The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint. During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question.
See how iTero 3D Scanners can work for you.
Intraoral scanners feature a wand, which the dental professional moves around a patient’s mouth. In the latest versions, the wand captures thousands of frames per second which are pieced together to create a three-dimensional visualisation of the patient’s mouth. The wands on iTero intraoral scanners are smaller than early intraoral scanners, allowing them to scan molars in the back of the mouth which were traditionally difficult to reach. Dental professionals using small wands also aren’t limited by how wide their patients can open their mouths. The small wands are also less likely to make patients gag than older forms of scanning technology.
Intraoral scanners also have screens which display the digital dental images as they’re captured in real time. The screens show whether the scan is good or not before it’s saved and submitted to the lab. This feature can be a real time-saver for dental professionals who, in the past, could receive word from the lab two or three weeks later that their scans were inadequate. By providing immediate feedback, intraoral scanners can save dental professionals and patients time and frustration.
Unlike many intraoral scanners, patients don’t need to cover their teeth in titanium dioxide powder before an iTero intraoral scan. This benefit further improves the scanning process for dental patients.
Less waiting for clear aligners and appliances. With traditional impressions, your doctor takes an impression of your teeth and ships it to the lab. The lab then scans and converts the physical impression into a digital one. After that, the lab goes to work on creating the aligners that your doctor has prescribed and approved. With a digital scanner,the lab receives the digital model in less than one hour, eliminating several business days of waiting.
Better fitting aligners. In an analysis of over 400,000 Invisalign cases, digital impression cases reported 7x less problems with the way Invisalign aligners fit.
A demonstration of our commitment to offering the latest and best technology available to improve the quality, comfort and overall orthodontic experience of our patients. We hope our patients will enjoy the use of this technology for years to come.