There is a new way to perform mouth scans that doesn’t include messy mold impressions.
But, how does iTero improve dental outcomes, and is it really better than traditional methods?
We explore, below.
What Is iTero?
The iTero Intraoral Scanner is a revolutionary new technology that has replaced the x-ray scans and mold impressions that have long been used to view a patient’s teeth and gums.
This machine uses a proprietary wand that is able to capture 3D colored images for your teeth and gums.
Images from your scan are available in real-time and are a fast and effective way to have a complete view of your mouth.
iTero and Invisalign
This revolutionary scanning machine has found exceptional success in showing Invisalign patients their treatment outcomes by easily displaying before and after results.
How Does It Work?
Scans from the iTero wand are transmitted at 6,000 frames per second and images are created within minutes of your scan.
The wand is exceptionally accurate, offering 100,000 reference points on your image.
You can expect your scan to be quick, lasting around three to five minutes.
Once the images are loaded, your dentist can show you a comprehensive view of your mouth in order to identify areas of concern and to discuss treatment options.
How Does iTero Improve Dental Outcomes?
The iTero scanner offers a complete insight into your dental health for effective and successful dental outcomes.
The scanner can be used for orthodontic diagnosis, Invisalign, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays/onlays, implants, and even retainers.
iTero at Hackley DDS
At Hackley DDS, Dr. Hackley and her staff are dedicated to providing exceptional care emphasizing the latest in technology and training with an artistic eye for detail.
We are passionate about providing the highest quality dental care for you and your family.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hackley, call us today at (301)816-3232.