Conventional Vs Digital Impressions
We are a high tech office and we want our patients to have a high tech experience which means no more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using the new iTero Element scanner, Dr. Brodsky and his assistants can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. This new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions, where the experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth. The old technique is incredibly unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero Element scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
How Does it Work?
The iTero Element scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand attached to a portable computer screen.
Your mouth is scanned (2-3 minutes) with a radiation-free laser, and the laser instantly renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Dr. Brodsky can then use the digital software, to show you the predicted 3D model movement of your teeth on our computer screen. This new iTero scanner is used on most of our patients undergoing orthodontic treatment and we also use it for the purpose of fabricating aligners for patients using Invisalign®.