The results of orthodontic treatment greatly depend on the precision of the diagnosis and planning of the treatment. Before starting the orthodontic procedures, it is important to determine the most effective and best track for the teeth to travel to reach their new, ideal position to make the teeth straight and aligned in the mouth.
Thanks to the advancements in dentistry, using an iTero scanner, dentists can now achieve a higher level of precision in treatment planning to make orthodontic treatments more effective.
What is an iTero Scanner?
iTero scanner is an advanced tool used to scan the patients' mouths and capture digital impressions of the patient's teeth and gums within a few minutes. An iTero scanner provides efficient and accurate results that are highly detailed than the traditional two-dimensional images.
The iTero scanner generates a 3D impression of the teeth and soft tissue structures that will help the dentist to gain a good understanding of the dental structures.
At Arcadia Medi-Dental Group, an iTero scanner helps the Arcadia, CA dentist to develop the exact physical models of the teeth to use as a reference for performing restorative dental works such as crowns, veneers, and dental implants. Furthermore, we also use the iTero scanner to scan and analyze different orthodontic problems in patients.
How does an iTero Scanner Work?
An iTero scanner consists of a hand-held wand that can be moved around the patient's mouth. The wand allows the dentist to easily scan and investigate the otherwise hard-to-reach back molars in the patients' mouths. The device has a camera at its tip, which is capable of capturing multiple frames per second. These frames are clubbed together to produce a 3D visualization of the mouth.
The scanner includes a screen that presents the dental images after capturing them in real-time. The screen displays the images and provides instant feedback on dental issues.
While undergoing the scanning procedure with an iTero scanner, the patient is less likely to experience a gag reflex. They just need to sit relaxed on the dental chair as the dentist slides the wand inside the mouth.
Benefits of iTero Scanner
- Quick and hassle-free scanning process.
- The oral images can be seen directly on the screen.
- Precise and highly-accurate images that capture even the tiniest details.
- The captured images can be used to fabricate orthodontic appliances.
- The compact wand allows the dentist to scan even the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth without causing any discomfort.
- No discomfort during the scanning
- Safe and radiation-free process
If you wish to know more about our procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Natalie Tung by calling us at (626) 515-8090 or scheduling an appointment online.