The Invisalign iTero Scanner captures hundreds of images per second to create a digital model of your teeth. It’s really an advanced intra-oral camera and it’s the software that generates your smile prediction.
No. The camera on the end of the iTero scanner wand is passed across all surfaces of your teeth until the software says that we have captured enough detail. Sometimes, with the very back teeth, this can be a bit fiddly but it is in no way painful, the scanner takes pictures just like any other camera.
Because your digital file is uploaded directly to the Invisalign system we’re able to get your treatment started much faster than when we ship traditional dental impressions to California!
The digital iTero scan completely omits the need to have gooey traditional dental impressions. It’s the ideal treatment starter for those with a gag reflex or a small mouth.
The computer generates a simulated outcome, instantly! The computer software shows a side by side comparison. How your teeth are now, to how they could look after Invisalign treatment.
Orthodontics can be a big decision and investment. Therefore, we do not pressure you to make a decision at your scan appointment. We welcome you to bring a friend or a relative along to consider all of the facts with. And, we’ll email you your simulated outcome to consider further.
Further to needing consideration, orthodontics can be a more costly branch of dentistry. We want you to be sure, and to be happy with your predicted outcome before you begin. We don’t charge for iTero scans so that you can have all of the facts to help make your decision.