The iTero digital scanning and impression system utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to record detailed images of your teeth and oral structures. Together, the digital images create a 3D model of your bite, which can be used to digitally plan and create your custom clear aligners. The scanner is safe, comfortable, and offers enhanced precision when determining the best way to correct your bite’s alignment.
How does it make clear aligners easier?
The goal of clear aligners is to straighten your teeth to optimize your bite function. iTero scanning makes that easier by allowing your dentist to digitally analyze the extent of your malocclusion, gauge the most efficient path of movement to correct them, and design your series of aligners to carefully guide your teeth through that specific path. Because the images are all taken digitally, there is no need to place messy physical molding material over your teeth to create your mold.
What are the benefits of iTero?
Eliminating the need for a messy mold is beneficial in several ways. For example, the digital scanner won’t agitate a sensitive gag reflex, which is often an issue when patients have to hold the molds in their mouths for several moments. The images are also clearer and more precise, which means your aligners will have a much more successful chance at correcting your bite problems.
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At Santa Monica Dental Arts, conveniently located in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Moeiz Koshki, Dr. Sakamoto and our staff are dedicated to providing the highest-quality dental care to patients of all ages. As a highly-skilled general dentist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Koshki is well-known and in high demand for the stellar service he provides, and for his expertise in creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moeiz Koshki and Dr. Sakamoto, call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.