iTero Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort

Highland Oak Dental proudly provides iTero Digital Impressions to our patients, marking the end of uncomfortable putty impressions. The iTero Digital system ensures a seamless experience!

For Invisalign candidates, obtaining a precise impression is crucial for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. Compare the accuracy and detail of the iTero scan to a putty impression as you would compare HDTV to standard definition TV.

The iOC Scanner swiftly captures tooth and gingival structures, generating a precise digital orthodontic scan within minutes. This non-intrusive procedure is perfect for patients undergoing Invisalign treatment, eliminating the need for the unpleasant putty material traditionally associated with impressions.

How iTero Works

The iTero handheld wand captures a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, allowing you to breathe and swallow comfortably during the non-invasive procedure. The wand’s exceptional accuracy means rare instances of needing to “re-do” impressions. Plus, you can view the real-time iTero 3D image on the screen as the orthodontist uses the wand!

Rather than shipping impressions to the lab, the digital image is electronically sent to the lab and is accessible in the Invisalign Clincheck system the very next day. This 3D model can be utilized with all Invisalign services, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, providing a preview of your post-treatment smile.

Benefits of Teeth Scanning

  • Putty Impressions Eliminated– the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care, enhancing your comfort.
  • Superior Accuracy – no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
  • Onscreen Visualization – allows immediate adjustments for the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
  • Single-Use Imaging Shield – ensuring maximum cleanliness.

The iTero Digital Impressions system represents a significant advancement in orthodontic care, eliminating the discomfort associated with traditional putty impressions. Praised for its speed, accuracy, and comfort, this technology, likened to the difference between HDTV and standard definition TV, ensures precise 3D scans of tooth and gingival structures within minutes. The non-intrusive handheld wand allows patients to breathe and swallow comfortably, minimizing the need for redoing impressions. Onscreen visualization facilitates immediate adjustments, and the elimination of putty impressions enhances overall patient comfort. The digital 3D image is electronically sent to the lab, expediting the process and integrating seamlessly with Invisalign services. The single-use imaging shield ensures maximum cleanliness, making iTero Digital Impressions a modern and patient-friendly approach to orthodontic treatment planning and care.