We recently introduced an ‘iTero element’ digital intra-oral scanner into our clinic and Jeff and the team completed comprehensive training in using it.
The iTero scanner allows us to create digital models of your teeth and gums instead of using alginate to create plaster moulds. The compact scanning wand is able to produce a digital impression that is more accurate than a standard dental impression. This is done by the intra-oral wand scanner being able to capture around 6,000 frames per second constructing a high-resolution 3D model of your teeth and gums. The progress of the model can be followed in real time on the iTero Element Scanner screen, which is chairside during the scan.
Intra-oral scans are useful as you can see before and after results of orthodontic treatment and even (when necessary) the reason teeth need to be extracted to create the perfect smile.
For patients with Invisalign, we use the scanner to gather the necessary information to construct the aligners, which is much more comfortable than the traditional putty dental impression.
If you have any questions about the scanner or would like to inquire about treatment, please feel free to contact us on 9532 9135.