Technology

iTERO® DIGITAL IMPRESSION SYSTEM

CONVENTIONAL VS DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, your orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology 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 scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and 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 scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once your orthodontist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you’ll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.

ITERO® DIGITAL IMPRESSION SYSTEM

SureSmile®

AVERAGE TREATMENT TIME WITH SURESMILE IS 30% OR MORE FASTER THAN CONVENTIONAL BRACES.

(*Based on a comparison of 1,849 patients treated conventionally and 4,376 patients treated with SureSmile.)

Through the use of SureSmile technology, your orthodontist can offer you a “braces experience” that provides:

  • Shorter treatment times
  • Fewer office visits
  • Less overall discomfort
  • High-quality results

Our technology-driven orthodontic process offers several important benefits that make the whole “braces experience” much easier for patients than conventional orthodontics!

Watch testimonials from actual SureSmile patients:

SureSmile Testimonial

SHORTER TREATMENT TIMES

You’ve probably heard from friends or family that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking more than two years on average. With SureSmile orthodontic treatment, getting braces isn’t what it used to be. You’ll get outstanding results in less time with SureSmile technology.

FEWER OFFICE VISITS

With SureSmile, patients spend less time in treatment and make fewer visits to the orthodontist. The custom SureSmile archwire provides a smoother movement for a more comfortable experience than traditional braces. And by quickly returning to a normal oral hygiene routine, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is easier.

LESS OVERALL DISCOMFORT

Anyone who has worn braces will probably tell you that wire adjustments and changes were the least favorite part of the process due to discomfort. Fortunately, the SureSmile system is engineered to maximize the therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed. This means fewer episodes of discomfort throughout your treatment.

HIGH-QUALITY RESULTS

Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It’s this precise movement that enables such great results with shorter treatment time.

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I-CAT CONE BEAM 3D DENTAL IMAGING SYSTEM

The i-CAT Cone Beam 3D Imaging System allows your orthodontist to provide quick, comfortable, and effective imaging for the most precise orthodontic diagnosis possible. i-CAT technology provides 3D data for:

  • Orthodontic evaluation and treatment planning
  • TMJ treatment
  • Airway assessments and sleep apnea
  • Full facial and jaw 3D images

Patients can take advantage of a more complete orthodontic treatment with i-CAT imaging. Its innovative features include:

  • One 20-second scan that provides your doctor with enough data for a complete diagnosis
  • A safer diagnosis with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
  • Increased comfort: patients are seated in an open environment with plenty of space
  • Doctors can easily share the data with patients, so patients stay informed and can make educated decisions on their course of treatment

Our office is pleased to offer i-CAT 3D imaging to our orthodontic patients. Come and see for yourself what it’s like to receive a more advanced, patient-friendly orthodontic experience. Call us today to schedule an appointment.