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iTero® Element™ - Rebecca Falsafi, DDS, MS, PC | East Amherst NY

iTero® Element™

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We Are a Digital Impression Practice: Proud Owners of an iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for unpleasant traditional impressions—no more messy putty in your mouth! With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums.

Benefits of Digital Impressions

  • No need for patients to sit through messy impressions that can cause anxiety, discomfort and gagging.

  • It’s fast, easy and accurate for optimal results which is a perfectly aligned, beautiful smile that’s healthy.

  • It gives your Amherst orthodontist the immediate ability to begin planning your treatment.

  • It allows patients to start their treatment more quickly as the images are uploaded immediately.

  • The quality of these digital scans are far superior to conventional impressions for better fitting aligners and retainers, resulting in very predictable, optimal results.

  • No re-takes necessary as there often are with impression trays and putty

 

How It Works

The iTero hand-held scanner is simply held over the teeth wherein it will quickly and efficiently scan all sides of the teeth to create a high quality 3D image. This image is then digitally saved and sent to a lab for the creation of the aligners or retainers. Unlike messy impressions using putty-like material and trays that takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, we can capture digital images using the the iTero scanner in less than 3 minutes.

This scanning technology even comes with a built-in simulator. This allows us to create a simulation of what your teeth will look like once they are straight and in the correct positions. This is a great way for us to evaluate the potential results and for you to see how attractive your smile will look once you're finished with treatment.

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