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iTERO Element Scanner

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About iTERO Element Scanner

You may remember the old-fashioned method of taking tooth impressions. It’s hard to forget the squishy, goopy, and all-around messy experience. MyOrthodontist eliminates that old method in favor of the state-of-the-art iTero Element® scanner, a state-of-the-art device that captures images from the inside of your mouth in a few seconds. The practice has offices in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest, North Carolina. Call today or book online for your free consultation.

iTERO Element Scanner Q & A

What is the iTero Element scanner?

The iTero Element scanner is a handheld intraoral (in-mouth) wand that MyOrthodontist uses to generate all tooth impressions.

The iTero Element replaces the old impression system of biting down on a tray filled with goopy putty. It’s a more accurate, cleaner, and faster way to take impressions and plan your orthodontic treatment. 

How does the iTero Element scanner work?

The iTero Element scanner is a completely painless, easy, and no-mess way to capture images and make impressions. The team uses the handheld scanning wand, moving it around inside your mouth, to gather 6,000 images per second. This only takes a few minutes in most cases.

A special software system incorporates all these images to create a highly accurate digital 3D model of your teeth. The MyOrthodontist team can then view and manipulate the model from all angles, even tooth-by-tooth, so they can determine which treatment plan would suit your needs the best.

Your 3D model serves as a starting point for orthodontic treatments. 

When might I need an iTero Element scan?

All orthodontic patients at MyOrthodontist have an iTero Element scan during their first appointment. This tooth scan is absolutely crucial because it shows your team the most accurate representation of your teeth and their positions inside your mouth. 

You need an iTero Element scan prior to starting any orthodontic treatment because it allows for treatment planning with optimal efficiency. MyOrthodontist uses the newest technology to streamline and enhance orthodontic treatment, and iTero Element is the first step in that process. 

What are the advantages of the iTero Element scanner?

The iTero Element scanner has many advantages over the previous impression system, including: 

  • Fast scan 
  • No messy impressions
  • Completely painless
  • No preparation required
  • No side effects
  • No downtime afterward
  • Maximum accuracy
  • Easy treatment planning
  • Easy progress tracking during treatment
  • Permanent digital record

Using the 3D model, the team can even show you how your teeth will look after treatment with Invisalign® or the in-house MyClearALIGN! aligner system. 

Orthodontists perform nearly 29,000 iTero scans every day, proof it’s the gold standard for oral impressions today. Call the MyOrthodontist office nearest you or use the online scheduler to request your appointment now. 



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