We take pride in having the most modern digital 3D scanning technology in our office at Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS. Instead of using putty to create a cast of your mouth, the iTero scanner allows us to acquire a highly detailed image of your teeth and bite. This incredibly detailed image assists our team in creating Invisalign clear aligners that will provide the optimum path to your straight teeth. The Invisalign aligners will then fit appropriately over your teeth at each stage of the process, resulting in your beautiful smile.
Many patients prefer Invisalign because it uses clear aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. The aligners are easy to remove when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, so there are no food restrictions and no need to change your diet! Because the aligners are made from smooth plastic instead of sharp metal, there’s less irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth. In addition, the aligners are clear, making them virtually invisible to others while you wear them.
What Is an iTero Scan?
An iTero scan is a digital impression system that can capture high-quality images of your teeth and mouth. It’s used for a variety of treatments, including Invisalign clear aligners. The iTero scanner is handheld and looks like a large pen with a camera at the end.
After our dentist scans your mouth, the images are sent to a computer to be analyzed. The analysis includes a comprehensive 3D image of your teeth so our dentist can evaluate and measure tooth movements and the potential progression of orthodontic treatment.
The Advantages of Using the iTero Scanner with Invisalign
The iTero Scanner not only helps capture precise images for your Invisalign treatment and for manufacturing your aligners but also makes fitting them quick and painless for our patients. At our clinic, the painful process of molding your teeth and biting using putty is long gone. The putty approach is inconvenient and less effective than the iTero scanner.
The iTero scanner provides our dental professionals with an exact 3D image of your smile, allowing them to replicate it. The scanning process is also absolutely painless, just when you thought it couldn't get much better. There is no need to be concerned about discomfort because this scan is suitable for persons of all ages.
Visit Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS, at 486 E Campbell Ave #101, Campbell, CA 95008, or call (408) 374-9457 to learn more about iTero and how it can help you during your treatment process!