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NEWS & BLOG

No goop, no gag, no worries! iTero® Element™ Digital Scanner

16th May 2017
Goop Tray

What do you think the worst part of having braces is? Is it the wires, the rubber bands, not being able to eat popcorn? Many of our patients actually agree that the worst part isn’t the braces at all, but the prep work leading up to having braces fitted.

Even under the best conditions, traditional impressions are uncomfortable. Several x-rays and interoral photographs have to be taken, not to mention the dreaded goop-filled trays to create impressions (molds) of your teeth and gums.  

These steps are all very important as they allow your orthodontist to get a good look at your case and create an individualised treatment plan for you. 

iTero® ElementScanner

Looking to make this process less invasive, faster, and more comfortable for you, Wimbledon Orthodontic Practice have acquired a revolutionary iTero Element Scanner. 

Comparison between traditional impression method and digital Itero Element Scanner wand impression

Comparison between traditional impression method and digital Itero Element Scanner wand impression

With the iTero Element‘s wand, we can quickly quickly create a detailed digital impression of your teeth and gums faster and more comfortably. No gag-inducing goop involved!

You can both follow the progress on the Itero Element screen. The completed scan is available as a 3D model that your orthodontist can use to begin planning your Invisalign® treatment.

 

 

The Invisalign® Outcome Simulator

You will be able to visualise how your teeth may look after Invisalign® treatment. Seeing the end result before you decide can take the guesswork out of your decision.

Key Benefits of the iTero® ElementScanner

Comfortable

  • No gooey mess associated with impression materials
  • Breathe and swallow as you normally would
  • No unpleasant taste or smell

Fast

  • View 3D scans onscreen with your dentist immediately
  • Faster delivery times of your personalised Invisalign® treatment plan 

Accurate

  • Allows for precise fit of Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions