Since your smile is our priority, here at Redmond Orthodontics we use the latest in technology to provide our clients with the best possible care. One tool that we use to help our patients have a smile they can feel proud to show to the world is the iTero scanner. It offers proven imaging precision. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the difference of Redmond Orthodontics!
What Is the iTero Scanner?
Patients who visit our Redmond office can expect the best in technology. The iTero scanner offers some of the highest precision available for intraoral scanning. In orthodontics, the iTero scanner is used to capture a high resolution image of the teeth and surrounding tissues, that then allows immediate visualization of the dentition from all different angles on a computer screen. The digital image is basically a virtual model that then may be used to discuss and show the existing situation in the mouth, to help with treatment discussions as well as be the model on which aligners, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances can be fabricated.
What to Expect during a Scan
The iTero scan is a very straightforward procedure. We will have you sit comfortably in a reclined position in one of our examining rooms. A member of our experienced clinical team will sit behind you in order to have easy access to your mouth and teeth.
This position allows you and the technician to see a computer monitor. Then the iTero handpiece is inserted into the mouth. It is slowly moved in different positions in order to scan the teeth at different angles. As the technician moves the device around, images are captured and displayed on the screen.
Invisalign® and the iTero Scanner, a Perfect Match for Beautiful Teeth
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that is designed to straighten the teeth. It serves the same purpose as traditional metal braces. However, it uses clear plastic aligners that can easily be removed by the user. This means that the same discomfort and even embarrassment that was caused by traditional metal braces is no longer there.
Some of the benefits Invisalign® patients receive include:
- More flexibility
- Less Embarrassment
- Shorter Treatment Time, in Some Cases
- Easier to Clean the Teeth
When a person visits Dr. Baldwin here at Redmond Orthodontics with an interest in Invisalign®, the first step is determining if the person is a good candidate. Most patients qualify for this treatment since it can treat the following conditions:
The best way for you to find out if Invisalign® can address your particular issue is by scheduling a consultation.
The iTero scanner is used to obtain the digital model of your dentition, which Dr. Baldwin can then use to design your Invisalign aligners. This takes the place of the messy, goopy impression procedure that was required in the past in order to obtain a model of the dentition. No more gagging!
In addition to being a fantastic tool to use with Invisalign, the iTero scanner can also be used for the following treatments:
- Space Maintainers
- Diagnostic models for treatment planning
Learn More about How the iTero Scanner Can Help You
Dr. Baldwin has years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics. She offers patients the best. As the recipient of orthodontic care as an adult, she is able to relate to the adult perspective, yet as a mother of three adolescent children, she understands the parent perspective of orthodontic care.
Contact us today! We will schedule a consultation and show you how we can use the latest in technology, the iTero scanner, to help you get a gorgeous smile.