iTero Element® 5D Plus Lite Intraoral Scanner
Digital Scanner for Dental Impressions
Because First Impressions Matter
Orthodontists use dental impressions to make a model of your mouth. This model is necessary for them to evaluate the arrangement of your teeth, gums and jaws if you need an orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign. It allows for careful planning to achieve the best results and the beautiful smile you deserve.
The process of creating traditional dental impressions can be messy and uncomfortable, but technological advancements now allow for digital impressions that are fast and easy. At Lozman Orthodontics in Latham, NY, we use the latest medical-grade technology for digital dental impressions.
What Is the iTero Element® 5D Plus Lite?
The iTero Element 5D Plus Lite is an innovative scanning system that allows us to create a computer-generated 5D model of your mouth. This digital scanner shows highly accurate details of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth, including your teeth and gums.
Why Are Digital Impressions Better Than Traditional Dental Impressions?
Traditional dental impressions involve trays filled with a goopy substance called alginate placed in the patient’s mouth. The patient would need to hold still for a few minutes and wait for the goop to harden and form an impression of their teeth and gums. In many cases, patients gagged or were extremely uncomfortable during this process.
With digital impressions using the iTero Element 5D Plus Lite, lasers and other optical scanning technology quickly scan your mouth to gather data. This seamless, all-in-one scanning experience allows you to comfortably breathe and swallow as you normally would while your digital impressions are taken. We can also pause your session at any time for any reason, such as if you have an itch, need to sneeze or would like to ask a question.
What Are the Benefits of Digital Impressions With the iTero Element® 5D Plus Lite Scanner?
- A comfortable scanning process — no more goopy, uncomfortable trays
- Scan time is much faster than traditional dental impressions
- Short processing time, meaning you’ll see your results quickly
- Creates a highly accurate digital model of your mouth
- Near-Infrared Technology (NIRI) can help detect cavities above the gums
- Allows for optimized viewing by your orthodontist
- Can provide imaging of what your smile may look like after Invisalign
How the iTero Element® 5D Plus Lite Helps Provide an Effective Invisalign® Treatment
The iTero Element 5D Plus Lite is designed to work with the Invisalign System for an effective treatment. It allows us to design the multiple sets of clear aligners needed to straighten your smile, with each step of the way mapped out. This advanced system allows for highly accurate planning of your treatment based on the detailed digital model of your mouth.
When used with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator (IOSim) Pro, the iTero Element can also provide imaging of what your smile may look like after your Invisalign treatment is complete. This imaging offers highly realistic visuals of your intended results.
Begin Your Journey to the Smile You’ve Always Wanted With iTero Element® Impressions
Contact Lozman Orthodontics in Latham, NY, to schedule your consultation and learn more about digital impressions and other orthodontic services we offer.