Impressions Made Easy
Conventional dental impressions involve biting into a messy tray filled with a putty-like material and holding it in your mouth while trying not to gag. When the tray is removed, the orthodontist has a model of your teeth. At VanderWall Orthodontics, we do things differently! We’re all about improving patient experience and outcomes, which is why we use the iTero ® Digital Impression System to take quick, comfortable digital scans instead. We’re able to create a virtual, 3D model of your mouth and there’s no putty, no tray and no discomfort! To experience iTero for yourself, schedule a complimentary consultation at VanderWall Orthodontics today!
How Does the
iTero Scanner Work?
A team member at our Raleigh, Durham or Cary orthodontics office uses a small, lightweight, handheld wand to scan your teeth and gums. The wand captures high-definition images in motion and they appear almost instantly on our computer screen, allowing us to create a digital, 3D model of your dental anatomy. Dr. VanderWall can use the digital model to plan your treatment or to design custom clear aligners, retainers or other appliances.
You don’t have to bite into goopy, messy impression materials. Instead, we’ll simply scan your teeth with our wand. You can breathe and swallow normally while we do it.
The digital scanner relies on a laser to create the images and doesn’t emit any radiation. The process is safe and painless.
iTero scanner takes high-definition, clear images for extremely accurate digital impressions. This lets us create custom appliances that fit perfectly and plan treatments from every angle.
iTero scanner only takes a few minutes to complete and the images show up almost instantly on our computer screen.