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iTERO™ Digital Impressions

We are so proud to offer our patients the most advanced alternative to dental impressions. A digital impression-less system is one of the most recent innovations in our profession. The power of digital scans is that it allows for any appliance to be fabricated from this digital image. The image does not change or distort over time and can be kept as a record for the future. We do not charge extra for this technology. We see it as a benefit to all our patients and a big step in the direction of digital orthodontics.

iTERO™ Digital Impressions

Charles A. Smith DDS is now offering 3D digital impressions via Invisalign iTero scanner. The scanner takes a digital 3D image of your upper and lower teeth for accurate and effective manufacturing of your Invisalign aligners. Anyone can view the iTero 3D image on the display in real-time as the impressions are being captured. We use these images for more precise treatment planning and for more accurately fitting aligners.

The 3D digital image eliminates the shipping process of your impressions to the lab. The 3D digital image is electronically sent to the lab and is available in the Invisalign Clincheck system the very next day for approval, eliminating weeks of wait time. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan eliminates the need for messy impression material, retakes and the uncomfortable experience. We welcome all our patients to come in and experience the latest and greatest in digital orthodontics.

Benefits of Dental Scanning

  • Eliminates impressions, the most disliked procedure in orthodontic care.
  • Superior Accuracy with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impressions, disinfection, and temperature changes.
  • Real time Visualization allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
  • Increased Patient Comfort by eliminating the gagging with traditional impressions.
  • Faster turnaround time for Invisalign aligners
  • More accurate impressions, leads to a better fitting Aligner which is more comfortable for our patients.