Since the dawn of orthodontic treatment, orthodontists have relied on physical impressions – models of the teeth and bite – to help diagnose orthodontic problems and design treatment plans. These impressions are hugely useful, as they give an orthodontist a physical representation of the bite that they can hold, study, and use for treatment planning purposes. Unfortunately, creating these impressions requires patients to sit for 10 minutes with a gooey, uncomfortable putty in their mouth, and the impressions are rigid and can't be adjusted to simulate treatment. But iTero – a new orthodontic technology – is changing all of that.
iTero Digital Impressions
iTero digital impressions present a revolutionary, modern alternative to traditional impressions, giving orthodontists a new way to diagnose problems and plan treatments. iTero uses an advanced optical scanner and proprietary modeling software to create a three-dimensional computer model of the patient's bite, taking the impressions process into the digital age. Creating the impressions takes only a few minutes and requires no putty, and once the models are created, they can be moved and manipulated to simulate treatment in detail. It's an exciting new technology with a number of advantages to patients:
- Putty-Free: Creating a digital impression just requires your doctor to wave a wand around your mouth for a few minutes. This means no more sticky, gooey putty in your mouth and an easier, more convenient treatment process
- Advanced Computer Imaging: The digital software and imaging technology behind iTero is incredibly powerful, creating more accurate, detailed models than ever before.
- Fully Controllable: iTero lets doctors simulate tooth movement using the model, allowing for detailed treatment planning like never before. Plus, iTero lets your doctor show you exactly what your teeth will look like once you finish treatment.
All in all, iTero digital impressions offer a powerful, convenient alternative to traditional impressions – and we're excited to say we've incorporated iTero into our own treatments at our office. This means that whether you’re looking for braces, Invisalign, or any other treatment we offer, you can be assured that your treatment will be more effective and convenient than ever before.
Contact Your Denver, CO Orthodontist
iTero is just one example of our commitment to convenient orthodontic treatment – and if you'd like to see them in action, we'd love to have you at the office for an appointment. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions, or just request an appointment online at one of our 6 locations. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with iTero digital impressions!