How iTero Digital Impressions Help With Invisalign

How iTero Digital Impressions Help With Invisalign
Posted on 11/05/2018

At Harner Orthodontics, we strive to provide the highest possible standard in quality orthodontic care, and we're proud to incorporate a variety of advanced orthodontic technologies into our treatments. One of those technologies is the revolutionary iTero Digital Impressions System: an advanced oral scanner that allows us to use 3D computer models to plan your treatment instead of traditional impressions. We use digital impressions for virtually all of our treatments, and if you're considering Invisalign treatment from our Huntington Beach orthodontist, our iTero scanner can help.

Digital Impressions for Invisalign in Huntington Beach

In the past, orthodontists used physical impressions to help plan treatment: essentially, you would bite down on a sticky, messy dental putty for around 10 minutes, during which time the putty would harden and create a mold of your teeth. Your orthodontist would then use that mold to create a physical model of your teeth, allowing them to plan your treatment.

Today, however, there's a more advanced solution. The iTero oral scanner uses a small digital imaging wand to take hundreds of pictures of your teeth and mouth, then uses sophisticated computer software to compile those images into a complete 3D model of your mouth. Your Huntington Beach orthodontist can use this model to help diagnose any orthodontic conditions you may have and, in the case of Invisalign, plan your treatment in detail.

iTero's computer software allows us to digitally manipulate the model of your bite to simulate the effects of treatment, which makes it easier to plan every step of your Invisalign treatment. Using the computer model, Dr. Harner can manipulate the teeth to show every phase of your treatment and the interval of each aligner. This helps us more accurately plan treatment to produce a better overall result and a healthier, more beautiful smile!

Schedule a Consultation for Invisalign in Huntington Beach, CA

The iTero System is a powerful tool that helps us provide better, more convenient orthodontic treatment, and if you're interested in pursuing a new smile for yourself, we'd love to help. Contact us today to learn more about digital impressions and Invisalign or to schedule your consultation. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're looking forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams through digital impressions and Invisalign!