iTero Dentist for Digital Scan of Teeth

Why should you care about the dental scanner your dental office uses?

It can make more of a difference than you think!

Overall, choosing an iTero dentist can offer several benefits including enhanced accuracy, comfort, early detection of cavities, tracks dental changes over time, and the ability to see predicted outcomes before you start treatment. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of digital dental impressions without goopy impressions, you should seek out an iTero dental office like Long Beach Dental Studio.

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iTero Scanner

An iTero dentist uses an iTero scanner to create digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and mouth. The iTero digital scanner is a state-of-the-art device that uses advanced imaging technology to create a 3D model of the patient’s mouth.

Dr. Minasyan is committed to integrating the latest advancements in dental technology for the optimal comfort, safety, and results of our patients. That’s why we’re proud to use the iTero Element 5D imaging system, a revolutionary tool that not only aids in our orthodontic services like Invisalign and Candid Clear Aligners but also assists in detecting cavities and other dental problems.

Why Choose a Dental Office with an iTero Digital Scanner?

  1. Accuracy: The iTero Element scanner from Align Technology is incredibly accurate, which means that the 3D rendering of each tooth created by the scanner are more precise than traditional physical impressions. This can lead to more accurate treatment planning and better treatment outcomes.
  2. Comfort: The iTero Element is a non-invasive device that eliminates the need for traditional, physical impressions, which can be uncomfortable and messy.
  3. Early Detection: The system’s near-infrared technology can detect cavities (proximal caries) in the early stages, even inside the tooth, enabling us to fix cavities when they’re minor.
  4. Monitors Change: With iTero’s time lapse technology, we can compare previous and current 3D scans to monitor and visually show changes to your teeth and soft tissue structures over time.
  5. See the outcome of treatment before you start: The 3D digital model created by the iTero technology allows you to see a virtual representation of your teeth and gums, which can help you better understand your treatment plan and visualize the expected outcome.
  6. Versatility: The iTero scanner can be used for a variety of dental treatments, including Invisalign and Candid clear aligners, restorative dentistry, and implant dentistry.

What is 5D Imaging vs. 3D Imaging vs. X-rays for Teeth?

iTero’s 5D imaging is an advanced imaging technology that goes beyond traditional 3D imaging and X-rays for teeth. While traditional 3D imaging and X-rays are effective for identifying dental issues and planning treatment, the iTero technology’s 5D imaging takes things a step further by incorporating five dimensions of information to provide a more complete picture of a patient’s oral health.

An snapshot of the computer screen showing the teeth and gum tissue the itero scanner digitally captures with its radiation free laser

Here are some of the key differences between iTero’s 5D imaging, traditional 3D imaging, and X-rays:

3D Scanning: iTero’s 3D scanning capability produces highly accurate images of the surface of your teeth, crucial for aligner treatments like Invisalign and Candid Aligners.

5D Imaging: With its 5D imaging, the scanner can provide a comprehensive view of your oral health, capturing internal tooth anatomy to aid in detecting dental problems using its radiation free laser.

Real-time Visualization: The iTero system increases patient engagement by offering real-time visualization. You can see the same view as your dentist, facilitating clear and informed discussions about your treatment options.

Traditional Dental X-Rays: Traditional dental X-rays are a common diagnostic tool that provide a two-dimensional image of your teeth and surrounding structures. They are effective at detecting tooth decay, bone loss, and other oral health problems. However, they expose the patient to a small amount of radiation, and the images might not be as detailed as those generated by the iTero system.

The iTero Element 5D imaging system offers a more comprehensive, accurate, and interactive imaging solution, improving the overall quality of care and patient experience.

A pregnant woman smiling at the easy treatment process of orthodontic treatment

Is an iTero Scanner Safe for Pregnancy?

The iTero scanner is a non-invasive device that uses light scanning technology to create digital impressions of the teeth and mouth. There is no evidence to suggest that it is unsafe for use during pregnancy.

However, if you have any concerns, it is important for any patient to discuss any concerns they have with the staff of Long Beach Dental Studio.

In general, dental care is important during pregnancy to help maintain good oral health, which has been linked to better pregnancy outcomes. Pregnant patients should continue to attend regular dental checkups and cleanings, and discuss any concerns with their dentist or healthcare provider.

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