For years, anyone who has ever been fitted for orthodontics has faced the same uncomfortable and downright gag-worthy dental impressions. Until now.
Introducing the new iTero Intraoral Scanner. While orthodontic treatments have come a long way in a short amount of time – with smaller appliances, faster treatments and more discrete options – it’s this new scanner that is making all the difference these days.
And now, you can get your iTero scan for FREE at your next Dental Depot appointment!
The iTero Intraoral Scanner makes a 3D model of your mouth without the mess of traditional impressions and in a lot less time.
Honestly, these scanners are sort of incredible. And I would know because I got to try it for myself. Daniel Irwin, our clinical compliance and operations assistant, gave me a trial run to show our marketing team how this new equipment works.
First, Daniel moved the scanner along the front, top and back side of my mouth, starting with the lower arch and then repeating the scan along my upper arch. As he scanned, I watched as a 3D model of my mouth rendered right there on the screen beside me, almost in real time.
The first thing I noticed was that the iTero wand is a lot more comfortable than traditional dental impressions.
When Daniel was finished with the scan, he sat me up and in about one minute the iTero had made two models – one of my teeth now, and a second that showed what my teeth could look like after orthodontic treatment. There’s even a time-lapse feature that can show how your teeth will move during treatment so you’ll know what to expect at every stage of the process.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s pretty cool to be able to see the results of treatment before you even decide whether or not to begin treatment.
Although the iTero scanner was designed to create Invisalign treatment plans and appliances, it also works well for traditional orthodontics, and can even be helpful for restorative cases, allowing us to make crowns, bridges and implants fit that much better.
We’ve placed these scanners at four of our OKC metro area locations and we’re rolling them out to all the others in the near future, including Tulsa.
Want to give the iTero Scanner a try? Let our team know at your next appointment at either our Central OKC, North OKC, South OKC or Yukon offices, and they’ll be happy to help you discover the smile that could be waiting for you.
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