iTero Digital Impressions

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iTero Digital Impressions


Expert Orthodontic Treatment in Huntington Beach, CA

At Harner Orthodontics, we strive to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment while maintaining a welcoming, friendly office environment. Dr. Harner and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work with every patient individually, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs and lifestyle. We strive to make treatment as convenient as possible, which is why we're proud to offer digital impressions through the iTero oral scanner.


3D, Accurate Dental Impressions Without Putty

At our office, we're proud to use only the most advanced orthodontic technology for your treatment – which is why we're excited to offer the iTero digital impression system to our patients. This convenient, high-fidelity optical scanner allows us to create detailed digital impressions of your teeth and bite without the need for messy, uncomfortable putty!


The process of using the scanner is remarkably easy. Your technician will simply wave the wand across the surfaces of your teeth, mouth, and jaws, during which time the scanner will take hundreds of pictures of the contours of your bite. iTero software will use these images to construct a fully realized, three-dimensional computer model of your bite that we can then use to plan your treatment. It's more accurate, effective, and convenient than traditional impressions, which rely on a sticky putty that you'd need to bite down on for 10 minutes at a time.


Once we have the digital model, we can use it to plan your treatment in detail. In addition to giving us a thorough picture of your current orthodontic situation, we can even manipulate the model digitally, letting us see exactly how treatment will affect your smile! Overall, the iTero system comes with a number of advantages over traditional orthodontic putty impressions:


  • More Accurate: The digital scanner captures the exact contours of your teeth and bite, eliminating errors from air pockets.

  • More Efficient: The whole process only takes a few minutes, and there's no need to sit with uncomfortable putty in your mouth.

  • More Comfortable: Instead of biting down on sticky, gooey putty, we'll simply wave the wand around your mouth to take the impressions.

  • More Personalized: We can use the digital model to more effectively plan your treatment, matching it to the exact specifications of your bite.

  • Visualization Tools: We can use software to digitally manipulate the model, giving us an exact picture of how your teeth will look after treatment.

  • High-Tech: iTero makes use of the latest advances in medical imaging technology.


Contact Your Huntington Beach, CA Orthodontist

The iTero impressions system is just one example of our commitment to making orthodontic treatment as convenient, effective, and comfortable as possible – and if you're considering starting down the path towards a new smile, we would love to help. Feel free to call us at 714-842-9933 or reach out to us at our contact page with any questions, or if you're ready to get started, you can request a consultation online at our Huntington Beach, CA office. We can't wait to hear from you!