If you’ve ever had a traditional smile impression taken, you know that it’s pretty uncomfortable. For many, the experience is upsetting enough that they attempt to put off orthodontic and dental treatments for as long as possible in an effort to avoid needing impressions. Luckily, there is now an alternative to the messy goop impressions—the iTero digital impression system.
The iTero digital scanner allows Dr. Senties to take digital impressions of your teeth that are more accurate, precise, and comfortable than traditional impressions. This means that you’ll have a better experience and a more personalized treatment.
The iTero scanner uses optical technology to create 3D scans of the teeth and the gums. The scanner itself is a small, handheld wand that is moved by Dr. Senties to guide the scanning process.
Since it uses a radiation-free laser and finishes the process in two to three minutes, you can rest assured that it’s completely safe. Dr. Senties can use iTero in any form of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.
When your teen visits us for his or her free consultation, we can help them decide whether braces or Invisalign is best for their needs and their lifestyle.
At Senties Family Orthodontics, we’re all about efficiency, accuracy, and comfort in everything we do! We choose to adopt the latest technologies at our San Antonio office to make the entire treatment process as positive and enjoyable for you as possible. Here’s how we use the iTero intraoral scanner system to help you have a comfortable smile journey from start to finish!
Faster, More Comfortable Treatment
If you’ve chosen Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, your intraoral scans are sent directly to Invisalign from the iTero! This means your custom clear aligners are created and sent to Dr. Senties almost 3 times faster than if traditional dental impressions were used. So the wait to start your Invisalign treatment is even shorter! The precise images the iTero scanner creates also allows for a more comfortable fit for your Invisalign clear aligners.
The iTero intraoral scanning system is a very versatile tool! Dr. Senties can also use iTero to create designs for supporting orthodontic appliances such as a palatal expander and models for your custom retainer to ensure your new, beautiful smile lasts a lifetime.
Comprehensive, Advanced Treatment
Using the 3D visual model of your teeth and gums, Dr. Senties can create a comprehensive treatment plan and easily factor in potential blips in your smile journey.
You’ll be able to see problem areas on screen as Dr. Senties discusses your personalized treatment plan with you, giving you a better idea of how your smile journey will look.