We Are a Digital Impression Practice: Proud Owners of an iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for unpleasant traditional impressions—no more messy putty in your mouth! With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums.
Benefits of Digital Impressions
No need for patients to sit through messy impressions that can cause anxiety, discomfort and gagging.
It’s fast, easy and accurate for optimal results which is a perfectly aligned, beautiful smile that’s healthy.
It gives your Amherst orthodontist the immediate ability to begin planning your treatment.
It allows patients to start their treatment more quickly as the images are uploaded immediately.
The quality of these digital scans are far superior to conventional impressions for better fitting aligners and retainers, resulting in very predictable, optimal results.
No re-takes necessary as there often are with impression trays and putty
How It Works
The iTero hand-held scanner is simply held over the teeth wherein it will quickly and efficiently scan all sides of the teeth to create a high quality 3D image. This image is then digitally saved and sent to a lab for the creation of the aligners or retainers. Unlike messy impressions using putty-like material and trays that takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, we can capture digital images using the the iTero scanner in less than 3 minutes.
This scanning technology even comes with a built-in simulator. This allows us to create a simulation of what your teeth will look like once they are straight and in the correct positions. This is a great way for us to evaluate the potential results and for you to see how attractive your smile will look once you're finished with treatment.