iTero Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort

Minahan Orthodontics is proud to offer iTero Digital Impressions for our patients. The practice can, therefore, minimize or eliminate the use of putty-like impressions over the course of your treatment.

For patients who are candidates for Invisalign aligners, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan versus a putty impression is comparable to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.

How iTero Works

The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth and gums, stopping as needed. The wand is non-invasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure. If you need to move or adjust, you can do so – the accuracy of the handheld wand is state of the art.

With this wonderful technological advancement, 3D images can then be sent electronically to any laboratory for appliance fabrication. This 3D model of your mouth can be used with all Invisalign services – including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, which shows what your new smile might look like after treatment is completed.

Benefits of Teeth Scanning

  • Eliminates Putty Impressions – the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care. No more goopy, unpleasant aftertaste of traditional impressions. An increase in your comfort!
  • Superior Accuracy  – with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
  • Onscreen Visualization – allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time. The iTero image appears on the screen as the orthodontist scans your mouth in real-time!
  • Single-Use Imaging Shield – to ensure maximum cleanliness