Since its introduction in 2007, the Itero scanner has led a revolution in 3D digital dentistry. This innovative method of scanning the teeth and 3D digital imaging software is designed to replace the uncomfortable and inaccurate conventional impressions.
More specifically, Invisalign Itero is used to create a highly-detailed 3D digital image of the mouth so that dentists can provide high-quality aligners and effective treatments to their patients. Invisalign Itero in London has been used by quite a few dentists in recent years, including Graham Tinkler.
Messy impressions are a thing of the past
Taking impressions of the mouth the traditional way is time-consuming and uncomfortable for the patient. Many patients become anxious when having messy impressions taken due to gagging, swallowing or choking on the goop that spills over the impression trays.
But now, thanks to the Itero scanner, Invisalign patients do not have to go through this process again. The dentist will take detailed images of the mouth using the hand-held Itero scanner, which is light enough to be moved around the patient’s mouth easily.
This way, patients can simply sit back, relax and watch the images as they appear on the computer screen. Invisalign Itero in London allows the patient to participate actively in the treatment process, in a way that was not possible before.
Once the images are captured by the scanner, the computer software will create an exact 3D replica of the patient’s teeth and gums. This will be used by the dentist in order to create precise, customised, plastic Invisalign aligners.
Moreover, the Itero scanner enables the dentist to make any necessary adjustments in real-time, and this is really important in case small adjustments need to be made.
Itero and Invisalign – a match made in heaven
Using the ITero scanner, the 3D impressions can be sent directly to the Invisalign laboratory. With very quick response times and great accuracy, Invisalign Itero in London ensures that treatment time is as quick and efficient as possible. Patients will be able to resume their treatment quickly and experience fewer issues with their treatment.
More importantly, Invisalign Itero allows patients to easily follow their treatment progress and see their progress and results in real time.