What is a 3D iTero Scan and how does it work?

The 3D iTero Scanner is one of a new breed of technology that is revolutionising dentistry.

These types of advanced intra-oral scanners work by capturing thousands of pictures of the inside of your mouth, and then assembling them into an incredibly accurate 3D model of your mouth, teeth and gums.

This allows your dentist or orthodontist to fully assess and inspect every aspect of your condition, and accurately plan out the stages of your treatment.

The dentist will use a specially-adapted, hygienic scanner called a ‘wand’ to take thousands of pictures.

What are the benefits?

There are a great many benefits of using 3D dental scanning technology like iTero, not least because of its speed.  The first one is that it eliminates the need to stuff a big wad of funny-feeling gloop in your mouth to take an impression.

It’s quicker, it’s cleaner, and it’s far more accurate than traditional impressions. This means less time in the chair, and will result in a much more accurate diagnosis and overall treatment.  The second major benefit (although there are many more), is that it 3D iTero scanning allows you to see the effects of a treatment before you have it.

This is particularly useful for those who are looking to have orthodontic treatment like Invisalign, because they integrate fully.

3D ITero Scanning & Invisalign

3D iTero is known most for its use to help orthodontists plan out Invisalign treatments and assist their patients with visualizing their results.

The work seamlessly together because the iTero scanning and the Invisalign modelling technology are very similar.

If you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, don’t settle for less, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to see your results with a 3D iTero scan. Please contact us to book your free iTero consultation.