The Itero® digital scanner is what makes the Invisalign® treatment so effective and precise. At Los Feliz Dental Center in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, Brian Shahangian, DDS, Bita Shahangian, DDS, and the team use the scanner to produce a digital 3D model of your mouth and jaw that’s used to create your aligners. Call Los Feliz Dental Center or schedule an appointment online to find out how you can benefit from this technology today.
The Itero digital scanner is an advanced piece of equipment that dentists and orthodontists use for intraoral scans. It scans your entire mouth to produce a 3D image that the Los Feliz Dental Center team can use for treatments and planning purposes. The images are highly detailed and can show features in your mouth that 2D images can’t capture.
The scans from an Itero digital scanner go straight to a computer where your dentist can zoom in and manipulate them. Thanks to this advanced technology, orthodontic treatments are more precise than ever before.
At Los Feliz Dental Center, the team uses the Itero digital scanner for numerous different treatments and can interpret the images for you as soon as they’re available.
The Itero digital scanner serves important purposes at Los Feliz Dental Center. The team primarily uses it to plan Invisalign® orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign is a system that uses custom clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth into an optimal position. Using Invisalign, you can treat:
The scans from the Itero digital scanner help the team identify issues in your mouth or jaw that could pose challenges during orthodontic treatment. They can also identify any oral health complications they need to address before you proceed with orthodontics.
Unlike its predecessors, the Itero digital scanner doesn’t require you to use titanium dioxide powder as part of its process. Traditionally, a dentist would cover your teeth in this powder before taking intraoral scans.
The Itero scanner has a wand that your dentist uses to take images of every corner of your mouth. It takes many images per second as your dentist moves the wand around your mouth to eventually capture a single comprehensive 3D image. The wand is small enough that it usually doesn’t cause issues with gagging.
The device displays the images in real-time so the team can see that the images are clear enough to send to a lab.
Call Los Feliz Dental Center or schedule an appointment online for advanced imaging with the Itero digital scanner today.