Our Latest Gadget: the Itero Digital Scanner for 3D Impressions/Molds for Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and Verona orthodontic treatment
What is the iTero Scanner?
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth for braces and Invisalign treatment. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer superior clinical results.
What are the benefits of using the iTero Scanner?
- Comfort – no messy putty is used and there is no fear of gagging on the material
- Accuracy – it captures the exact contours of your teeth
- Efficiency – it requires less time in the office and your treatment is expedited
- Visualization – for Invisalign® patients, it provides an image of what your teeth will look like before and after treatment
How does the iTero Scanner work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of your teeth and gums using a compact, hand-held wand. We will scan your mouth with a radiation-free laser, and, in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth that can be viewed on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any type of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, at our Montclair, NJ office.
The scanner also allows us to show you a virtual simulation of how your teeth will look after braces or Invisalign treatment so you can take the guesswork out of your decision.
Both of our orthodontists at Papasikos Orthodontics are certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen providers. Additionally, in 2018, we achieved Invisalign Platinum Plus status and are the #1 Invisalign providing orthodontic office for children and adults in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and Verona NJ, treating more cases than any other provider. We treat many complex cases using Invisalign, so we promise you’ll be in good hands.