty material and allows our dentists to develop accurate prosthetic devices.
High Comfort Levels
Another advantage of using the iTero digital scanner is that it is extremely comfortable to use. The manufacturers designed the scanner to comfortably fit in the mouth. Its small handheld wand allows patients to swallow and breathe while the iTero scanner takes their scans. Moreover, the iTero scanner is completely safe because it does not use any type of radiation. This means it is low risk compared to other digital scans. The iTero scanner has been found to be safe by the FDA and represents a low risk for allergies.
Addresses All Teeth Alignment Problems
There isn’t a single orthodontic problem that the iTero scanner cannot address. This small handheld device can capture every angle and nuance of your teeth to create extremely accurate impressions that can be used in orthodontic work. The device can be used to capture every nook and cranny of your teeth to render accurate 3D images of the inside of the mouth, including how the teeth are rooted in the jaw and any alignment problems.
Ready to learn more about the high-tech iTero digital scanner and how it can improve orthodontics? Call us at 469-956-5022 to book an appointment with Dr. Rendon and Dr. Castano-Rendon and Dr. Castano-Rendon.