iTero Lets You Say Goodbye to Dental Impressions

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Modern 3D Digital Impressions

At Dr. Raineri Orthodontics, we use the iTero scanner to take digital impressions of our patients’ teeth. One of the least pleasant parts of the traditional process for getting crowns, veneers, implants, braces, retainers, dentures, and more is that dental putty for taking impressions of your teeth. Thanks to cutting-edge dental technology, that putty is now a thing of the past.

What Is an Intraoral Scanner?

Most people are unfamiliar with this type of scanning as it is so new, but it is quick and easy for the patient and gives the dentist more thorough and accurate information for treatment than the putty molds could. It also cuts down on the time it takes our office to complete your treatment, sometimes as dramatically as from weeks to just hours.

Why Is This Scanner a Good Option?

We chose the iTero scanner to improve our patients’ experience, minimize their treatment time and number of appointments, and to gain better information about the specific needs of each patient. We’re excited for you to benefit from this technology like so many of our other patients already have.

More Accurate Impressions for Retainers and Clear Aligners

By using this scanner, we are able to make the most accurate molds for your retainers and clear aligners possible. Traditional impressions don’t perfectly hold the shape of your teeth because they have to be pulled off and manipulated. A 3D scan of your mouth, on the other hand, is much more precise.

Clear Aligners for a Straighter Smile

When you choose clear aligners for your treatment, you will receive a series of soft plastic aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth to gradually straighten your smile. There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth! You can remove your aligners during your at-home oral hygiene routines and while eating your favorite meals. Unlike traditional braces, brushing and flossing are not complicated, and you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.

Retainers Matter

The reason retention after braces is so crucial is that the supporting structures around our teeth aren’t immediately used to their new position when the braces come off. The jaw bone and periodontal ligament need time to finish adjusting. Patients who don’t bother to wear their retainers might end up needing braces again before long. Nobody wants that to happen.

Ask Us About Options

If you’re new to digital impressions, you might still have many questions about them. You might even be considering sticking with putty impressions. We’re here to give you all the information you need so you can feel confident in our practice and the technology we use. Your healthy smile is our top priority.

Does iTero Use Radiation?

Unlike certain types of medical scanning equipment, including dental X-rays, the scanner does not have to expose the patient to any radiation in order to do its job. As small as the risk is from the levels of exposure involved with other scanning equipment, with our scanner, you don’t have to worry at all about any risks outweighing the benefits.

Enjoy Putty-Free Intraoral Scanning at Dr. Raineri Orthodontics

Thanks to Dr. Raineri Orthodontics’s iTero Scanner, you can no longer use those unpleasant putty dental impressions as an excuse to avoid getting orthodontic treatment! Give us a call at (315) 457-4900 or send us an email to find out how you can take advantage of the comfortable treatment we provide. You can learn more about our practice by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before you head our way!