All About iTero

Jun 1

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Doctor Smiles Orthodontics strives to be your choice when you’re looking for an orthodontist in Tucson. Our mission is to help you achieve the best smile you possible with affordable treatment for the entire family. We accomplish this by offering the latest in orthodontic treatments from braces to Invisalign. When it comes to Invisalign, we’re proud to use the newest advancement that’s guaranteed to make your orthodontic treatment much more comfortable – the iTero scanner.

What is iTero?

The iTero scanner is a technological advancement that allows orthodontists to take 3D images of a patient’s mouth. When conducting the fitting for Invisalign, an orthodontist must get impressions of a patient’s teeth in order to create the aligners they will wear. In the past, this has been done using traditional molds. The problem with this method is that these molds can get messy and put the patient in a lot of discomfort, with the possibility of gagging.

With the iTero scanner, this is no longer a concern. The iTero scanner is a wand that’s used as a substitute for traditional molds. iTero takes a digital scan of a patient’s teeth that will then be used to create the aligners needed for Invisalign. The technology is also extremely interactive, allowing patients to view images of their teeth on a nearby screen.

Benefits of iTero

iTero offers many benefits when compared to the traditional mold method that is used to create Invisalign aligners. A few of the advantages of iTero include:

  • iTero offers unparalleled accuracy for creating aligners. Aligners created using iTero scans have seven times fewer fitting issues than those created by traditional molds.
  • There’s no discomfort for the patient and there’s no risk of gagging.
  • iTero avoids the messiness that accompanies traditional molds.
  • The process is faster; it can be finished in quicker appointment times and sometimes in only one sitting.

Contact Your Local Tucson Orthodontist!

If you’re considering Invisalign and you would like to learn more about this process, please feel free to contact us online or by phone. You can reach us at (520) 571-1756. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, you can give us a call or fill out our appointment request form online at your earliest convenience. We look forward to your visit!

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